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Wednesday, November 11 • 09:00 - 10:00
Open Forum - ICANN

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The ICANN Open Forum aims to update participants on progress ICANN has made in key areas of its work since last year’s IGF in Istanbul. This is an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with ICANN’s leadership and exchange views on various issues.

The Forum is also an opportunity for ICANN to expand beyond its regular community and reach out to new audience. Anyone with interest in what ICANN does is welcome to attend.

Format: Panel with a moderator who will invite panelists to make short interventions and facilitate Q&A session with the audience.

Discussion: The session will highlight key ICANN developments since IGF Istanbul meeting, and shed some light on ICANN globalization efforts and engagement strategies towards government and non-government stakeholders.

Duration: 60 minutes 

Moderator: Rinalia Abdul Rahim, ICANN Board Director

Speakers: 

  • Steve Crocker, Chairman of the ICANN Board
  • Fadi Chehade, President and CEO
  • Rodrigo De La Parra, Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Latin America and the Caribbean 

Session Organizers
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Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. | A keen facilitator of collaboration and dialogue between ICANN and the broader Internet community, Baher promotes and supports domain name system operations initiatives and capacity-building... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 3

Attendees (80)