ICANN Paris – Truly a FESTIVAL Experience
During the 32nd public ICANN meeting in Paris, France, .ORG held a special event for our registrars, board members, advisory council, other registries, and many important people in the Domain Community. Called FESTIVAL with .ORG, we had an exciting night at Les Pavillons de Bercy in Paris on this past Tuesday, the 24th of June. On a warm summer evening, everyone was able to relax and have fun while networking with other ICANN attendees amid jugglers and stilt walkers. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of one .ORG's "World Voices" videos with notable .ORG interviews from Jake Brewer of Idealist.org, Angela Beesley of Wikipedia.org, and Marianne Heuwagen of Human Rights Watch - HRW.org. It continues to be an honor and a privilege for us to highlight this wonderful, passionate .ORG Community to help let their voices be heard worldwide. While the role of those of us in attendance is focused on internet infrastructure as well as the policies that support and encourage the use of .ORG as a channel for advocacy, to see the people and hear their "World Voices" describing how they are changing the world one step at a time, well it was a rewarding moment for us.
With raffle prizes, games, and excitement, we had a successful "festival" in the heart of France. Our CEO, Alexa Raad, highlighted accomplishments over the past 7 months since our last event at the Los Angeles ICANN, and we thanked the rest of the .ORG friends and family who helped make our success possible including our Advisory Council, Board, Afilias, and registrar partners. The positive feedback continued that evening though the next couple of days. Our collective message back to the .ORG Community -- the World Voices, is great work! And we will continue to make .ORG the most relevant channel to build your web presence and inspire people around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to promote the .ORG Community with us during our upcoming events. Stay tuned to our event calendar on where you can find us in the upcoming months.
Until next time...Au revoir!