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Welcome!  ICANN59 will be our second ever Policy Forum. This four-day meeting is focused on current policy development work, outreach, and daily opportunities to network with the community . For general information about ICANN59, please visit https://meetings.icann.org/en/johannesburg59.
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Sunday, June 25
 

08:30

 
Monday, June 26
 

08:00

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Outreach and Strategy Meeting
During the strategy and policy briefing, NCSG will take stock of the morning sessions and brief the members and newcomers on the afternoon sessions as well as reiterating its role in the policy sessions. It will raise the most important aspects of the GNSO and other groups policy meetings and highlights important issues that members should pay attention to. The session will be run by the NCSG PC members and the NCSG Chair. A rapporteur will be assigned to these briefing sessions. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/swbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Maryam Bakoshi

Staff Leader & Facilitator


Monday June 26, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

08:00

GNSO - Outreach – GNSO Policy Briefing
During this session the GNSO Policy Support Team will provide a briefing that aims to assist attendees in their preparation for the GNSO topics that are on the agenda for that specific day. This session is intended to be informative and interactive. Please join us with any questions you may have.
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Committee 4

08:00

ccNSO TLD OPS Standing Committee
Meeting of oversight and standing committee of the ccTLD security and stability ops email list (TLD-Ops). Open to people who want to observe proceedings of the meetings.
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Staff Leader: Kimberly Carlson


Monday June 26, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Boardroom 1/2

08:30

Welcome and Multi-Stakeholder Ethos Award Presentation
Welcome to ICANN59! Please join us for opening remarks and as we present ICANN’s 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. Launched in 2014 at ICANN50 in London, the Multistakeholder Ethos Award recognizes ICANN participants who have invested in consensus-based solutions, acknowledged the importance of ICANN’s multistakeholder model of Internet governance and contributed in a substantive way to the higher interests of ICANN’s organization and community. Recipients of the Ethos Award are selected yearly by a panel of community members representing the various Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees. ? For more insights on the award program, please consult the Ethos Award Space https://community.icann.org/x/lp7DAw
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Staff Leader: David Olive

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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David Olive

Senior Vice President, Policy Development Support And General Manager, ICANN Regional Headquarters - Istanbul, ICANN
David Olive joined ICANN in February 2010 to lead its Policy Development Support team following 20 years as a corporate executive and leader in ICT public policy formation. ICANN coordinates the Internet domain name system (DNS) to ensure that the Internet is secure, stable a... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 08:30 - 09:00
Level 4 Foyer

09:00

GAC Opening Plenary
The GAC will be welcoming new GAC Members, go over the GAC schedule for the week of the ICANN59 Meeting and open for nominations to the upcoming GAC Leadership elections. This session includes a presentation of the GAC election tool to the GAC (09:45 to 10:15).
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

09:00

GNSO-Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Membership Meeting
Membership meeting of the Registries Stakeholder Group. Who should attend: members of the RySG and interested registries. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/rAbfAw
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist



Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

09:00

ccNSO Strategic Operational Planning Working Group
The goal of the Working Group is to coordinate and organise participation of ccTLD managers in ICANN's Strategic and Operational planning processes. Open to people who want to observe proceedings of the meetings
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Boardroom 1/2

09:00

RSSAC Work Session 1 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 1 [ C ]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 5

09:00

DNSSEC Workshop
DNSSEC deployment is continuing to move forward. This session is a public presentation and discussion with those actively engaged in the deployment of DNSSEC. Why it's Important: Registries, registrars, ISP's and others who plan to deploy DNSSEC services will benefit from the presentation and discussion of the deployment experience. Who Should Attend?: Anyone with an interest in the deployment of DNSSEC, particularly registry, registrar and ISP representatives with technical, operational, and strategic planning roles.
Agenda Details: 0900-0915 – Presentation: DNSSEC Workshop Introduction, Program, Deployment Around the World – Counts, Counts, Counts -- Presenter: Jacques Latour, CIRA 0915-0955 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Deployment Challenges -- Moderator: Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR 0955-1015 – Presentation: Middlebox DANE for HTTPS -- Presenter: Andrew McConachie, ICANN 1015-1030: Coffee Break 1030-1100 – Tutorial/Panel Discussion: Root Key Signing Key Rollover Test Bed -- Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons 1100-1145 –Panel Discussion: Root Key Signing Key Rollover Test Bed -- Moderator: Jacques Latour, CIRA 1145-1150 – Presentation: DNSSEC How Can I Help? -- Presenter: Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society 1150-1200 – The Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz -- Presenter: Wes Hardaker, ISI 1230-1330 – Sponsored Lunch (Tickets Required)
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

09:00

GNSO Working Session
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/LAXfAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:00 - 15:00
Committee 4

09:15

ALAC & Regional Leaders Working Session 1
The Members of the ALAC and the Regional Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

09:30

At-Large AFRALO Local Community Engagement
Approximately 30 Students from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Innovation Hub  as well as 30 students/interns from the Innovation Hub Management Company - currently running programs on ICT - will be joining the AFRALO ALSes at the venue to follow this  session, (program being developed) led by Aziz Hilali, Chair of AFRALO as well as Tijani Ben Jemaa, Vice-Chair of AFRALO (program being developed). Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/4y-wAw
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Staff Leader: Gisella Gruber
Staff Facilitator: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Gisella Gruber

Specialist, SO/AC Support (ALAC, At-Large), ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:30 - 12:00
Bill Gallagher Room

09:45

Election Tool Presentation to the GAC
GAC Support staff will be giving a presentation of the election tool Tally to the GAC for the upcoming GAC Leadership elections.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Julia Charvolen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 09:45 - 10:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:00

AM Coffee Break
am coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 10:00 - 10:15
Ballroom Foyer

10:30

GAC Session on the Implementation of new Bylaws (Session I)
The GAC will be discussing its role in the Empowered Community.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:30

ALAC and Regional Leaders Working Session Part 2
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

10:30

ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee
The ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee will gather and discuss possible updates and modifications of the current ccNSO rules and guidelines. Open to people who want to observe proceedings of the meetings
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Monday June 26, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Boardroom 1/2

10:30

GNSO-Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) RSP Discussion Group
Meeting of the RSP Discussion Group. Agenda wiki page: https://community.icann.org/x/qAbfAw
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist



Monday June 26, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

10:30

RSSAC Work Session 2 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 2 [C ]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Committee 5

11:30

GAC Session on 2-Character Country Codes as Second Level Domains
The GAC will be discussing the status and the next steps for exchanges with ICANN Org regarding the topic of 2-Character Codes as Second Level Domains.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:15

At-Large AFRALO ALS Capacity Building Session 1
Capacity Building sessions organized by AFRALO for its ALS representatives about 4 main policy topics: 1. How to participate in names Policy Development Process and develop an At-Large statement 2. Security Trends Impacting Registrants and End-Users 3. ICANN Empowered Community 4. Next Generation Registration Directory Services These sessions are organized in an interactive format to allow more involvement of the ALS reps and better comprehension of the topics.
This Capacity Building Program included pre-Johannesburg webinars to introduce ICANN and the Policy Development to newly accredited ALSes, to explain all AFRALO Activities at ICANN59, and to detail the whole ICANN meeting schedule in Johannesburg.
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/YhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

