As we close 2019 with ICANN66 in Montréal, Canada, we now focus on the new year for ICANN67 in Cancún, Mexico. It has been 10 years now since we had an ICANN meeting in Mexico. We are glad that our vibrant community will have the opportunity to visit the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region again for the ICANN67 Community Forum.
I am from Mexico and so is our newly-appointed ICANN Board Vice Chair León Sánchez, so this meeting has a special meaning to us, and to all of our community in Mexico and the LAC region. We are ready to welcome you and make the most of your participation in the ICANN meeting.
During ICANN66, we said goodbye to some of our Board members and greeted our new ICANN Board Chair, Maarten Botterman and new Vice Chair, León Sánchez. We wish them well in their new endeavor. They will play an important role in implementing ICANN’s new Strategic Plan 2021-2025 with very clear initiatives to help achieve our mission.
Mexico is home to over 80 million heavy Internet users, and the government is committed to increasing Internet penetration and achieving universal access for all its inhabitants. Cancún, Mexico, known for its beautiful beaches and Mayan culture and history, will host five days of intense debate and stakeholder engagement about ICANN’s most pressing matters. These key issues include DNS evolution, continued discussions around the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification on gTLD Registration Data, the New Generic Top-Level Domain Subsequent Procedures PDP, and many others. We will also be featuring sessions with a regional focus such as our traditional LAC Space.
Join us at ICANN67 and participate in a forum full of engagement opportunities.
See you in Cancún.