Previous meeting 2015

15th Meeting of the ICANN-Studienkreis

13–14 August 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hilton Amsterdam Hotel

Our sponsors in 2015:
Afilias Global Registry Services
VeriSign Authentication Services
united domains
eco Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e. V.
Tucows Inc.
Your Public Interest Registry
SIDN - manages the .nl top-level Internet domain
united domains

Thursday, 13 August, 2015


13.00 – 13.30 Registration & Welcome Coffee


13.30 – 13.35 Welcome & Opening

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Chair & Founder, ICANN Studienkreis

13.35 – 14.30 Internet in The Netherlands – Policy, Legislation and Market Perspectives

Thomas de Haan, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs,
The Dutch Internet Market & Community
Michiel Steltman, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Nederland (DINL),
The Management of the Dutch ccTLD .nl
Michiel Henneke, SIDN

14.30 – 15.15 Internet Governance 2015

Key Note Speech by Fadi Chehade, CEO & President of ICANN
followed by a discussion

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee


15.45 – 18.00 ICANN, IGF, WSIS 10+, NETMundial: Internet Diplomacy in a Changing Policy Environment

Moderation: William Drake, University of Zürich, NCUC Chair, Member of the CC.NMI
Input from:
Thomas Schneider, Chair of the GAC, BAKOM
Leonid Todorow, APTLD
Tarek Kamel, ICANN
Rajesh Chharia, President Internet Service Providers Association of India

18.30 – 19.45 Boat Tours

Offered by: RIPE NCC and for all registered attendees

20.00 – 23.00 Dinner

Brasserie van Baerle (10 min walking from Hilton Hotel Amsterdam)
Offered by: RIPE NCC


Friday, 14 August, 2015


9.00 – 12.30 IANA Transition and ICANN´s Accountability: Moving towards ICANN 3.0

Moderation: Avri Doria, Independent Researcher

9.00 – 10.30 Part 1: The IANA Transition

Input from:
Ashley Heineman, NTIA
Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC
Keith Drazek, VerSign
Lise Fuhr, DK Hostmaster, Co-Chair CWG

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee


11.00 – 12.30 Part 2: ICANN´s Accountability

Input from:
Thomas Rickert, eco, Co-Chair CCWG
Kavous Arasteh, GAC Member Iran
Konstantinos Komaitis, ISOC
Martin Botterman, GMK

12.30 – 13.30 Business Lunch

courtesy by SIDN

13.30 – 13.50 The Annual Internet State of the Art Speech

David W. Maher, General Counsel Emeritus, Public Interest Registry (PIR)

13.50 – 15.15 News from the gTLD Garden

Moderation: Michael Heller, SHSG Düsseldorf
Input from:
Dirk Krischenowski, dotBerlin
Philipp Grabensee, Afilias
Cherine Chalaby, ICANN Board
Ilya Bazlyankow, UNICART

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee


15.45 – 16.15 Fragmentation of the Internet: Myth or Reality?

Paul Twomey, Argo Pacific, former CEO & President of ICANN (via Skype)

16.15 – 18.00 Internet Governance 2020

Moderation: Roberto Gaetano, former ICANN Board Vice Chair
Input from:
Megan Richards, European Commission
Peter Dengate-Thrush, former Chair of the ICANN Board
Niels ten Oever, Article 19
Markus Kummer, ICANN Director

Status: 8. August, 2015