* THIS MEETUP IS THE SECOND SESSION. REGISTER SEPERATELY HERE (http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/229405818/) FOR THE MONDAY SESSION.
ICANN's 55th Meeting (https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55) takes place this week in Marrakech, Morocco. ISOC-NY, in partnership with Civic Hall, will host a NYC remote hub for the two Public Forum sessions. The hub will be fully interactive, with 2-way video, and refreshments will be supplied. This is an important opportunity to participate in the Internet Governance process at a critical time in ICANN's development - not just the finalization of the IANA transition, casting off the reins of the US Government, but also other critical issues, such as the further advancement of the TLD expansion, what to do with the millions of revenue from same, how to resolve the conflicts between privacy and transparency in determining a new WHOIS framework, and much more. The issues will be broadly defined at the first Public Forum session (https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/mon-public-forum) (Noon-1:30pm EST Monday March 7) where there will be some time for clarifying questions, and then fully discussed at the second Public Forum session (https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55/schedule/thu-public-forum) (8:30am-11am Thursday March 10). You will be able to address the entire ICANN Plenary from the remote hub. Please join us at Civic Hall and have your say!
What: ICANN 55 Public Forum NYC Remote Hub
Where: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave NYC, 2nd Floor (at 20th st)
When: Public Forum 2 - Thursday Mar 10 8:30-11:00 am EST
Twitter: #ICANN55 + NYC (https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=%23ICANN55%20%20NYC&src=typd)