12:15

ccNSO Council Preparatory Meeting
The ccNSO Council meets to discuss relevant topics in more detail. Open to people who want to observe proceedings of the meetings
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Monday June 26, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Boardroom 1/2

12:15

GNSO – Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) Closed Meeting [C]
The closed IPC meeting will be for discussing internal policy positions for the Working Groups and HIT meetings during ICANN59
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Staff Leader: Chantelle Doerksen
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Chantelle Doerksen

Secretariat Support - BC, IPC, ISPCP
Chantelle provides Secretariat support to the Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and the Internet Service Providers and Constituency Providers Constitency (ISPCP). | | Her background is in international relations and community development... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

12:15

Joint Lunch DNSSEC Workshop & Tech Day
This is the Joint DNSSEC Workshop & Tech Day Lunch for participants in the DNSSEC Workshop. This is a private lunch and tickets are required.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Level 4 Foyer

12:15

Fellowship Program Daily Session
As this is a Policy Forum, the main focus of the session will be the importance of Policy work and how to leverage and encourage Fellow’s participation in policy development.
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Staff Leader: Siranush Vardanyan
Staff Facilitator: Siranush Vardanyan

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Siranush Vardanyan

Fellowship Coordinator, ICANN



Monday June 26, 2017 12:15 - 13:30
Bill Gallagher Room

12:30

GAC EU Meeting [C]
The GAC EU Commission will be meeting to follow up on GAC matters
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Julia Charvolen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:30

GAC Leadership Lunch Meeting [C]
GAC Leadership meeting to go over the GAC schedule
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Boardroom 3

13:30

GAC Public Safety Working Group Update to GAC Plenary
The GAC Public Safety Working Group will be meeting to follow up on the work done since ICANN 58
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Fabien Betremieux

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Fabien Betremieux

GAC Relations Advisor, ICANN
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

13:30

ALAC and Regional Leaders Working Session Part 3
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

13:30

GNSO - Registrar Stakeholder Group Policy Meeting
The Registrar Stakeholder Group is one of several Stakeholder Groups within the ICANN community and is the representative body of registrars. It is a diverse and active group that works to ensure the interests of registrars and their customers are effectively advanced. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/rAbfAw
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
avatar for Nathalie Peregrine

Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist



Monday June 26, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

13:30

Tech Day (Part 1)
Technical Workshop, with presentations, discussions and hands-on demonstrations in an interactive format. Open to anyone interested in technical topics related to registry work, security etc.
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Staff Leader: Kimberly Carlson
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Monday June 26, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

13:30

RSSAC Work Session 3 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 3 [C ]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 5

14:00

GAC Session on the CCT Review Update
The GAC will discuss the CCT Review Report based on a briefing the Chair of the Review Team.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

14:30

GAC Session on the IGO/Red Cross Protections Update
The GAC will be discussing the developments and status of the facilitated dialogue regarding protections of IGOs acronyms and Red Cross-Red Crescent national names since ICANN 58.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

15:00

PM Coffee Break
pm coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Ballroom Foyer

15:15

Tech Day (Part 2)
Technical Workshop, with presentations, discussions and hands-on demonstrations in an interactive format. Open to anyone interested in technical topics related to registry work, security etc.
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Staff Leader: Kimberly Carlson
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Monday June 26, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

15:15

Meeting of La Francophonie
Meeting of la Francophonie
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Julia Charvolen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 15:15 - 17:15
Committee 4

15:15

Cross-Community Discussion on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) Policy Requirements
On 26 May, 2015, the ICANN Board reaffirmed its 2012 request for a Board-initiated PDP to define the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and to consider safeguards for protecting data, using the recommendations in the EWG?s Final Report as an input to, and, if appropriate, as the foundation for a new gTLD policy.
Accordingly, the GNSO Next-Generation gTLD RDS PDP Working Group is currently working through phase 1 of the Board-requested PDP, using the Framework?s 3-phase process to (1) establish gTLD registration data requirements to determine if and why a next-generation RDS is needed, (2) design policies that detail functions that must be provided by a next-generation RDS to support those requirements, and (3) provide guidance for how a next-generation RDS should implement those policies, coexisting with and eventually replacing WHOIS. The purpose of this cross-community session is to obtain community feedback on key concepts related to the purposes of gTLD registration data and directory services, data elements required by those purposes, and related data protection and privacy requirements, and access requirements. The WG is currently deliberating on these concepts and hopes to solicit community feedback on its rough consensus agreements to date during this session. The session will include a brief overview of the questions now being addressed by this WG, and the progress of the WG in answering those questions. However, most of the agenda will include an interactive dialogue between the WG members and the broader community on the WG's initial key concepts for users/purposes, data elements, privacy, and access to gTLD registration data, specifically for a 'minimum public data set.' The WG is continuing to deliberate on key concepts and possible requirements for a 'minimum public data set' and plans to expand to other data elements soon. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ygffAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Marika Konings

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 15:15 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

18:30

ccNSO/GNSO Joint Council meeting
The Joint ccNSO/GNSO Council meeting is to discuss topics of interest to both Councils. The in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ICANN meetings provide an opportunity for productive and constructive discussions on issues that involve ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and /or stable operation of the Internet or domain name system. Who Should Attend: ccNSO and GNSO Council members and interested observers. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/yAffAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Monday June 26, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

19:00

Local Host Reception
Local Host Reception for all Attendees.
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Staff Leader: Local Host
Staff Facilitator: Tanzanica King

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Tanzanica King

Sr. Manager, Meeting Strategy and Design, ICANN
Tanzanica joined ICANN in 2002 and now serves as Sr. Manager, Meeting Strategy and Design. She is responsible for development and implementation strategies for ICANN Meetings in support of Board, leadership, and community requirements and initiatives, and works collaboratively wi... Read More →


Monday June 26, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
Exhibition 1
 
Tuesday, June 27
 

08:00

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Outreach and Strategy Meeting
During the strategy and policy briefing, NCSG will take stock of the morning sessions and brief the members and newcomers on the afternoon sessions as well as reiterating its role in the policy sessions. It will raise the most important aspects of the GNSO and other groups policy meetings and highlights important issues that members should pay attention to. The session will be run by the NCSG PC members and the NCSG Chair. A rapporteur will be assigned to these briefing sessions. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/swbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

08:00

GNSO - Outreach – GNSO Policy Briefing
During this session the GNSO Policy Support Team will provide a briefing that aims to assist attendees in their preparation for the GNSO topics that are on the agenda for that specific day. This session is intended to be informative and interactive. Please join us with any questions you may have.
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
avatar for Marika Konings

Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

08:00

At-Large AFRALO ALS Capacity Building Session 2
Capacity Building sessions organized by AFRALO for its ALS representatives about 4 main policy topics: 1. How to participate in names Policy Development Process and develop an At-Large statement 2. Security Trends Impacting Registrants and End-Users 3. ICANN Empowered Community 4. Next Generation Registration Directory Services These sessions are organized in an interactive format to allow more involvement of the ALS reps and better comprehension of the topics.
This Capacity Building Program included pre-Johannesburg webinars to introduce ICANN and the Policy Development to newly accredited ALSes, to explain all AFRALO Activities at ICANN59, and to detail the whole ICANN meeting schedule in Johannesburg.
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZBLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

