ICANN's 28th International Public Meeting will be held 26-30 March in Lisbon, Portugal. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists.
The local host's website contains more information about the venue, transportation and hotels.
Registration for this meeting is now open.
(Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting.)
Information relating to visas can be obtained from the local host's website. A letter of invitation to attend the meeting and enter Portugal may be required by citizens of some countries. An invitation letter can be obtained by writing to email@example.com.
Information Regarding Operational Planning in Lisbon:
At the Lisbon meeting, ICANN is beginning the consultation process for the July 2007 - June 2008 operating plan. As part of its commitment to the internationalisation of its processes, ICANN will be running sessions to seek input to the planning process French, Arabic and Spanish in addition to the public forum session in English (with Portuguese translation). ICANN is very keen to receive input from all members of the community and we encourage your participation in these sessions. Times for the sessions are:
- French Tuesday 27th 14.30 - 15.30 (Ametista)
- Arabic Wednesday 28th 16.30 - 17.30 (Safira)
- Spanish Wednesday 28th 15.30 - 16.30 (Safira)
Saturday, 24 March 2007
|9:00 – 12:00||GAC Working Group (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|9:00 – 12:00||New gTLD, Reserved Names Working Group||Floriana 3||-||-|
|9:00 – 18:00||RALO Africa||Esmeralda 1||Agenda||-||-|
|9:00 – 18:00||RALO Europe||Ametista||Agenda||-||-|
|12:15 – 14:30||GAC/GNSO New gTLD Discussion||Mercure||-||-||-|
|14:45 – 18:00||GAC Working Group (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|15:00 – 18:00||GNSO Policies for Contractual Conditions, Existing gTLDs||Floriana 3||Agenda||Presentation [PDF, 88K]||Transcript|
Sunday, 25 March 2007
|9:00 – 12:00||GNSO New gTLDs and IDN Working Group||Floriana 3||-||-||Transcript|
|9:00 – 12:30||GAC Working Group (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|9:00 – 13:00||RALO Europe||Ametista||Agenda||-||-|
|11:00 – 12:00||ICANN Roundtable Orientation||Agua Marina||Agenda||-||-|
|12:00 – 13:45||GNSO Council Whois Discussion||Floriana 3||-||-||Transcript A
|13:00 – 15:00||Tutorial - IPv6 W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
|13:00 – 18:00||At-Large Advisory Committee Meeting, First Session||Ametista||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 15:45||GAC/GNSO Discussion on Whois||Mercure||Presentation
|15:30 – 16:30||Tutorial – How the Marketplace for Expiring Names Has Changed: Why names aren't released and what is the impact on consumers and other interests? Are registrars becoming domain name portfolio owners? W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||
|16:00 – 18:00||GNSO Protecting the Rights of Others Working Group||Floriana 3||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|16:00 – 19:15||GAC Working Group (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|16:30 – 18:30||Tutorial – Domain Name Secondary Market: What makes a name worth thousands of dollars and how does this market work? W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
Monday, 26 March 2007
|9:00 – 9:45||Welcome Ceremony W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|10:30 – 13:30||ICANN Public Forum W
||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||
|14:00 – 16:00||
GNSO Public Forum W
|Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||Presentation
|16:00 – 18:00||
ICANN Public Forum W
|Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|16:00 – 18:00||
Joint ccNSO/GAC Meeting on IDNs
|Jade 1 & 2||-||-|
|18:00 – 19:00||Welcome Cocktail||Hotel Foyer||-||-||-|
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
|08:30 – 12:00||At-Large European Regional Meeting||Ametista||Agenda||-||-|
|8:30 – 13:00||GAC Working Group (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|09:00 - 12:00||At-Large African Regional Meeting||Floriana 1||Agenda||-||-|
|09:00 - 17:00||gTLD Registries Constituency Meeting||Floriana 3||Agenda||-||-|
|09:00 - 17:00||Non-Commercial Users Constituency||Safira||Agenda||-||-|
|09:00 - 18:00||Registrars Constituency Meeting||Floriana 2||Agenda||-||-|
|9:15 – 17:00||ccNSO Members Meeting W||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
|10:00 – 12:00||Cross Constituency Meeting||Agua Marina||Agenda||-||-|
|13:00 – 18:00||At-Large Advisory Committee Meeting, Second Session||Floriana 1||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 15:45||GAC Plenary (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|14:00 – 16:00||Commercial and Business Users Constituency||Agua Marina||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 17:00||Intellectual Property Interests Constituency Meeting||Esmeralda 1||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 17:00||Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency Meeting||Esmeralda 2||Agenda||-||-|
|16:00 – 18:00||GAC Plenary - OPEN SESSION||Mercure||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|19:00 – 23:00||Gala Dinner||Buses Leave from Hotel||-||-||-|
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
|8:30 – 13:00||GAC Program Committee Meeting (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|8:30 – 10:30||GNSO Public Forum W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
|9:00 – 10:30||Going Forward with ICANN — The African Region Perspective||Floriana 3||Agenda||-|
|9:00 – 11:00||ASO Workshop||Ametista||Agenda||-||-|
|9:00 – 12:30||GAC Plenary (closed)||Mercure||-||-||-|
|9:15 – 13:00||ccNSO Members Meeting W||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda|
|10:30 – 12:30||GNSO Council Meeting W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|12:30 – 14:00||Going Forward with ICANN — The Middle East Region Perspective||Esmeralda 2||Agenda||-||-|
|13:30 – 15:00||Nominating Committee Workshop W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|14:00 – 15:00||ccNSO Council Meeting W||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda||Presentation
|15:30 – 17:00||President's Strategy Committee Workshop W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
|15:30 – 18:00||DNSSEC for TLDs: Experience from Sweden and Bulgaria [PDF, 101K] W||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
|17:30 – 19:30||IDN - GAC - GNSO & ccNSO Working Groups Workshop W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||Presentation [PDF, 28K]||Transcript|
|18:15 – 19:15||SSAC Open Meeting W||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda||Transcript|
|20:00 – 22:00||Sporting Event||Buses Leave from Hotel||-||-||-|
Thursday 29 March 2007
|8:30 – 13:00||ICANN Public Forum W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||
|ALL DAY||ccTLD Technical Meeting||Jade 1 & 2||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 18:00||At-Large Advisory Committee Meeting, Third Session||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||-|
|14:00 – 18:00||EuRID||Floriana 3||-||-||-|
|14:30 – 17:00||Outreach Event at University of Lisbon||University of Lisbon||Agenda||-|
|15:00 – 17:00||GNSO New gTLD Committee||-||-||-||-|
Friday, 30 March 2007
UPDATE: Arrival of ITU Secretary General Delayed
Secretary General Tourés arrival at ICANN’s 28th International Public Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal has been delayed.
Regrettably, he will not arrive in time to address the Community at 8:30 a.m., Friday, 30 March 2007, as previously scheduled.
However, it is anticipated that he may arrive in time to address the Community later in the morning.
The board meeting will convene at 9 a.m. as planned.
Further details will be posted as they become available.
|Floriana 1 & 2||-||-||-|
|9:00||Board Meeting W||Floriana 1 & 2||Agenda||-||Transcript|
There will be an Internet Lounge. Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b) will also be available in the main meeting, public areas and in the participant’s rooms (only those in the hotel where the conference will be held).
W WEBCAST AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION INFORMATION
Items marked with W will be webcast. PLEASE NOTE: Webcasts will begin approxmitely 15 minutes before the scheduled event. Please refer to the above schedule for event time.
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