[At-Large] ICANN 48 About to Commence

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 04:57:41 UTC 2013

Dear All,

Warm Greetings from Buenos Aires! We have converged in Argentina for the ICANN 48 which marks some interesting transitions in the growth and development of policies, cross-constituency collaboration and sharing of Studies on critical policy areas. The meetings will be incomplete without participation of communities who may not necessarily be here in person. The good news is that there is Remote Participation available unless the meetings are marked as closed. For those who have issues in low bandwidth, there are streaming options and capabilities designed to bring the meetings to the comfort of your offices, homes and organisations.

In a few hours, which is Sunday here, we will be having preparatory meetings before the ICANN 48 meeting officially opens on Monday. There are some constituencies that have already been meeting early this week, coupled with the ICANN Academy Training for selected leaders of cross constituencies.  Simultaneously, the Latin American DNS Forum was convened this week in the lead up to the ICANN 48.

To access the full meeting schedule, kindly visit:

Things To Watch Out For

*For ccTLD Managers and Interested Parties
The ccNSO meetings which will be held at the Aguila room tomorrow are closed to working group members only.

*For those interested in Internet Cooperation in the Asia Pacific
There is a meeting at Retiro C where stakeholders from Asia Pacific will give feedback on the Engagement Strategy for the region. For those of you who may not be able to stay up, please feel free to send in your thoughts so that we can collate it. Kindly send them directly to Save or respond to this email.

Time: 8:00am-9:00am Argentina time which is UTC-3.  

*ALAC and Regional Leaders Meeting

This will be held at the Golden Horn from 9:00am to 6:30pm Argentina 

Remote streaming is available via http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule/sun-alac-regional

Translation will be provided in French, English, Spanish and Portugese

*GAC sessions
This is relevant for governments, policy makers, regulators, law enforcement etc. It will be held in the San Telmo room and remote participation is available for all the sessions throughout the day.

*GNSO Session
The in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ICANN meetings provide an opportunity for productive and constructive discussions on issues that involve ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and/or stable operation of the Internet or domain name system. 

This will held at the Retiro B and remote streaming is available. For information on work that the GNSO is involved with, kindly visit: http://gnso.icann.org/en/

Hope to see you online or in the virtual rooms. 

Kind Regards,

Sent from my iPad

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