ICANN68 Virtual Policy Forum

ICANN68 To Be Held Virtually

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), ICANN68 will no longer be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Instead, the Policy Forum in June will be held virtually.  ICANN Meetings and Policy staff are now working with representative of each ICANN Supporting Organization and Advisory Committee, and members of the ICANN68 Planning Group, on a virtual program for the event. A modified format is expected, with a schedule focused on cross-community dialogues and key policy topics. We look forward to sharing more information about what to expect for ICANN68 in the coming weeks. If you plan to participate, please register.

For more information regarding this decision, please see the announcement available here.

Event Details

Dates: 22-25 June 2020

Location: Online Only

Time Zone: Sessions during ICANN68 will be held during regular working hours in Kuala Lumpur (UTC+8).

Schedule & Mobile App: Available on 1 June 2020


Attendance and Registration

Attendance at an ICANN Public Meeting is free to the general public.

Register now to receive schedule updates and the daily newsletter.

 

Remote Participation Tool: Zoom

All public sessions during the ICANN Meeting will have a Zoom Meeting 'virtual room' link posted in the schedule.

With Zoom's built-in collaboration tools, multiple participants can share their screens simultaneously and co-annotate for a more interactive meeting. Anyone can speak using computer audio and participants that raise their hand first are displayed at the top for fair and efficient management of input into the session.

Two ICANN staff members, known as a Remote Participation Managers, will be assigned to each virtual room to facilitate questions in the chat room and manage speakers in the queue.

In order to ensure that the maximum numbers of remote participants are able to have their views expressed in a session, please be aware of the following:

  • To ask a question in the virtual room, each participant must state their name and affiliation for the record/transcript.
  • In the Chat pod in the Zoom Meeting session, you will be asked to use these symbols < > around your question. This will distinguish your question or comment from the other chats happening throughout the session.

 

Need to learn or brush-up on using Zoom? Check out the Joining a Zoom Meeting Tutorial.

 

Standards of Behavior

Please be advised that all participants are subject to the Community Anti-Harassment Policy and the Expected Standards of Behavior which is documented in the Accountability and Transparency Frameworks and Principles adopted by the Board of ICANN on 6th May 2012 and revised on 26 June 2016.

All participants who behave in a manner that is clearly in breach of these standards may be removed from the virtual room without warning, depending upon the seriousness of the breach, as perceived by those staff attending the session.

If you are excluded or asked to desist in making certain comments and believe the treatment you received was unreasonable, you are entitled to ask the Ombudsman of ICANN to review the matter. You may find more information about the Ombudsman at http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/.

Prep Week and Event Schedule

Please check back for more information about the agenda for ICANN68 to be posted shortly.