ICANN Annual Meeting
November 1-4, 1999
Los Angeles, California

The ICANN-LA meetings are over.
Archives of completed meetings are available.

Agenda Summary. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will hold its first annual meeting series on November 1 through 4 in Los Angeles, California. The meeting series will include meetings of ccTLD Administrators (November 1), the DNSO Constituency (November 1), Working Groups (November 2) and the DNSO General Assembly (November 2) and Names Council (November 4); a Public Forum held by the Governmental Advisory Committee (November 2); a Public Meeting (November 3); and a meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors (November 4). (Note that all dates are tentative and subject to change; ICANN maintais the authoritative schedule.) We will also webcast the Berkman Center's "ICANN & The Public Interest: Pressing Issues" Workshop on October 31.

When does it start? Most meetings will begin between 8:30 and 9:00AM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8).

Where To Go For More Information. ICANN has prepared an agenda including logistical information about meeting locations and nearby hotels and restaurants.

Register To Attend In Person. If you plan to attend in person, please register.

Openness. The meetings listed above will be open to all interested parties. The comments and questions of remote participants will be read to the assembled group and archived online. The archive will also include a video recording of all plenary sessions, an archive of presentations delivered, and comprehensive scribe's notes of certain plenary sessions.

Remote Participation Over The Internet

Viewing and Hearing the Meeetings. We will offer a live real-time audio and video feed from the public meetings listed above. In addition, we will post the meeting scribe's notes in real time.

Participating in the Meetings. Online participants will be able to submit text comments in real-time. Questions and comments submitted over the Internet will be sent to technical staff present in the meeting room. Those real-time messages relevant to the topic currently being discussed will be processed by the moderator who will select certain messages for presentation to the assembled group for a response similar to that provided to a concern raised at a microphone in a Q&A session. All messages will be archived on this site.

Technical requirements. A 14.4 Kbps connection is required for access to live and archived streaming media feeds. Access to the RealAudio and RealVideo streaming media feeds requires the RealPlayer version 5.0 or later; get your free copy from RealNetworks. Access to the real-time chat area requires a JAVA-enabled browser or an IRC client.

So how do I get connected on the day of the meeting? Shortly before each event made available by webcast, a link will be added to this page. Check back here just before the start of each meeting, then follow that link.

Pre-meeting comments. Before the meeting, you may submit comments to ICANN at comments@icann.org. See also ICANN's Community Feedback page.

Questions? Send questions or comments about remote participation to Ben Edelman.

Thanks to RealNetworks (for donation of RealServer software) and Bret Fausett (for loan of display equipment).


For additional information, please contact:

Andrew McLaughlin
Senior Advisor, ICANN
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School 
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society  
Ben Edelman and John Wilbanks
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
+1 (617) 495-7547 

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