(The Hosting News) – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will convene its 52nd Public Meeting in Singapore, from February 9th to 12th.
The meeting will bring together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss what the future of the Internet may look like in light of last year’s announcement that the United States (U.S.) government will transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.
Former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton, Ira Magaziner, and Singapore’s Minister of Communications and Information, Dr. Yaacob bin Ibrahim, will address attendees at the meeting’s opening ceremony. Details are provided below.
In the afternoon, ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will join Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, Global Domains Division President Akram Atallah and Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific (APAC) Yu-Chuang Kuek in responding to journalists’ questions during an international news conference. They will address a wide range of issues, including the current status of the IANA stewardship transition and the continued delegation of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs).
To see the full schedule of events and meetings taking place during ICANN52 in Singapore, go to http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule-full.
Registration for ICANN52 is available on-site or at https://registration.icann.org/.
Details of the News Conference:
WHAT: News Conference
WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, and Yu-Chuang Kuek, Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC).
WHEN: Monday, 9 February 13:00 P.M. – 14:00 P.M. SGT (0500 – 0600 UTC)
WHERE: Morrison Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the news conference via remote access.
- A live webcast may be accessed at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/sin52-press/.
- Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international access number obtained from this list http://goo.gl/arhucw. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1 (719) 457-6209. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 364 624 6532.
Details of the Welcome Ceremony:
WHAT: Welcome Ceremony and President’s Opening Session
WHEN: Monday, 9 February 08:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. SGT (0030 – 0200 UTC)
WHERE: Padang Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists across the globe can monitor the welcome ceremony via a live video webcast at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/sin52-padang.