08:00

Empowered Community’s Cross Community Forum on Proposed Fundamental Bylaws Amendments
The ICANN Board Governance Committee (BGC) has proposed moving its responsibilities for ICANN's Reconsideration Request process to a new Board committee that can also be dedicated to the oversight of ICANN's other accountability mechanisms as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Reconsideration Request process is a key ICANN accountability mechanism, and the BGC's oversight of it is part of ICANN's Fundamental Bylaws which can only be amended if the ICANN Board and ICANN's Empowered Community (EC) approve.
The proposed Fundamental Bylaw change was posted for public comment, following which the Board will review and act on the proposal. If the Board approves the change, the next step (as mandated by the Bylaws) will be for the EC to consider whether it supports the change. The Bylaws specify the process by which the EC may approve Fundamental Bylaw changes. This includes the convening of a Community Forum by ICANN if so directed by the EC Administration.
This will be the first time that the EC will be coming together to exercise one of the EC's new powers under the revised ICANN Bylaws. It will also be the first time that the EC Administration - comprising a representative from each of the EC's five Decisional Participants - will be conducting a Community Forum in accordance with the new procedures spelled out in the Bylaws.
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Nathalie Peregrine

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist
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Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

08:00

GNSO – Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) Outreach Session [C]
This outreach session is organized by the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) engage with local and regional professionals in Intellectual property. Participants from local law firms and companies are invited to come learn about the diversity of private sector interests at ICANN, connect with active stakeholders, and learn how to become involved. RSVPs are appreciated in order to have an accurate head count and should be sent to chantelle.doerksen@icann.org. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/sAbfAw
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Staff Leader: Chantelle Doerksen
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
CD

Chantelle Doerksen

Secretariat Support - BC, IPC, ISPCP
Chantelle provides Secretariat support to the Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and the Internet Service Providers and Constituency Providers Constitency (ISPCP). | | Her background is in international relations and community development... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Committee 4

08:00

ICANN Academy Working Group
1. Review of the Chairing Skills Programme 2. Planning of the new intercultural course a. Content b. Format c. Timeline d. How to include ICANN Learn e. Responsibilities 3. AOB
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Staff Leader: heidi ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Committee 2

08:00

08:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 1) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Full Committee and Administrative Committee. This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC and SSAC Administrative Committee members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:30 - 10:15
Boardroom 1/2

08:30

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting
GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting: This is a face-to-face meeting of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group. This PDP Working Group is tasked with calling upon the community’s collective experiences from the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program to determine what, if any changes may need to be made to the existing introduction of New gTLD policy recommendations from 8 August 2007. Those who are interested in impacting new gTLD policy recommendations for subsequent procedures are encouraged to attend.
Agenda wiki page: https://community.icann.org/x/qQffAw
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Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Steve Chan

Sr. Policy Manager, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served as a New gTLD Operations Manager for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Team supporting the policy development process for the Generic Names Supporting Organization(GNSO).



Tuesday June 27, 2017 08:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

09:00

GAC Underserved Regions Working Group Session
The GAC Underserved Region Working Group will discuss the work progress made since ICANN 58. Agenda: - Capacity Development Workshops updates and timeline for future sessions * 23 – 24 June 2017: Pre ICANN 59 Capacity Development Workshop (agenda:https://gacweb.icann.org/x/w4FhAg) - Review of the FAQ document on delegation and redelegation of ccTLDs - Update on the CCT Review, New gTLD Subsequent Procedures, CCWG Acct WS2 Diversity Sub-Group - Call for volunteers in Cross-Community Working Groups, GNSO PDPs, and Underserved Regions Working Group’s work * Leads: Alice Munyua, AUC and Pua Hunter, Cook Islands; GAC USR WG Co-Chairs
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

09:00

ccNSO Members Day 1 (part 1)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Tuesday June 27, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

09:00

RSSAC Work Session 4 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 4 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 5

09:15

ALAC and Regional Leaders Working Session Part 4
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich


Tuesday June 27, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

09:45

GAC Preparation for Meeting with the ICANN Board
The GAC will discuss topics to bring up with the ICANN Board in preparation for its session with the Board on Wednesday 28 June.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 09:45 - 10:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:15

AM Coffee Break
am coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:15 - 10:30
Ballroom Foyer

10:30

GAC and ALAC Meeting
Agenda: 1. Ways to make GAC/ALAC cooperation more concrete (e.g., small groups following up the discussion at joint meetings) 2. New approaches to the subsequent new gTLD procedures (incl. CBA's, possible for profit/not for profit categories, geo names, etc.) 3. Possible cooperation in underserved regions 4. AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 2) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Full Committee and Administrative Committee. This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC Administrative Committee and SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Boardroom 1/2

10:30

GNSO IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protections Policy Development Process Working Group
This GNSO Policy Development Process was launched in June 2014 to examine whether changes to the existing dispute resolution processes at the second level in all gTLDs (i.e. the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) procedure) were needed to address the specific needs of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). The PDP Working Group published its preliminary recommendations for public comment and has thoroughly considered the comments received. These recommendations deal with a number of issues, including that of standing to file a complaint under the UDRP and URS and IGO jurisdictional immunity, for which the Working Group had sought the advice of an external legal expert. In this session, the Working Group will discuss its proposed final recommendations with the community. All are welcome to attend, especially those with an interest in domain name disputes and IGO concerns regarding abuse of their names and acronyms in the domain name system.
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
avatar for Mary Wong

Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Committee 4

10:30

RSSAC Work Session 5 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 5 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Committee 5

10:30

ccNSO Members Day 1 (part 2)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Tuesday June 27, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

11:15

GAC Human Rights and International Law Working Group Session
The GAC HRIL WG will be meeting to follow up on its work since ICANN 58. Agenda: - CCWG HR sub-group consultation on FoI: outcome and next steps. Speaker: Niels ten Oever (10 + 15 mins Q&A) - Co-Chair lead: Jorge Cancio - Report on teleconference with UN WG on Guiding Principles (10 mins) - Co-Chair lead: Mark Carvell - Next phase of HRIL WG work (5 mins) - Co-Chair lead: Milagros Castanon - AOB (5 mins)
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:15 - 12:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

11:15

CCWG IG, F2F
This is a Face-2-Face meeting of the CCWG Internet Governance. It will address the work programme of the CCWG (including participation at the IGF) and also discuss the revised charter and on-going work at the Board Working Group on Internet Governance.
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Staff Leader: Nigel Hickson
Staff Facilitator: Nigel Hickson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
NH

Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket


Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:15 - 12:15
Boardroom 3

11:30

ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach and Engagement
"The ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach and Engagement (O&E ; https://community.icann.org/x/cqfbAQ[community.icann.org]) develops strategies on reaching out to new potential members of the At-Large community (Outreach) and to engage new and existing members of the At-Large Community (Engagement) to continue to fulfill At-Large and ALAC’s role in ICANN activities. This Subcommittee will work with the At-Large Community to ensure such strategies are implemented successfully.
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZBLfAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

