Schedule & Agendas

The Cairo 2008 Meeting Schedule is being developed and will be available by September 15th 2008. Please check back then for full schedule details.

As ICANN meetings largely follow the same format, we've provided the outline below to give you an idea of what you can expect in Cairo. However, please keep in mind that this is not a reflection of the final schedule and all items are subject to change.


➜ SATURDAY 1 November 2008

GNSO Working Groups and/or GNSO Council Meetings

➜ SUNDAY 2 November 2008

GNSO Working Groups and/or GNSO Council Meetings; GAC Working Group Sessions (closed to the public)

➜ MONDAY 3 November 2008

Welcome Ceremony and formal opening of the meeting; ICANN Workshops; Public Forums, and joint meetings between ICANN Supporting Organisations; Welcome Reception.

4 November 2008

GNSO Constituencies such as the gTLD Registries and Registrars meet individually to discuss current issues; GAC Plenary (closed) and GAC Open Session; ccNSO meeting.

➜ WEDNESDAY 5 November 2008

Various Workshops; possible Public Forum; GAC Plenary; ccNSO Council Meeting; Gala Dinner

➜ THURSDAY 6 November 2008

ICANN Public Forum; Possible Workshops

➜ FRIDAY 7 November 2008

Meeting of the ICANN Board - Open to the Public


Social Events

The ICANN meeting is planned to be an event where participants do not only meet to discuss key issues but also to strengthen bonds and ties of friendship. Invitees to the prestigious social events will enjoy the authentic Egyptian culture; where they will be surrounded by an
enigmatic breeze of Egyptian history in the tremendous historic sites of Egypt. The combination of the Egyptian oriental atmosphere and sincere hospitality of the Egyptians coupled with the magical aura of Cairo nights attractions will mark the event so that participants will
go safely to their homelands with unforgettable memories and professional gains.
More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.