New CEO to be Announced at Prague News Conference
Announcement to Precede ICANNís 44th Public Meeting in Czech Capitol
Washington, D.C. -- Board Chairman Dr. Stephen Crocker will introduce the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at a news conference on Friday, 22 June in Prague, Czech Republic.
The announcement has been anticipated since Rod Beckstrom, ICANNís current President and CEO disclosed last August that he would step down at the end of his contract which expires on 1 July.
Dr. Crocker will join Chief Operating Officer Akram Atallah and the next CEO in answering questions from journalists during the Friday news conference, which will be webcast live from the Czech capital. News reporters who are unable to attend are encouraged to participate via the live webcast or international telephone link.
The news conference will take place 2-days prior to ICANNís 44th public meeting in Prague.
Here are the details:
WHAT: News Conference
WHO: Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of Board of Directors; Akram Atallah, Chief Operating Officer; New ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer.
WHEN: Friday, 22 June 2012, 1600-1700 Prague (1400-1500 GMT/UTC).
WHERE: Room - Palmovka /Rokoska, Hilton Prague Hotel, Pobrezni 1 Prague, 186 00, Czech Republic.
OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the news conference via remote access.
A live video webcast may be accessed at http://icann.adobeconnect.com/prg44-press.
Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international toll-free number obtained from this list www.adigo.com/icann. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1.800.550.6865. Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 25594.
LANGUAGE: The news conference will be in English.
To read the news release on Rod Beckstromís announced departure from ICANN (16 August 2011), go here: http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-16aug11-en.pdf.
To review the schedule for the entire Prague meeting, go here: http://prague44.icann.org/full-schedule
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About ICANN: ICANNís mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internetís unique identifiers. ICANN doesnít control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesnít deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internetís naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.
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