12:00

GAC Meeting to Review Items for the GAC Communique
The GAC will be reviewing and listing topics proposed for by GAC Members for discussion in the ICANN 59 Communique
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:15

12:15

Fellowship Program Daily Session
As this is a Policy Forum, the main focus of the session will be the importance of Policy work and how to leverage and encourage Fellow’s participation in policy development.
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Staff Leader: Siranush Vardanyan
Staff Facilitator: Siranush Vardanyan

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Siranush Vardanyan

Fellowship Coordinator, ICANN



Tuesday June 27, 2017 12:15 - 13:30
Bill Gallagher Room

12:30

GNSO – Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) Open Meeting
The CSG represents the views of users and connectivity providers; its mission is to ensure ICANN policy and ICANN contracts are consistent with the development of an Internet that is a safe place for business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions and communications to take place based on high levels of business, user and consumer confidence. The in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ICANN meetings provide an opportunity for productive and constructive discussions on issues that involve ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and/or stable operation of the Internet or domain name system. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ugbfAw
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Staff Leader: Chantelle Doerksen
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew
ICANN Open Data Initiative: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/odi-2017-06-27-en

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Terri Agnew

Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
CD

Chantelle Doerksen

Secretariat Support - BC, IPC, ISPCP
Chantelle provides Secretariat support to the Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and the Internet Service Providers and Constituency Providers Constitency (ISPCP). | | Her background is in international relations and community development... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

12:30

GAC Leadership Lunch Meeting [C]
The GAC Leadership will be meeting to prepare for the meeting with the Board and discuss the GAC schedule
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Boardroom 3

13:30

GAC and ccNSO Meeting
Agenda: - Update on the ccNSO PDP on ccTLD retirement and review mechanisms - Use of country and territory names as TLDs, update on the CCWG activities - FAQ Document with the GAC Underserved Regions WG - AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 14:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

13:30

GNSO - new gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group F2F Meeting
The new gTLD Program established auctions as a mechanism of last resort to resolve string contention (Competition between 2 or more applicants for TLDs). Most string contention sets (approximately 90% of sets scheduled for auction) have been resolved through other means before reaching an auction conducted by ICANN through ICANN's authorized auction service provider. It was recognized from the outset that significant funds could accrue as a result of several auctions. As such, these auction proceeds have been reserved and earmarked until the Board authorizes a plan for the appropriate use of the funds. These proceeds are to be considered as an exceptional, one-time source of revenue. The ICANN community has chartered a Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) which has been tasked to develop a proposal for eventual consideration by the ICANN Board on the mechanism(s) that should be created to allocate the new gTLD Auction Proceeds. This is a face-to-face meeting of the CCWG which is open to anyone interested to observe and participate in. For further information, please see https://community.icann.org/x/yJXDAw.
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

13:30

At-Large Regional Leaders Meeting
This meeting is for the At-Large Regional Leadership to discuss cross regional issues as well as hot topics and the impact on the various regions. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZBLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

13:30

ccNSO Members Day 1 (part 3)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
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Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

13:30

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Policy Committee Meeting
Preparation for the GNSO Council meeting. This meeting is mandatory for Policy Committee Members. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/wAbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 4

13:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 3) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) Full Committee and Administrative Committee. This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC and SSAC Administrative Committee members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Boardroom 1/2

13:30

RSSAC Work Session 6 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 6 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 5

14:15

GAC Working Group on the Protection of Geographic Names in Future Rounds of New gTLDs
Agenda: - Revision of different perspectives presented during the Webinar organized by the GNSO - Preparation for the cross-community webinar and a cross-community dialogue session during ICANN 59 - AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 14:15 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

15:00

PM Coffee Break
pm coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Ballroom Foyer

15:15

GDPR and its potential impact: looking for practical solutions
Organizations are expected to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018. The GDPR harmonizes data privacy laws across all member states of the European Union, with the goal to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and is relevant for any person or entity that processes the personal data of EU residents. The purpose of this cross-community session is to explore the impact of the GDPR on the domain name industry and its users. A moderated discussion on the following 3 topics will take place: 1. introduction on the GDPR and its impact on the business 2. How the GDPR affects registrants, and services by registries and registrars: looking for practical solutions 3. Potential impact on current ICANN-related work
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Tuesday June 27, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

17:00

Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level Session I
The Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level sessions will be a chance for the community to discuss and consider the topic of geographic names at the top-level of the DNS, an area where there are divergent views amongst the community organizations, and even amongst those within their respective organizations. During the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program, country or territory names as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were not permitted. Certain other Geographic names, as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were permitted when accompanied with supporting documentation. There are currently several efforts underway that are separately looking at how geographic names should be handled in the future, with some focusing on different aspects of the topic. The New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG is seeking to facilitate a community-wide dialogue that allows for the community to collaborate, understand the various needs, and to consider and debate proposals to address geographic names at the top-level in future new gTLD procedures; The goal of the session is to work collaboratively with the community to develop a consensus-driven compromise solution. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/xAffAw
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Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Steve Chan

Sr. Policy Manager, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served as a New gTLD Operations Manager for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Team supporting the policy development process for the Generic Names Supporting Organization(GNSO).


Tuesday June 27, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Bill Gallagher Room

17:00

GAC Public Safety Working Group meeting
1. Discussion with vTLD Consortium (follow-up to presentation during ICANN 58) – 15 min 2. Privacy/Proxy IRT Feedback on LEA Disclosure Framework – 10 min 3. Outcome of RDS and GDPR Sessions for briefing of the GAC – 10 min 4. Discussion of PSWG Strategy and Internal Organization – 60 min
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Fabien Betremieux

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Fabien Betremieux

GAC Relations Advisor, ICANN
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

18:30

GNSO Informal Council Session [C]
GNSO Council informal session to prepare for the Council meeting on Wednesday
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Tuesday June 27, 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

18:30

Fellowship Program 10 Years Anniversary Celebration
Celebration of the ICANN Fellowship Program 10 Years Anniversary
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Staff Leader: Siranush Vardanyan

Tuesday June 27, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Level 4 Foyer
 
Wednesday, June 28
 

08:00

GAC PSWG Update to the GAC Plenary
The GAC PSWG will update the GAC in plenary prior to the GAC meeting with the ICANN Board
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

08:00

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Outreach and Strategy Meeting
During the strategy and policy briefing, NCSG will take stock of the morning sessions and brief the members and newcomers on the afternoon sessions as well as reiterating its role in the policy sessions. It will raise the most important aspects of the GNSO and other groups policy meetings and highlights important issues that members should pay attention to. The session will be run by the NCSG PC members and the NCSG Chair. A rapporteur will be assigned to these briefing sessions. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/swbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

08:00

GNSO - Outreach – GNSO Policy Briefing
During this session the GNSO Policy Support Team will provide a briefing that aims to assist attendees in their preparation for the GNSO topics that are on the agenda for that specific day. This session is intended to be informative and interactive. Please join us with any questions you may have.
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Committee 4

