ICANN 56 - Helsinki

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Dates: 27-30 June 2016
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Host: Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland and
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Venue: Finlandia Hall
Website: ICANN 56
Registration: Registration

ICANN 56 is being held from June 27-30, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland at the Finlandia Hall Ltd. It is the second ICANN Meeting of 2016, which according to ICANN's new meeting strategy, will be largely policy driven. The meeting was initially scheduled to take place in Panama City, Panama in June 2016, but as a result of an outbreak of the Zika virus in Central America, ICANN announced that the meeting would move to a different country.[1] ICANN plans on returning to Panama City for a future meeting.

The conference will be Göran Marby's first ICANN conference as CEO and President.

New Meeting Schedule

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As a result of the New Meeting Plan drafted by the Meeting Strategy Working Group, ICANN 56 or Meeting B, will have some distinct features. It will not feature an opening or closing ceremony, high-interest topic sessions, public forum, board meeting or sponsor exhibition booths. This four-day meeting will focus on policy, outreach and inter/intra-community work.

Session Highlights

CCWG Accountability Work Stream 2 Working Session:
Room: Hall A
Sunday, June 26

  • 08:00 - 17:00

Welcome & Multistakeholder Ethos Award
Room: Piazza
Monday, June 27

  • 08:30 - 09:00

DNSSEC Workshop, Part 1
Room: Veranda 2
Monday, June 27

  • 09:15 - 10:30

Country Codes and Names as SLDs
Room: Hall A
Monday, June 27

  • 10:45 - 11:30

At-Large Outreach & Engagement Session
Room: Terrance Hall
Monday, June 27

  • 13:30 - 15:00

Tech Day, Part 2
Room: Veranda 2
Monday, June 27

  • 15:15 - 18:30

IANA Transition Stewardship & CCWG Accountability Workstream
Room: Hall A
Tuesday, June 28

  • 09:30 - 10:30

Discussion of the Proposed Amendments to the Base New gTLD Registry Agreement
Room: Veranda 1
Tuesday, June 28

  • 10:30 - 11:45

President & CEO Reception
Room: Piazza
Tuesday, June 28

  • 18:30 - 19:30



  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland [1]
  • Ministry of Transport and Communication [2]
  • .fi Domain Name [3]

See Also


  1. https://meetings.icann.org/en ICANN Website. Retrieved 20 Mar 2016.