Passing the Torch: How Will Internet Governance Change in a Post-American World?

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

How the Internet is governed will change significantly in the year ahead, as the U.S. government anticipates relinquishing its oversight of key technical functions to ICANN and China launches a competing institution to encourage greater state control of the Internet. This creates significant uncertainty and raises important questions for stakeholders around the world. Does ICANN have the institutional capacity and leadership ability to take on its new role? How will the rapidly changing environment impact Internet policy in coming years? And who will be the biggest winners and losers?

Join ITIF for a panel discussion about the future of Internet governance with key participants and observers of the ICANN55 meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Daniel Castro
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation
Jamie Hedlund
Vice President, Strategic Programs, Global Domain Division
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Victoria Sheckler
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Chris Wilson
Vice President, Government Affairs
21st Century Fox Corporation
Jonathan Zuck
Executive Director
Innovators Network Foundation