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ICANN Meetings in Vancouver, Canada

November 30 - December 4 2005

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The next ICANN meeting will be held November 30 - December 4 in Vancouver, Canada. 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.

TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION

Information relating to Visa's can be obtained from the local host's website. If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a visa, please write to meeting@icann.org.

SCHEDULE AND AGENDA

Monday, 28 November 2005

  • GAC Working Groups (Closed) (8:30-13:30) (14:30-18:00) Grand Ballroom D,E,F
  • GNSO Council Meeting (09:00 - 11:00) Coquitlam

Tuesday, 29 November 2005

  • Public Meeting of the Security & Stability Committee (08:30-09:30) GrandBallroom A,B,C
  • Workshop on Proposed VeriSign Settlement (11:30-14:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
    Open briefing on proposed settlement, organized by Internet user and provider communities
  • GAC Plenary (Closed) (09:00-12:30) (14:30-19:00) Grand Ballroom D,E,F
  • GAC Open Session (17:00-18:30) Stanley Park Ballroom 2
  • At-Large Planning Forum (09:00-11:00) Fraser
    Open discussion of the current and future role and activities of At-Large in ICANN.
  • WWW TLD Meeting (09:00-14:30) Stanley Park Ballroom 3
  • Privacy Conference - Building Bridges on ICANN's Whois Question (14:30-18:30) Stanley Park Ballroom 3

Wednesday, 30 November 2005

  • * Public Workshop on DNSSEC - The Registrar's View (9:00-11:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
    ICANN is hosting a workshop organized jointly by members of the Registrar Constituency and of the DNSSEC Deployment Initiative. This workshop will focus on the security analysis, questions, concerns, business cases, and impact of the registrars as they consider DNSSEC. All audiences are encouraged to come discuss this important area in securing the DNS infrastructure.
  • Public Roundtable - Welcome to ICANN, Here's What it Means to You (10:30-11:30) Stanley Park Ballroom 2
    Open to all ICANN meeting participants, especially those attending their first ICANN meeting; roundtable discussion of what ICANN does, why ICANN is important to various stakeholder communities, and what the ICANN community will be doing in Vancouver.
  • New Participants' Luncheon (11:30-12:30) Marine Room
    All first time ICANN meeting participants are invited to join the ICANN board of directors and ICANN staff for lunch.
  • * IDN Workshop (12:30-19:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • * ccNSO Members Meeting (09:30 - 17:00) Stanley Park Ballroom 3
  • GAC Plenary (Closed) (10:00-13:00) (14:30-18:30) Grand Ballroom D,E,F
  • Strategic Planning Session - Conducted in French (14:00-15:00) Stanley Park Ballroom
    Strategic planning session conducted in French to allow members of the ICANN community whose preferred language is French to contribute to the discussion of strategic planning issues. (60 minutes)
  • Strategic Planning Session - Conducted in Spanish (16:00-17:00) Stanley Park Ballroom
    Strategic planning session conducted in Spanish to allow members of the ICANN community whose preferred language is Spanish to contribute to the discussion of strategic planning issues. (60 minutes)
  • Happy Hour (19:30-20:30) Grand Ballroom Foyer

