[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN at IGF 2009

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 10:49:34 SAST 2009

ICANN at IGF 2009

The CEO and the Chairman, along with a number of Board members, community
members and staff will be present at the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm
El Sheikh next week.

Here is a quick rundown of ICANN-related events and information for
participating both in person and remotely.

*Open Forum*

There are two main sessions from the ICANN perspective. On Sunday 15
November, at 9.30 to 11.00am local time in Room 1 (Sinai), ICANN will be
running an open forum that will cover the organization’s latest
developments, including the new Affirmation of Commitments, the recently
approved “fast track” for IDN Internet extensions, the new generic top-level
domain process, and other topics.

If you are not attending the conference in person, the session will be
audiocast and you will be able to send in interventions via email and
through a chat function on the IGF site.

Critical Internet Resources

Then, on Monday 16 November, there will be a main session on Managing
Critical Internet Resources in the main room from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

This event will be webcast and, again, you will be able to send in questions
via email and through chatrooms.

*Participating Remotely*

Links to the webcasts, audiocasts and chatrooms will be posted on the IGF’s
webpage at http://www.intgovforum.org.

There are also a number of “remote hubs” around the world that comprise
local meetings where participants are able not only to watch the webcast of
the IGF but also to interact with the meeting.

Those participating will also be able to discuss the themes covered by the
IGF from a local perspective with others from their own region. The Forum
serves as a stimulus or a starting point for the debate of local issues and
implications and for the development of a network of interested people in
every region.

For more information go to: http://www.igfremote.com/

Other sessions

Apart from those two main sessions, there are a range of other sessions that
may be of interest to ICANN community members. These include:

Monday 14.00-15.30 (Room 2, Red Sea): Best practices in ccTLD Policy and
Operations management Resources

Monday 14.30-16.00 (Room 3, Suez Canal): Managing Internet Addresses: Global
and regional viewpoint

Tuesday 11.00-12.30 (Room 2, Red Sea): Domain Name Use: Theft, Threats &

Tuesday 14.30-17.30 (Room 4, Nile Valley): Securing Cyberspace: Strategy for
the Future

Tuesday 15.00-18.00 (Main room): Internet Governance in the light of WSIS

Wednesday 9.00-12.30 (Room 3, Suez Canal):Code of good practice on
participation, access to information and transparency in Internet governance

Wednesday 14.00-15.30 (Room 4, Nile Valley): Arabic Script IDNs: Challenges
and Solution

*Full schedule*

You can view the full IGF meeting schedule online at:
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