08:00

At-Large AFRALO ALS Capacity Building Session 3
Capacity Building sessions organized by AFRALO for its ALS representatives about 4 main policy topics: 1. How to participate in names Policy Development Process and develop an At-Large statement 2. Security Trends Impacting Registrants and End-Users 3. ICANN Empowered Community 4. Next Generation Registration Directory Services These sessions are organized in an interactive format to allow more involvement of the ALS reps and better comprehension of the topics.
This Capacity Building Program included pre-Johannesburg webinars to introduce ICANN and the Policy Development to newly accredited ALSes, to explain all AFRALO Activities at ICANN59, and to detail the whole ICANN meeting schedule in Johannesburg.
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

08:30

GAC Session on New gTLD Policies
The GAC PSWG will update the GAC in plenary on developments prior to and during ICANN 59 in relation to Registration Directory Services (RDS), as well as the Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Implementation. This will include a discussion of a proposed GAC contribution to the Public Comment Period on the review of the ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflict with Privacy Law.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:30 - 09:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

08:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 1) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:30 - 10:15
Boardroom 1/2

08:30

GNSO - new gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) to replace WHOIS Policy Development Process Working Group F2F Meeting
On 26 May, 2015, the ICANN Board reaffirmed its 2012 request for a Board-initiated PDP to define the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and to consider safeguards for protecting data, using the recommendations in the EWG’s Final Report as an input to, and, if appropriate, as the foundation for a new gTLD policy. Accordingly, the GNSO Next-Generation gTLD RDS PDP Working Group is currently working through phase 1 of the Board-requested PDP, using the Framework’s 3-phase process to (1) establish gTLD registration data requirements to determine if and why a next-generation RDS is needed, (2) design policies that detail functions that must be provided by a next-generation RDS to support those requirements, and (3) provide guidance for how a next-generation RDS should implement those policies, coexisting with and eventually replacing WHOIS. The purpose of this cross-community session is to obtain community feedback on key concepts related to the purposes of gTLD registration data and directory services, data elements required by those purposes, and related data protection and privacy requirements, and access requirements. The WG is currently deliberating on these concepts and hopes to solicit community feedback on its rough consensus agreements to date at ICANN59.
This session will be led by RDS PDP WG chair Chuck Gomes, supported by vice chairs David Cake, Susan Kawaguchi, and Michele Neylon and by ICANN Policy Staff members Marika Konings, Lisa Phifer, and Amr Elsadr. During this session, the WG will focus on making progress on near-term tasks outlined in the WG's work plan (see https://community.icann.org/x/oIxlAw). Specifically, the WG plans to continue its deliberation on key concepts for users/purposes, data elements, privacy and access to gTLD registration data. This meeting will be open to WG members, WG observers and guests. For further information about this PDP, please see https://community.icann.org/x/rjJ-Ag
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/lATfAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 08:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

09:00

ccNSO Members Day 2 (part 1)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

09:00

ASO Review: Presentation of Draft Report
ITEMS International will present the draft report of the independent review of Address Supporting Organization (ASO).
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Staff Leader: Carlos Reyes
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Bill Gallagher Room

09:00

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG)Executive Committee Meeting [C]
This meeting is mandatory for NCSG Executive Committee Members. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/yQbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN


Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 4

09:00

RSSAC Work Session 7 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 7 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 5

09:15

At-Large AFRALO General Assembly Part 1
After Mexico City in 2009, Dakar in 2011, London in 2014, this Fourth AFRALO face to face General Assembly will be attended by a record number of 46 ALS representatives from 30 countries of the African continent, as well as an important number of guests. The agenda will include a presentation of the African RALO activities, followed by a discussion on topics such as the AFRALO Operating Principles Review, the CROPP program, and the improvement of ALS’s participation in AFRALO. A renewed MoU will be signed during this General Assembly between AFRALO and AFRINIC
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

09:15

At-Large Technology Taskforce
The Technology Taskforce (TTF) evaluates and reviews different technologies and tools that can help the ICANN At-Large Community communicate, collaborate and accomplish their goals and objectives for ICANN activities. Examples of these technologies include: chat tools, web conferencing tools, captioning, Knowledge Management tools.
At ICANN59, the Technology Taskforce will be presenting its work on overcoming several technology issues and discussing with ICANN staff potential solutions and/or workarounds.
Anyone interested in Information and Communication Technology and how they can be applied to solve the needs of ICANN At-Large and other ICANN communities are welcome to attend. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Mario Aleman

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Mario Aleman

SOAC support, ICANN


Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Committee 2

09:30

GAC Meeting with the ICANN Board
The GAC will be meeting with the ICANN Board to discuss a range of issues
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:15

AM Coffee Break
am coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:15 - 10:30
Ballroom Foyer

10:30

GAC Meeting to Discuss CCWG Accountability WS2 Matters
The GAC will be discussing the different topics in relation to the CCWG Accountability WorkStream 2.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:30

At-Large AFRALO General Assembly Part 2
After Mexico City in 2009, Dakar in 2011, London in 2014, this Fourth AFRALO face to face General Assembly will be attended by a record number of 46 ALS representatives from 30 countries of the African continent, as well as an important number of guests. The agenda will include a presentation of the African RALO activities, followed by a discussion on topics such as the AFRALO Operating Principles Review, the CROPP program, and the improvement of ALS’s participation in AFRALO. A renewed MoU will be signed during this General Assembly between AFRALO and AFRINIC
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

10:30

GNSO - Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns (NPOC) Constituency Day
NPOC Constituency Day: The Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC) is the home for Not-for-Profit organizations like NGOs, wishing to have a voice in internet governance. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ywbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Committee 4

10:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 2) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Boardroom 1/2

10:30

RSSAC Work Session 8 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 8 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Committee 5

10:30

ccNSO Members Day 2 (part 2)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

11:30

GAC and GNSO Meeting
Agenda: - Developments regarding Red Cross/Red Crescent and IGOs - Update on current PDPs and on GAC engagement in these - Implementation of GAC-GNSO CG recommendations - GNSO Review of GAC Copenhagen Communiqué - AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:00

GNSO- Contracted Party House (CPH) ExCom Meeting [C]
Meeting of the Registries Stakeholder Group and the Registrars Stakeholder Group Executive Committee. Who should attend: RySG and RrSG ExComs
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Staff Leader: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Committee 4

12:00

Fellowship Program Daily Session
As this is a Policy Forum, the main focus of the session will be the importance of Policy work and how to leverage and encourage Fellow’s participation in policy development.
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Staff Leader: Siranush Vardanyan
Staff Facilitator: Siranush Vardanyan

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Siranush Vardanyan

Fellowship Coordinator, ICANN


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Bill Gallagher Room

12:15

NextGen Daily Session [C]
Closed Session for Selected NextGen@ICANN participants to interact with community and staff on the current hot topics related to their studies
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Staff Leader: Deborah Escalera
Staff Facilitator: Deborah Escalera

