Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN78 Prep Week schedule. The schedule consists of 13 sessions to prepare the ICANN community and public for the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting taking place 21–26 October 2023 in Hamburg, Germany.

ICANN78 Prep Week will be held from Monday, 9 October, to Wednesday, 11 October. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. To participate in any of the sessions, please register for ICANN78. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional event details.

Please visit the ICANN78 website to view the Prep Week schedule details. Remote participation information will be posted 24 hours before the start time of each session. Session materials and recordings will be posted on the ICANN78 website as they become available.

DateTime in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)ICANN78 Prep Week Session
9 October
14:30–15:30New gTLD Program Next Round: Implementation Status Update
16:00–17:00Specific Reviews, Work Stream 2, and Geographic Regions Update
17:30–19:00What to Expect During ICANN78: A Guide for Newcomers
20:00–21:00Contractual Compliance Update
21:30–22:302023 Nominating Committee End of Year Report
10 October
14:30–15:30Applicant Support Program: Research and Updates
16:00–17:00Universal Acceptance Community Update
17:30–19:00Planning and Finance Update
20:00–21:00Name Collision Analysis Project Study 2 Update
11 October
14:30–15:30New gTLD Program Next Round: Registry Service Provider Evaluation Program Status Update
16:00–17:00Reviews Update
17:30–19:00Policy and Advice Update
21:30–22:30Global Public Interest Framework Pilot Update

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