The purpose of this NCUC conference is to provide a first opportunity for intensive, F2F cross-community dialogue on the main substantive topics likely to be addressed in São Paulo. Stakeholders from across the ICANN community have expressed a range of views and uncertainties about the meeting’s precise substantive focus, expected outcomes, and potential significance in the continuing evolution of the global Internet governance ecosystem. It is hoped that the NCUC conference will help the community to work through the issues at stake and to prepare for its participation in the NETMundial.
The full lineup is here and as you can see it’s very much policy and governance focussed.
If you’re interested in attending in person you need to sign up online for free. There’ll also be remote participation available, though with the timezone difference I suspect that might be a bit of a challenge.
(Disclosure: I’m one of the panelists)