Staff Leader & Facilitator

Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Boardroom 1/2

12:30

GAC Commonwealth Meeting
1. Introduction by SG 2. Welcome remarks ? Dr Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa (TBC) ? Goran Marby, President and CEO, ICANN (TBC) 3. Report by Alice Munyua on the regional capacity building workshop in Fiji in April 2017, and South Africa in June 2017, and lessons for other regions. 4. Discussions on capacity building needs, as well as outreach and engagement effort to assist developing states. 5. Commonwealth updates ? CTO’s work on Cyberspace ? Update on upcoming CTO meetings ? IGF Planning 6. AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Julia Charvolen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:30

GAC EU Meeting [C]
The GAC EU Commission will be meeting to discuss GAC Matters
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling
Staff Facilitator: Julia Charvolen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Committee 2

12:30

GAC Leadership Lunch Meeting [C]
The GAC Leadership will be meeting to prepare for the GAC Communique
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Boardroom 3

13:00

GNSO Council Public Meeting
In this session the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) Council, the body responsible for managing the policy development process for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), provides an opportunity for community members to interact with the Council as it conducts its meeting. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/JgXfAw
Motions: https://community.icann.org/x/KgXfAw
Documents: https://community.icann.org/x/KAXfAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

13:30

ALAC and Regional Leaders Working Session Part 5
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

13:30

ccNSO Members Day (part 3)
Members Day agenda can be found here: https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/johannesburg59/agenda.htm
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Bart Boswinkel

Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

13:30

GAC Communique Drafting Session
GAC ICANN 59 Communique drafting
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

13:30

GNSO – RySG Brand Registry Group (BRG) Membership Meeting
A meeting of the membership of the Brand Registry Group. (BRG) Members of the BRG and others in the ICANN community interested in related policy topics are welcome to join this open session. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/0AbfAw
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist



Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 4

13:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 3) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Boardroom 1/2

13:30

RSSAC Work Session 9 [C]
RSSAC Work Session 9 [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 5

15:00

PM Coffee Break
pm coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Ballroom Foyer

15:15

Operational side of ICANN's OPS Plan and Budget
Background and importance In Helsinki, at the previous policy forum, a successful dialogue kicked off on the Operational side of ICANN's OPS Plan and Budget, during a session held under the auspices of the ccNSO. Following the public comment period on the ICANN FY2018 Budget and/or Operational Plan, suggested is to continue the dialogue on, potentially: o PTI budget and long term planning o ICANN international engagement follow up, including regional offices and hubs strategy o New gTLD programme estimates
Session goals and expected outcomes This type of dialogue is intended as part of ICANN's regular planning processes. The session is organized to provide a basis for the community dialogue.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Bart Boswinkel

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Bart Boswinkel

Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Bill Gallagher Room

15:15

GAC Communique Drafting Session (2)
GAC Communique drafting session continued
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

15:15

GNSO - Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns (NPOC) ExCom Meeting [C]
The meeting of NPOC Executive Committee
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Terri Agnew

Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN


Wednesday June 28, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Committee 4

17:00

At-Large Public Interest Working Group
TBC Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/8xyAAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

17:00

Who sets ICANN's priorities?
There is currently a wide variety of understandings about:
a) what ICANN's priorities are
b) who is responsible for establishing the priorities
Some sense of priorities is available from discussions with the ICANN Board, ICANN Staff, and from the Strategic and Operating Planning framework.
But they are all asserting different priorities, and as a result different audiences get different messages. The whole ICANN system (Board, staff, community) would benefit from clear priorities. There would be less risk of volunteer burnout, less confusion about what needs to be done, and less pressure on the ICANN organisation / ICANN staff to meet many and ever-growing needs, if there was an agreed understanding for how priorities are set.

Session goals and expected outcomes
Goal: to secure agreement from across the ICANN system about how to establish priorities for the organisation in future.
Expected outcomes:
o participants hear the different perspectives from Board, staff, community leaders about what happens today and what should happen
o community dialogue converges around an agreed approach, or exposes differences of opinion about how priorities should be set
o the community, staff and Board can then take account of this dialogue and continue it, or implement the consensus, whichever is applicable
. o Potentially an agreement to a single set of priorities that can be documented, including where the priority came from and when it was agreed.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Bart Boswinkel

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Bart Boswinkel

Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

17:00

GNSO - Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) Policy Session
NCUC will meet with NCUC members and other members of the community to discuss some of the most relevant policy issues of the year and this meeting.
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Terri Agnew

Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Wednesday June 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Committee 4

18:30

At-Large AFRALO Showcase
Traditionally, AFRALO is very active whenever an ICANN meeting is held on African soil. The "African Showcase" is a social event for the exhibition of the various AFRALO members and presentation of African culture and values. It will be marked by the presence of the ICANN Board Chair and the ICANN CEO as well as several other Board members and Senior Staff. A reception accompanied by a local dancing group will provide an entertaining aspect to this event. We look forward to welcoming everyone at the Showcase!
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/ZhLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 18:30 - 19:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

18:30

GAC Communique Drafting Session (3)
GAC Communique drafting continued
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

19:00

ICANN At-Large AFRALO Showcase and Community Cocktail
Come and Network with us!
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Staff Leader: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Gisella Gruber

Specialist, SO/AC Support (ALAC, At-Large), ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Level 4 Foyer

19:00

ICANN At-Large AFRALO Showcase and Community Cocktail
Come and Network with us!
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Staff Leader: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Gisella Gruber

Gisella Gruber

Specialist, SO/AC Support (ALAC, At-Large), ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Level 4 Foyer
 
Thursday, June 29
 

08:00

GNSO - Outreach – GNSO Policy Briefing
During this session the GNSO Policy Support Team will provide a briefing that aims to assist attendees in their preparation for the GNSO topics that are on the agenda for that specific day. This session is intended to be informative and interactive. Please join us with any questions you may have.
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Terri Agnew

Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
avatar for Marika Konings

Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Committee 4

08:00

At-Large AFRALO ALS Capacity Building Session 4
Capacity Building sessions organized by AFRALO for its ALS representatives about 4 main policy topics: 1. How to participate in names Policy Development Process and develop an At-Large statement 2. Security Trends Impacting Registrants and End-Users 3. ICANN Empowered Community 4. Next Generation Registration Directory Services These sessions are organized in an interactive format to allow more involvement of the ALS reps and better comprehension of the topics.
This Capacity Building Program included pre-Johannesburg webinars to introduce ICANN and the Policy Development to newly accredited ALSes, to explain all AFRALO Activities at ICANN59, and to detail the whole ICANN meeting schedule in Johannesburg. gained. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/aBLfAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Silvia Vivanco

Silvia Vivanco

At-Large Regional Affairs Manager, ICANN
Ms. Silvia Vivanco is At-Large Regional Affairs Manager. She joined ICANN in November 2011. Silvia works directly with the RALOs, elected RALO officers and the individual ALSes to support them in their process and policy-related activities within each of the five Geographic Reg... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

