[AFRI-Discuss] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN70 Will Be Held as Virtual Community Forum
Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong
abdeldjalil.bachar at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 23:50:18 UTC 2021
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De : ICANN <no-reply at external.icann.org>
Date: ven. 15 janv. 2021 à 00:16
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN70 Will Be Held as Virtual Community Forum
To: <abdeldjalil.bachar at gmail.com>
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*ICANN70 Will Be Held as Virtual Community Forum
14 January 2021
LOS ANGELES – 14 January 2021 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that the ICANN Board of Directors has made
the decision <https://newsalerts.icann.org/DC7000i0ERm00j02PN2u0d2> to
convene ICANN70 as a Virtual Public Meeting due to the continuing impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting was initially planned to be held in
Cancún, Mexico. In consultation with community leaders, the ICANN70 Virtual
Community Forum dates have been modified and the meeting is now scheduled
to be held *22-25 March 2021*.
The health and safety of the ICANN community is always a top priority, and
as such, holding ICANN70 as an in-person meeting would not be feasible on
its scheduled date. Along with its resolution, the Board details its
rationale. A number of challenges to in-person meetings still remain,
including uncertainties around the ability and willingness of participants
to travel, whether physical distancing requirements are possible to
implement, the impact of a potential case among participants, and the
progress of the second wave of the virus across the world.
The Board fully appreciates the importance of face-to-face interaction and
looks forward to a return to in-person ICANN Public Meetings as soon as is
practical. The Board has directed ICANN org to work in coordination with
the ICANN community to meet the expected outcomes of an ICANN Community
Forum and support the community's ongoing priorities, policy advice, and
development work in a virtual format.
ICANN70 will be the fourth ICANN Virtual Public Meeting since the pandemic
began. ICANN org began a community engagement process in September 2020 to
consider lessons learned from previous virtual meetings and how those
learnings can impact future ICANN Public Meetings. ICANN org will implement
several community suggestions to enhance the virtual experience for ICANN70.
ICANN thanks our regional partners in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
as well as the local host committee in Mexico that worked tirelessly to
prepare for this meeting in Cancún. We appreciate their understanding and
we look forward to returning to the LAC region in the coming years.
Those interested in attending ICANN70 must register
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/TjNCj0u02000mR820P02dE0> to participate. To
learn more about the meeting time zone, language interpretation options,
and schedule, visit https://70.schedule.icann.org
<https://newsalerts.icann.org/kC0kP0N00ju02Rd2m20900E>. You can sign up to
receive ICANN announcements in your inbox here
For more information, visit the ICANN Meetings website
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an
address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That
address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN
helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.
ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with a community of participants from all over the world.
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