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Participate in the 360 GNSO Assessment

The 360 Assessment, a new component within the organizational reviews, is designed to gather data for an independent examiner, Westlake Governance, to use in the review process and may also inform GNSO self-improvement efforts.  The 360 Assessment is an easy-to-use online tool for the GNSO community, other ICANN structures and community members, the Board and staff to provide valuable feedback to the independent examiner.  See 360 Assessment Announcement for more information.

Webinar Invitation: The 360 GNSO Assessment Explained

On Tuesday 12 August and Wednesday 13 August, two (identical) webinars will be held to provide an overview of the 360 GNSO Assessment and how it fits into the ongoing GNSO Review process.

Jonathan Robinson, Chair of the GNSO Council

Jonathan Robinson on the New gTLD Programme and Its Future

Jonathan Robinson, Chair of the Generic Names Support Organization (GNSO), explains how the GNSO is starting the process of assessing the success of the New gTLD Program and the potential for a future, new process.

Rudi Vansnick, Chair of the NPOC

Rudi Vansnick, Chair of the Non-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)

Rudi Vansnick shares his experience by explaining the role of the Non-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC) and how it functions as a part of the wider ICANN and GNSO community.

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers for Two GNSO Groups

The GNSO Council is continuously seeking volunteers to serve on its numerous Working Groups. Currently, two efforts are getting under way, the Working Group to develop policy recommendations relating to access to curative rights protection mechanisms for certain IGOs and INGOs, and the New gTLD Subsequent Round Discussion Group. However, volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join any of the other - current Working Groups. Please contact the GNSO Secretariat for more information.

Kristina Rosette, President of the IPC

Interview with Kristina Rosette, President of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC)

Kristina Rosette shares are experience as President of the IPC and provides insight in how this Constituency works within the wider ICANN and GNSO framework.

Downtown Los Angeles, California

ICANN 51 – Los Angeles

Los Angeles will be the site designated for ICANN 51 scheduled for October 2014. The official venue is the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Perfectly situated on the fashionable West Side of Los Angeles, California, adjacent to Beverly Hills, this elegant, iconic hotel offers easy access to all the sights of this vibrant city. The agenda will continue to focus on ICANN's accountability and the transition of IANA stewardship to some future mechanism to be determined. While the New gTLD Program has advanced considerably since the application round opened in 2012, status and outstanding issues will also continue to be discussed in Los Angeles. For more information please visit the London meetings page.

Last Updated: 23 July 2014