Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Event Oct. 1: "The Future of the U.S. Government's Role in ICANN, Internet Addressing and Internet Governance"

The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee invites you to attend a briefing on "The Future of the U.S. Government's Role in ICANN, Internet Addressing and Internet Governance"

Thursday, October 1, 2009
11:45 am - 1:30 pm, Luncheon Briefing and Q&A
U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, Congressional North Meeting Room (CVC-268)
Please RSVP to rsvp@netcaucus.org.

Save the date for an important briefing, "The Future of the U.S. Government's Role in ICANN, Internet Addressing and Internet Governance." The briefing will feature the top government officials responsible for managing the relationship between the U.S. and ICANN,* the non-profit body that manages the Internet's domain name system, including IP address space allocation. Presenters will represent the NTIA** within the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State respectively. We will include a robust question and answer session as part of the discussion.

The briefing is incredibly timely as the current agreement, the Joint Project Agreement (JPA), between the U.S. government and ICANN will expire the day before this briefing on September 30, 2009. There may or may not be a successor agreement to the JPA in place on October 1. Regardless, the U.S. government representatives will discuss the future of Internet addressing and domain name management with or with such an agreement. It promises to be interesting.

The presenters will be posted at NetCaucus.org shortly.

What: Luncheon Briefing and Q&A (Lunch will be served; this is a widely attended event)
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, Congressional North Meeting Room
(CVC-268)
When: Thursday, October 1, 2009, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm
RSVP: Please send RSVPs to rsvp@netcaucus.org or via phone to 202-638-4370.

Please send RSVPs to rsvp@netcaucus.org. For more information visit www.netcaucus.org or contact Cat Matsuda at 202-638-4370 for more details.

* Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
** National Telecommunications and Information Administration

This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and Members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. More information on the ICAC is available at www.netcaucus.org.

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