08:00

GNSO - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG)Outreach and Strategy Meeting
During the strategy and policy briefing, NCSG will take stock of the morning sessions and brief the members and newcomers on the afternoon sessions as well as reiterating its role in the policy sessions. It will raise the most important aspects of the GNSO and other groups policy meetings and highlights important issues that members should pay attention to. The session will be run by the NCSG PC members and the NCSG Chair. A rapporteur will be assigned to these briefing sessions. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/swbfAw
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Staff Leader: Maryam Bakoshi
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Terri Agnew

Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN



Thursday June 29, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

08:00

Review of ICANN Process Documentation Initiative
In an effort to provide consistency and improve clarity, ICANN Organization has undertaken an effort to describe and document via flowcharts several key processes where the Organization and Community have a high degree of interaction. Please join us to discuss these processes, review the documents and ask any questions you have, on Thursday, June 29th at 0800 local time in Ballroom 3. If you are here in person, the posters will be displayed in the gallery area between the main meeting rooms throughout the entirety of the meeting, for an opportunity to review, provide input, and help with further alignment on these processes. If you are participating remotely, a link will be provided for you to review the flow charts during or in advance of the session.
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Staff Leader: Theresa Swinehart
Staff Facilitator: Diana Middleton

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Diana Middleton

Associate Project Manager, ICANN
avatar for Theresa Swinehart

Theresa Swinehart

Sr. Advisor To The President On Strategy, ICANN
A leading advocate for an open and secure Internet and an expert in global Internet governance and cooperation, Theresa Swinehart is the Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy at ICANN. She works with stakeholders and policymakers around the globe to advocate the Internet's multistakeholder model, and oversees a team with overarching responsibility for a range of initiatives including development of the organization's five-year strategic plan. She... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 08:00 - 09:15
Ballroom 3 (ccNSO)

08:30

GAC's Participation in the NomCom Working Group
Agenda: - Exchange of views about the possible appointment of a GAC non-voting member in the NomCom - Revision of legal background and previous experiences in fulfilling this role - AOB
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Olof Nordling

Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 08:30 - 09:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

08:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 1) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 08:30 - 10:15
Boardroom 1/2

09:00

ccNSO Council Meeting
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. The session is open for the ccTLD community and anyone interested in ccTLD related topics.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.


Thursday June 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 2

09:00

GNSO – Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) Open Meeting
The ISPCP meeting is an integral part of the generic Name Supporting Organization (gNSO). The Constituency's goal is to fulfill roles and responsibilities that are created by relevant ICANN and gNSO bylaws, rules or policies as ICANN proceeds to conclude its organization activities. This meeting will enable ISPCP members to discuss ICANN issues that are of specific interest to ISPs. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/1AbfAw
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Staff Leader: Chantelle Doerksen

Staff Leader & Facilitator
CD

Chantelle Doerksen

Secretariat Support - BC, IPC, ISPCP
Chantelle provides Secretariat support to the Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and the Internet Service Providers and Constituency Providers Constitency (ISPCP). | | Her background is in international relations and community development... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Committee 4

09:00

GNSO Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in all gTLDs PDP Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting
On 28 February 2016, the GNSO Council voted to initiate this Policy Development Process (PDP) and adopted the Working Group Charter (updated from its draft form following work by several Council volunteers) in March 2016 (https://community.icann.org/x/2CWAAw). The PDP is being conducted in two phases, beginning with the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) developed for the 2012 New gTLD Program, with the 1999 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy to follow in Phase 2.
As part of the first phase of this PDP, the Working Group is currently completing its review of the Trademark Claims Clearinghouse (TMCH), and using Sub Teams to assist it in beginning the process to review Sunrise Registrations and Trademark Claims. The Working Group will take advantage of the face-to-face meeting at the Policy Forum at ICANN 59 to further deliberate on Charter questions pertaining to these two Rights Protection Mechanisms, in addition to soliciting input from the broader community on these ongoing discussions.
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

09:15

GAC Session on the Implementation of new Bylaws (Session II)
The GAC will be discussing its role in the Empowered Community.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 09:15 - 09:45
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

09:15

At-Large Capacity Building Working Group
This At-Large Capacity Building working group meeting aims at launching the working group Webinars on the ICANN Learn Platform. This joint effort between the Capacity Building working group and the ICANN Learn Team was designed to propose to the At-Large Community and all ICANN Community, online lessons taken from the monthly At-Large Capacity Building webinars so that in the future, even if a member wasn’t able to attend a webinar, they can easily retrieve it as though they were present, with the possibility of interaction with the speakers (with staffs assistance)  
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/aBLfAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Heidi Ullrich

Sr. Director At Large, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is Senior Director for At-Large, where she is responsible for leading the team that provides the policy advice development support for the At-LargeAdvisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community that represents the views of Individual Internet Users engage... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 09:15 - 10:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

09:45

Board GAC Recommendation and Implementation Working Group Session
The Board-GAC Recommendations Implementation Working Group (BGRI-WG) was created to implement GAC-related recommendations of the first ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT1). Its term was then extended to implement GAC-related recommendations of the second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2). Most recently, the BGRI-WG was re-convened with the mandate of looking into and reviewing “Effectiveness of GAC Advice”, where in some cases, it is difficult to determine whether (or not) ICANN Board has accepted GAC Advice, where there is clear evidence that advice has been accepted, to what degree it has been implemented, and whether or not the GAC feel the implementation adequately meets GAC’s original intent. The session will finalize discussion on the current definition of what constitutes GAC Advice, the structure, elements and aspects of GAC advice, as well as institutionalizing a post communique Board-GAC exchange; and will discuss the way forward regarding logging and tracking GAC Advice to the Board in a satisfactory and complete manner.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 09:45 - 10:15
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:15

AM Coffee Break
am coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:15 - 10:30
Ballroom Foyer

10:30

GAC Meeting with the Brand Registry Group
The GAC will get a briefing on experiences regarding the New gTLD program and its outcomes from the Brand Registry Group, an association of operators of Brand gTLDs.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

10:30

ALAC and Regional Leaders wrap up Part 1
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Thursday June 29, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

10:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 2) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Boardroom 1/2

10:30

ccNSO PDP Working Group on Retirement of ccTLDs
The ccNSO Policy Development Working Group will meet to discuss policy recommendations for the retirement of delegated Top Level Domains associated with the country codes assigned to countries and territories listed in the ISO 3166-1
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Kimberly Carlson

Coordinator, SO/AC Support, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Thursday June 29, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Committee 2

11:00

GAC Operating Principles Review
The GAC will review minor amendments of its Operating Principles for adoption and pursue its ongoing work with a more extensive review of these Principles.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:00

GAC Session on the KSK Rollover
The GAC will receive a briefing from the ICANN CTO regarding aspects to consider in connection to the KSK Rollover, the changing of cryptographic keys that protect the Domain Name System (DNS), foreseen for later in 2017. https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/ksk-rollover
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

12:15

At-Large AFRALO ICANN59 Activities Wrap Up
AFRALO will hold a series of Capacity Building Sessions for AFRALO ALSes from Monday 26th through Thursday 29th June. There will be a focus on ICANN and At-Large policy issues as well as sustaining the knowledge gained. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Silvia Vivanco

Thursday June 29, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

12:15

NextGen Daily Session [C]
Closed Session for Selected NextGen@ICANN participants to interact with community and staff on the current hot topics related to their studies
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Staff Leader: Deborah Escalera
Staff Facilitator: Deborah Escalera

