Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is looking for the ‘next generation’ of individuals who are interested in becoming more actively engaged in their own regional communities as well as taking part in the future growth of global Internet policy. Important work is happening every day at ICANN; if you are ready to start your journey, read the information below to see if you are eligible for THIS ICANN Meeting.
Prospective members of the NextGen@ICANN initiative must be:
- Living or studying in the region of the respective ICANN meeting and between the ages of 18 and 30.These regions are determined by ICANN based on the Global Stakeholder Engagement regions. Note: for those over the age of 30, be sure to apply for the ICANN Fellowship program if you meet the Fellowship criteria (Learn More).
- Able to spend the time allotted for the ICANN meeting, actively participating and in attendance at all required events, as noted by the organizers of NextGen.
- Interested in Internet Governance, the future of the Internet, and other topics covered at the ICANNmeeting.
- Willing to present a 5-10 minute project at the meeting. This could be a presentation of research you are working on or have completed, an activity you are doing related to ICANN‘s work, a website you are affiliated with that is related to ICANN‘s work, a thesis project you are working on, etc. All NextGen presentations may be attended by members of the ICANN Multistakeholder community who are in attendance at the ICANN Meeting, as well as NextGen Ambassadors and other NextGen participants.
We are now accepting applications for the ICANN56 Program to be held in Helsinki, Finland 27-30 June 2016. Click here for more information about the meeting: https://meetings.icann.org/en/helsinki56
(Application for ICANN56 opened until 18 April 2016)