Wednesday, 4 March 2009

14:00 - 16:00
Don Diego 2

15:30 - 16:00

15:30 - 17:30
Don Diego 4

What it is | An open space to exchange ideas around business challenges and
opportunities, with special emphasis in the Latin American and Caribbean

Why it's important | Current projects and prospective business proposals
with impact in the Latin American and Caribbean market will be discussed
from different perspectives.

Who should attend? |
Those interested in listening different views of the
business challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.


16:00 - 17:00
Don Diego 1

Webcast - Video, Audio, Chat:

What it is | The Country-Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) which helps develop global policy for country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs), convenes both a members meeting and a Council meeting in Mexico City.

Why it's important | The Council and Members will discuss a number of issues affecting a cross-section of the world's country codes. Additionally there will be updates on developments and best practice from various ccTLD managers.

Who should attend? | Anyone with an interest in ccTLD issues specifically, and the Domain Name System in general, including registrars, registries, businesses, Internet Service Providers, Internet users, and government representatives.

16:00 - 17:30
Don Diego 3

What it is | The new Board Committee on Public Participation is holding an open session to ask the community what it thinks about a number of new ideas for improving participation within ICANN, plus to allow the community to make their own suggestions.

Why it's important | Participation is an important issue for ICANN as an organization. This is an opportunity for community members to enter into free and open discussion about what improvements could be made with Board members.

Who should attend? | All those interested in improving participation within ICANN.


16:00 - 17:30
Don Diego 2

17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 23:00
Gala Image


After the arrival of the Spanish, during the XVI Century, most of the architecture of what is now Mexico was shaped by the Catholic Church. Evangelization was one of the main chores, so in addition to churches, cloisters and monasteries other buildings, such as schools and hospitals, were constructed.Gala Image 2

Such is the case of the Church of San Hipolito and the former convent next to it, where the Gala Dinner will take place. It is a colonial building in a baroque style, in a basic square shape, with a central patio surrounded by stone arches. This Colonial Monument will be a showcase for the typical Mexican folklore. Colorful decorations, mouthwatering cuisine specialties, music which makes hearts and souls dance, and a touch of Latin flavor are all ingredients of a "Mexican Fiesta", and the perfect mix for a memorable evening in this beautiful city. Be ready for a once in a lifetime experience!

Getting There: Shuttle service will be provided from Sheraton Centro Historico, beginning at 18:30.

Return: Return shuttle service will be provided to Sheraton Centro Historico

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Thursday, 5 March 2009

(All day)

07:00 - 09:00
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.