The schedule for the upcoming meeting in Mexico City on 1-6 March is now published on the Mexico City Meeting Website.
The schedule format has been redesigned to present a clear picture of the overall structure of the meeting, identifying the different sessions, rooms, and their associated time slots. Extensive use of standardized session and break times will provide a buffer between sessions to facilitate a smooth meeting flow and allow more time for delegate interaction.
Other parts of the schedule that we wish to draw the communityâs attention to include:
- Increase in time allocated to Public Forum to four-and-a-half hours, with buffers to allow for unexpected overruns. The forums include a 90-minute Q&A session dedicated to the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook on Monday; a 30-minute feedback session, also on Monday; and a two-and-a-half-hour open mic session on Thursday.
- A Joint Public Meeting on Monday afternoon where representatives from the different Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees will discuss and debate the issues of most importance to them. Everyone is invited to attend and a feedback session at the end will allow for commentary from the floor.
- An At-Large Summit will open on Saturday at the Sheraton, with a closing report to the community just prior to Thursdayâs Public Forum. Additional sessions will run in the nearby Hotel Melia on Sunday and Tuesday.
- A number of introductory sessions covering new gTLDs, IDNs and ICANN itself are designed to give first-time attendees an overview of the organization and its work.
- The community is invited to attend a public meeting of the new Public Participation Board Committee on Wednesday to discuss ways of improving participation within ICANN.
- An e-Crime Workshop is slated for Wednesday afternoon.
- Staff updates are now scheduled just before Fridayâs Board meeting to allow for presentations that reflect community feedback and give more time for public forums.
We hope the community find the new schedule format useful and look forward to seeing you all in Mexico City.
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