ICANN78: A Quarter Century of Shaping the Internet’s Destiny

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has played a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of this digital world. As ICANN celebrates its 25th anniversary, the spotlight is on the upcoming ICANN78 Annual General Meeting, set to take place from 21 to 26 October 2023 in Hamburg, Germany.

A Hybrid Experience for All

One of the most significant aspects of the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting is its hybrid format. This year’s event will cater to both in-person and virtual attendees, ensuring that participants from around the world can join the celebration. The flexibility of choosing between physical attendance in Hamburg or virtual participation makes it accessible to a global audience.

Marking 25 Years of Success

ICANN’s journey began in 1998 when it was formed as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Its mission? To help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet by coordinating and supporting unique identifiers, including domain names, worldwide. Over the last quarter-century, ICANN has played a vital role in shaping the internet as we know it today. This milestone deserves special recognition, and the ICANN78 meeting will host several sessions dedicated to celebrating ICANN’s 25 years of success.

Equal Opportunities for All

ICANN is committed to ensuring that all participants, whether they attend in person or remotely, have an equal and inclusive experience. For those unable to travel to Hamburg, various remote participation options are available, ensuring that everyone can engage in the discussions and activities.

A Chance to Network and Collaborate

Beyond the formal business conducted during the meeting, ICANN78 offers ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Attendees are encouraged to make the most of these interactions, whether it’s meeting with colleagues, industry experts, or making new connections in the dynamic world of domain names.

Prep Week: Getting Ready

To prepare for ICANN78, participants can join Prep Week from 9 to 11 October 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the topics and discussions that will be on the agenda during the Annual General Meeting.

Managing Your Schedule with Sched

One important note for attendees: registering for ICANN78 does not automatically create a user account on ICANN’s meetings schedule platform, Sched. To stay organized and access the full event schedule, you’ll need to log in to your existing account or sign up for a new one. This will enable you to personalize your schedule and make the most of your time at the meeting.

In conclusion, the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting in Hamburg, Germany, is not just an event for insiders in the domain name industry. It’s a celebration of 25 years of dedication to maintaining a stable and secure global Internet. With its hybrid format, commitment to equal participation, and opportunities for networking and collaboration, ICANN78 promises to be an event that leaves a lasting impact on the internet’s future.

So whether you’re a seasoned domain name expert or someone passionate about the digital world, mark your calendar for ICANN78 and join the global community in celebrating a quarter-century of internet excellence.

Source: https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann78-schedule-now-available-02-10-2023-en


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