Staff Leader & Facilitator

Thursday June 29, 2017 12:15 - 13:30
Bill Gallagher Room

12:15

NextGen Daily Session [C]
Closed Session for Selected NextGen@ICANN participants to interact with community and staff on the current hot topics related to their studies
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Staff Leader: Deborah Escalera
Staff Facilitator: Deborah Escalera

Staff Leader & Facilitator

Thursday June 29, 2017 12:15 - 13:30
Bill Gallagher Room

12:30

GNSO – Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) Closed meeting - Part II [C]
The ISPCP constituency is an integral part of the ICANN Multistakeholder Community and of the GNSO since its inception. ICANN and its surroundings have evolved significantly by several organizational reviews, the IANA stewardship transition, and the accountability improvement process. The ISPCP is going through an "internal review" in order to achieve clarity on its future position within the Multistakeholder Community as well as on factors impacting its own structure.
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Nathalie Peregrine

GNSO SO/AC Specialist


Thursday June 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Committee 4

12:30

GAC Leadership Lunch Meeting [C]
The GAC Leadership will be meeting to follow up on action items for ICANN 60
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Boardroom 3

12:30

GNSO - Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC) Open Meeting
The Business Constituency (BC) is the voice of commercial Internet users within ICANN - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is a global body with responsibility for certain policies that relate to the domain name system (DNS). Domain names are the names consumers and businesses rely upon to find websites for legitimate products and services on the Internet. Business users rely on a stable and secure Internet and ecommerce experience, one that serves their users and customers on a global basis. Through your participation in ICANN, and in the Business Constituency, your company will make a difference on behalf of business. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/2AbfAw
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Staff Leader: Chantelle Doerksen
The wiki for CCTRT is https://community.icann.org/x/0o5YAw Presentation materials (Jonathan Zuck): http://tinyurl.com/y79ppow5

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Chantelle Doerksen

Secretariat Support - BC, IPC, ISPCP
Chantelle provides Secretariat support to the Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC), and the Internet Service Providers and Constituency Providers Constitency (ISPCP). | | Her background is in international relations and community development... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

13:30

GAC Meeting on the new GAC website
ICANN support staff and the website team will update the GAC on the work accomplished and prepare the GAC for the v1 launch to occur post ICANN 59.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

13:30

ALAC and Regional Leaders wrap up Part 2
The Members of the ALAC and the RALO Leadership will discuss policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will also include presentations by senior staff. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/q73RAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich

Thursday June 29, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 4 (ALAC)

13:30

GNSO Wrap-Up Session
The GNSO Council meets to discuss the input from the meetings during the week and plan ahead. The meeting is open. All interested in gTLD policy issues.
Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/MAXfAw
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years a... Read More →



Thursday June 29, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 2 (GNSO)

13:30

SSAC Private Meeting (Part 3) [C]
This is a meeting of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). This is a private (closed) meeting open only to SSAC members.
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Staff Leader: Julie Hedlund
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Boardroom 1/2

13:30

RSSAC Administrative Committee Meeting [C]
RSSAC Administrative Committee Meeting [C]
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is Policy and Community Engagement Manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN preserves and enhances the interoperability, reliability, security, and stability of the Internet worldwide. In his role, Reyes provides policy development support to the global multistakeholder community. Reyes joined ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. | Previously, Reyes worked as an associate at Impacto Group LLC, a strategic communications and consulting firm focusing on the emerging power of the Hispanic community in the United States. Reyes was also a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education” blog from 2010 to 2011. Before moving to Washington, D.C., Reyes spent two years as a member of the Youth and Education Commission in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ. | Reyes is an active community leader. Reyes is the Chair of the Boards of Directors of Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership and the National Campus Leadership Council. From 2008 to 2013, Reyes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International, a not-for-profit organization representing a grassroots network of 500 cities and 2,000 global partnerships. | Reyes graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2011. A first-generation American, Reyes is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. He enjoys traveling, exploring museums, and supporting the fine arts and equality causes in his spare time... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Committee 5

14:00

GAC Meeting on the Independent Secretariat
The GAC will be discussing the financing, prioritization of tasks and contractual provisions for the Independent Secretariat, ACIG.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

14:30

GAC Planning for ICANN 60 Meeting
The GAC will be preparing for the ICANN 60 meeting in Abu Dhabi, with timeline for inter-sessional activities.
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Staff Leader: Olof Nordling

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Olof Nordling

Senior Director, GAC Relations, ICANN
Olof is a Swedish national and holds an MSc and was for many years Head of the TeliaSonera, the Swedish/Finnish Telecommunications group's Brussels office, where he was responsible for relations to the EU institutions for Telecommunications policy matters. In the past Olof was Co... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

15:00

PM Coffee Break
pm coffee break
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Staff Leader: Melanie Cruz

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Melanie Cruz

Senior Meeting Planner, ICANN
Melanie joined ICANN's meetings team in 2012. She is involved in the planning and execution of ICANN's tri-annual meetings as well as other meetings and events throughout year. She brings a decade of experience in managing events and conferences in North America and abroad. Mel... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Ballroom Foyer

15:15

Fellowship Program Week Wrap Up [C]
Closed session: Week wrap up session opportunity to share thoughts and ask questions.
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Staff Leader: Siranush Vardanyan
Staff Facilitator: Siranush Vardanyan

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Siranush Vardanyan

Fellowship Coordinator, ICANN


Thursday June 29, 2017 15:15 - 17:15
Bill Gallagher Room

15:15

Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level Session II
The Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level sessions will be a chance for the community to discuss and consider the topic of geographic names at the top-level of the DNS, an area where there are divergent views amongst the community organizations, and even amongst those within their respective organizations. During the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program, country or territory names as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were not permitted. Certain other Geographic names, as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were permitted when accompanied with supporting documentation. There are currently several efforts underway that are separately looking at how geographic names should be handled in the future, with some focusing on different aspects of the topic. The New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG is seeking to facilitate a community-wide dialogue that allows for the community to collaborate, understand the various needs, and to consider and debate proposals to address geographic names at the top-level in future new gTLD procedures; The goal of the session is to work collaboratively with the community to develop a consensus-driven compromise solution. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/xgffAw
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Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Secretariat Services Coordinator, GNSO, ICANN
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Steve Chan

Sr. Policy Manager, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served as a New gTLD Operations Manager for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Team supporting the policy development process for the Generic Names Supporting Organization(GNSO).


Thursday June 29, 2017 15:15 - 18:30
Ballroom 1 (GAC)

18:30

ICANN59 Community Wrap-Up Cocktail
Come and network with the community as we wrap-up ICANN59.
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Staff Leader: Tanzanica King

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Tanzanica King

Sr. Manager, Meeting Strategy and Design, ICANN
Tanzanica joined ICANN in 2002 and now serves as Sr. Manager, Meeting Strategy and Design. She is responsible for development and implementation strategies for ICANN Meetings in support of Board, leadership, and community requirements and initiatives, and works collaboratively wi... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
Level 4 Foyer