Thursday, 1 December 2005

  • * Welcome Ceremony (9:00-10:00) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • At-Large Users Forum (10:00-12:30) Fraser
    Open discussion of the current and future role and activities of At-Large in ICANN.
  • IP Addressing Policy: Joint Meeting of GAC & ASO (10:00-12:00) Grand Ballroom D,E,F
  • GNSO Constituency Day
    • Cross Constituency Meeting - Commercial and Business Users, ISP, IP Interests (10:00-14:00) Cypress 2
    • gTLD Registries Constituency Meeting (10:00-17:30) Cypress 1
      (For more information on the Constituency, visit http://gtldregistries.org/).
    • Registrars Constituency Meeting (9:30-18:00) Stanley Park Ballroom 1 and 2
    • Commercial and Business Users Constituency Meeting (14:30-16:30) Cypress 2
    • Intellectual Property Interests Constituency Meeting (14:30-16:30) Coquitlam
    • Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency Meeting (14:30-16:30) Oak 1
    • Noncommercial Users Constituency Meeting (10:00-18:00) Oak 2
  • * ccNSO Members Meeting(10:00-18:00) Stanley Park Ballroom 3
  • ASO Workshop (Closed) (12:00-18:00) Mackenzie
  • ALAC Meeting (Open) (14:00-18:00) Fraser
  • * WSIS Workshop (1730-1900) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • Host's Reception (19:30-21:00) Hyatt Hotel - Shuttles will depart from hotel entrance at 19:15

Friday, 2 December 2005 - please note that the times for this day's agenda has been revised

  • Asia-Pacific (APRALO) At-Large Regional Meeting (open) (08:30-10:30) Mackenzie
  • * GNSO Public Forum (08:30-10:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • Address Council Meeting (Closed) (09:00-11:00) Cypress 1
  • * ccNSO Council Meeting (10:30-12:30) Stanley Park Ballroom 3
  • * GNSO Council Meeting (10:30-12:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • ASO Public Forum (11:00-13:00) Cypress 1
  • * ALAC meeting (open) (11:00-13:30) Mackenzie
  • * Public Forum, Part I (13:30-17:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
    • President's Report
    • Supporting Organization & Advisory Committee Reports
      • ccNSO Report
      • GNSO Council Report
        • Whois policy recommendation
        • New TLD policy development process
        • Internationalised domain name policy development process
        • GNSO Review
      • ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee)
      • Nominating Committee
    • New Zealand 2006 Meeting Hosts
    • Break
    • Morocco 2006 Meeting Hosts
    • Public Comments on Reports
    • Proposed VeriSign Settlement
    • Public Comment on Proposed VeriSign Settlement
  • * Strategic Planning Workshop (18:00-20:00) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
  • Games Night (20:30-24:00) Grand Ballroom D,E,F

Saturday, 3 December 2005

  • * Public Forum, Part II (9:00-13:00) Grand Ballroom A,B,C
    • Board Committee Reports:
      • Audit Committee
      • Board Governance Committee
      • Conflict of Interest Committee
      • Finance Committee
      • Meetings Committee
    • Supporting Organization & Advisory Committee Reports
      • ASO Report
      • GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee)
      • RSSAC (Root-Server System Advisory Committee)
      • SSAC (Security and Stability Advisory Committee)
      • Break
    • Ombudsman Report
    • IDN Update
    • New sTLD Update
    • IANA Process
    • WSIS Update
    • Public Comments on Reports & Updates
    • Open Microphone

Sunday, 4 December 2005

  • * Board Meeting (8:30) Grand Ballroom A,B,C

The items with "*" are being webcast. Please see "WEBCAST AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION INFORMATION" below for links.

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration for this meeting is now open. Click here to pre-register. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting.

REGISTRATION

Upon arrival, participants should pick up their badges and meeting materials at the registration desk.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found on the local host's website.

ICANN appreciates the support of the community in providing financial sponsorship for ICANN meetings. This sponsorship is a vital part of enabling ICANN to provide quality programs for meeting attendees. In particular, such generous sponsorship allows ICANN to hold its meetings in geographically diverse locations that allows broader participation across the world's Internet community. Details will be posted as they become available.

ICANN reserves the right not to accept sponsorships from organizations whose missions and activities conflict with ICANN policies.

WEBCAST AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: Webcasts will begin approxmitely 15 minutes before the scheduled event. Please refer to the above schedule for event time.

INTERNET ACCESS

There will be an Internet Lounge. Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b) will also be available in the main meeting and public areas.

PRESS AND MEDIA INFORMATION

Members of the press should contact press@icann.org.

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