ICANN invites the community to participate in an open strategic outlook trends session to help ICANN continue to be aware of trends that affect its mission and mandate.
With the rapid evolution of the Internet and variety of influencing factors, trends can change rapidly and in unexpected ways. The purpose of these open sessions is to build on past trend identification work in order to update our shared understanding of opportunities and challenges relevant to ICANN‘s current and future strategy. In order to support broad community input, ICANN will hold two remote sessions in addition to stakeholder group-specific sessions. (Check with your community group for date and time of your stakeholder group-specific session.)
Join this important discussion, all are welcome! Please note that participation will be limited to 40 participants per session, on a first come, first serve basis due to the breakout format. Sessions will be held in English. Learn more about the remote sessions in this briefing paper [PDF, 172 KB].
Open Session #1 Link: 30 March 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 UTC
Open Session #2 Link: 30 March 2020, 23:00 – 00:30 UTC
The Strategic Outlook Program is a joint effort between the ICANN organization, the community and the Board. New trends or shifts in existing trends impacting the operating plans (five-year or annual), and/or budget, will be factored into the annual iteration of those plans as appropriate. Significant shifts could also result in adjustments to the strategic plan.
ICANN‘s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.
This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-23-en