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With Christopher Mondini (VP Global Stakeholder Engagement, ICANN), Avri Doria (Member of the Board of Dir., ICANN), Greg Shatan (Partner, Moses & Singer).
Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Civic Hall, 118 W 22nd St, 12th Fl

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The Internet of Things isn't coming, it's here! Our stuff is now on the Internet more than most of us are - our watches, refrigerators & even our light bulbs are now online.

They all work because the Internet works. Yet how can this amazing global communication & information network function without anyone controlling it? Well, while it's true that no single entity or government controls the Internet there are a number of little-known largely global volunteer organizations that help coordinate and/or manage certain Internet functions. And it is these groups that assure your refrigerator can contact you.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) is one of these organizations. This little-known global non-profit helps coordinate the Internet's address book - the Domain Name System (DNS). Bottom line is that It basically helps you get to where you want to go once you're online.

JoinCivic Hall members to learn more about the exciting things happening at ICANN & how you can be involved! We'll be joined by members of the ICANN staff, community, & Board of Directors & will give acomprehensiveoverview of the organization's critical function. If you're on the Internet, you're affected by what happens at ICANN - come take a lunch break with us & see what ICANN is all about!

Panelists Include:
Christopher Mondini is Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, for ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers. ICANN coordinates the addressing systems, such as the Domain Name System, that allow the Internet to scale & expand as a global, unitary network. Christopher leads ICANN's outreach efforts to the business sector worldwide. He is also Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, for North America.
Avri Doria is a Member of the Board of Directors for ICANN. She is a research consultant who works with industry, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) & the technical community. She served on the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation I (WGEC) & the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She served as a member of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat & was a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG).
Greg Shatan is a Partner in Moses & Singer's Intellectual Property group & a member of the Internet & Technology practice. Mr. Shatan focuses on intellectual property & technology transactions, counseling & litigation relating to web accessibility under the ADA, Internet & domain name law & policy, trademark licensing, protection & enforcement, & data protection & privacy. Greg works with clients in diverse industries, most notably sports, media & entertainment, financial services, technology & online services, apparel,and accessories, & consumer goods.

Additional Details:
This event is included in Civic Hall's Meet & Mingle series, which provides community members with monthly opportunities to get together & learn about what other civic tech innovators are working on. This particular event is open to the public & food will be provided for members & guests. If you'd like more information on Civic Hall events, our community, or would like to become a member, please visit our website.
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