Schedule: Thursday, 05 March 2009

Monday, 2 March 2009

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 17:30
Don Alberto 2-4 (Main Room)

What it is | A discussion among selected members of each of the
Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees. Each SO and AC will designate up to four people in order to represent a range of perspectives.

Why it's important | The objective of this “ACSO” session is to share views and perspectives on common issues in a way that will inform the discussions within those groups during the week.

Who should attend? | All attendees are invited to attend and listen in to the discussions. A feedback session at the end of the meeting will enable community members to provide reflections and ask questions.

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:30
Don Diego 3

What it is | What makes a gTLD successful? What are the different ways to introduce of gTLD into the market place locally and globally? At this session a panel of industry experts will discuss different strategies to introduce new generic top-level domains into the market place.

Why it's important | Future registries have the opportunity to learn first-hand the challenges and opportunities to market a top-level domain.

Who should attend? | All individuals and organizations interested in applying for a new gTLD.

17:30 - 18:00
Don Alberto 2-4 (Main Room)

18:00 - 19:30
Don Diego 1

18:30 - 19:30
Don Diego 4

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

(All day)

07:00 - 08:30
Doña Sol

What it is | A daily opportunity for the selected Fellowship participants to engage in dialogue with topical presenters from the ICANN community and program alumni to learn more about certain aspects of ICANN and it's Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees, or hot topics of this particular ICANN meeting, as well as ask questions in a smaller setting.

Why it's important | The fellowship participants represent developing and underdeveloped countries within the 5 ICANN regions; they are the building blocks for the next generation of ICANN. By participating in the ICANN meetings, fellows can better support ICANN's mission and goals, by advancing the knowledge and education in their own country.

Who should attend? | Anyone who would like to learn more about the program, its participants, and why they are important to the growth and expansion of the ICANN community and mission.

08:30 - 09:00