Previous meeting 2018

18th Meeting of the ICANN Studienkreis

30–31 August 2018, Tallin, Estonia

Hilton Tallinn Park

Our sponsors in 2018:
Afilias Global Registry Services
Tucows Inc.
VeriSign Authentication Services


Donuts Inc.
eco Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e. V.


Thursday, 30 August 2018


12.30 – 13.30 Registration & welcome coffee


13.00 – 13.35 Welcome & opening

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Chair & Founder, ICANN Studienkreis

13.35 – 14.30 Internet in Estonia – Policy, community & domain name market

Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia
Taimar Peterkop, Director-General of the Information System Authority (RIA)
Heiki Sibul, Estonian Internet Foundation, ccTLD Manager .ee

14.30 – 15.30 20 years of ICANN

Key Note 1: Looking backwards – The making of a community

Roberto Gaetano, former Chair PIR Board, former Vice-Chair ICANN Board

Key note 2: Looking forward – The shaping of a community
How does the ICANN MS model need to evolve taking into account national and regional legal initiatives?

Göran Marby, CEO & President of ICANN

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee


16.00 – 16.15 Key note 3: Cybersecurity and Internet governance

Marina Kaljurand, Chair of the Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace, former Estonian Foreign Minister

16.15 – 18.00Session 1: ICANNs new role in the global Internet governance ecosystem

Moderation: William Drake, University of Zurich
Theresa Swinehart, ICANN, Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships
Leonid Todorov, APTLD
Fiona Alexander, US Department of Commerce
Thomas Schneider, Ambassador, Swiss OFCOM

19.30 – 23.00 Cultural Dinner Estonian Maritime Museum

(Bus from Hilton at 19.10 and back 23.00)

Friday, 31 August 2018


9.00 – 9.45 Key note 4: ICANN: Issues, problems, solutions

Cherine Chalaby, Chair of the ICANN Board

9.45 – 11.00 Session 2: Next Generation TLDs – Lessons learned

Moderation: tbd
Graeme Bunton, Tucows
Jon Nevett, Donuts
Katrin Ohlmer, DOTZON
Jim Prendergast, The Galway Strategy Group
Patrick Kane, Verisign

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee


11.30 – 12.45 Session 3: Next Generation WHOIS – The GDPR challenge

Moderation: Thomas Rickert, Association of the Internet Industry (eco)
Dirk Krischenowski, DotBerlin
Tapani Tarvainen, Jyväskylä University, EFF Finland, Non-commercial User Constituency
Keith Drazek, Verisign
Jörg Schweiger, DENIC
Michele Neylon, Blacknight
Elena Plexida, ICANN
Marta Dias, DNS.PT

12.45 – 13.45 Business lunch

sponsored by ICANN

13.45 – 16.00 Session 4: The Future of root governance – Unified or federated?

Moderation: Avri Doria, ICANN Board
Maarten Botterman, ICANN Board
Kuo Wu, ChungHwa Telecom, former ICANN Board Member
Lars-Johan Liman, Netnod
Lise Fuhr, ETNO, PTI Board
Chris Buckridge, RIPE NCC
Edmon Chung, Dot Asia

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee


16.30 – 18.00 Session 5: ICANN, stability in cyberspace & Internet governance 2020

Moderation: Yrjö Länsipuro, ISOC Finland
Thomas Fitschen, Cyber Coordinator, German Foreign Office
Alexander Klimburg, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Nigel Hickson, ICANN, Government Engagement
N. N., CCDCOE, NATO Cyber Defence Center, Tallinn
Tatiana Tropina, Max Planck Institute, GNSO Council
Philipp Grabensee, Afilias, Cofounder and Vice Chair
Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director and Co-lead, Secretariat of the UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Ana Neves, FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

As of 28 August 2018