[ALAC-Announce] Invitation to NCUC at ICANN Event in San Francisco

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Fri Feb 18 13:22:40 UTC 2011

Dear All, 

The following invitation from Robin Gross for the ³NCUC at ICANN: Internet
Governance and the Global Public Interest² event is being forwarded to you
on behalf of EURALO Chair Wolf Ludwig.

Kind Regards,
At-Large Staff

NCUC at ICANN: Internet Governance and the Global Public Interest
11 March 2011 ­ Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco
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craigslist Founder Craig Newmark to Keynote Internet Policy Conference
(San Francisco)  ICANN¹s Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) is pleased
to host a policy conference ³NCUC at ICANN: Internet Governance and the Global
Public Interest² on Friday 11 March 2011 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel at
Union Square in San Francisco.
The all-day civil society policy conference will be held immediately before
the 40th International ICANN Meeting takes place at the same historic hotel
in San Francisco over the next week.  NCUC¹s conference is targeted at
international Internet governance participants, as well as Bay Area law and
policy experts, digital rights activists and other civil society
organizations concerned with Internet governance policies.
³NCUC at ICANN: Internet Governance and the Global Public Interest² will
explore a number of Internet policy issues in which NCUC is engaged,
including panel discussions on censorship, privacy, intellectual property
rights and domain name take-downs.  Panelists will examine the appropriate
role for national governments vis-à-vis other stakeholders in Internet
governance.  The conference will also consider ICANN¹s ability to address
the concerns of developing countries and serve the global public interest.
Internet entrepreneur Craig Newmark, founder of the popular website
craigslist.org will deliver a keynote address at the conference during
lunch.  For many years, he has been a vocal advocate of free expression on
the Internet, and a strong supporter of many nonprofits that work, online
and offline, to serve and unite people worldwide.

"ICANN's work in the area of Internet freedom is vital to the future of all
enterprises online, and I'm pleased to be a part of this important program,"
said Newmark.
ICANN Chairman of the Board of Directors Peter Dengate Thrush will deliver
the closing remarks at the NCUC policy conference. Former ICANN Board Member
Karl Auerbach will lead a discussion on the emerging issue of an independent
compatible domain name system and the challenges and opportunities such
services provide for Internet users.
The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is
required to attend.  NCUC plans to webcast the policy conference and provide
online remote participation for those who cannot attend in person on 11
March in San Francisco.
The conference host, NCUC, represents more than 200 non-commercial
organizations and individuals engaged in Internet policymaking within
ICANN¹s Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG).  NCUC¹s membership includes
educational institutions, human rights groups, religious institutions,
development-oriented nonprofit organizations, consumer groups, individuals
and other non-commercial participants.
For more information on the NCUC conference, including a detailed discussion
agenda, speaker list and online registration, visit the website or email
conference organizer Robin Gross Robin at IPJustice.org.
NCUC at ICANN Conference Website:
NCUC Website:
ICANN¹s 40th International Meeting Website:
Robin Gross, Executive Director
1192 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA  94117  USA
p: +1-415-553-6261    f: +1-415-462-6451
w: http://www.ipjustice.org     e: robin at ipjustice.org

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