When: Friday, 20 June 2014, 16:30-19:00 BST
Where: Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, the Thames Suite (map)
Remote Participation: http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule/fri-civil-society

The workshop will provide an opportunity for open and vigorous dialogue between public interest advocates who are active both within and outside the ICANN community. From within ICANN will be members of the Noncommercial Users Constituency, co-organizer with ICANN of the event. Other civil society actors from the ICANN community are welcome as well. From outside the ICANN community will be participants from advocacy and research organizations based in the UK and beyond who are involved in human rights, privacy protection, freedom of expression, access to knowledge, development, and related issues.

The workshop will feature interactive dialogue on the following topics:

  • The role of ICANN in the rapidly changing Internet governance ecosystem;
  • ICANN’s current drive to become a more globalized organization;
  • The importance of ICANN’s policies for public interest advocates working on diverse Internet issues;
  • How civil society works within ICANN’s structures, and how interested actors can get involved;
  • Brief overview of the ICANN meeting week, highlights of key debates.

The workshop will from 16:30-18:15, and be followed by a networking reception from 18:15-19:00.  Civil society actors who would like to join us should confirm their attendance via email to William Drake (University of Zurich and Chair, NCUC) <william.drake@uzh.ch> or Jean-Jacques Sahel (Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN) < jean-jacques.sahel@icann.org>.


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