[CCWG-ACCT] See Photos from Last Night's AFRALO Showcase/Fadi Tribute in #ICANN55

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 9 11:33:15 UTC 2016

Xavier, thanks so much for your very prompt response to the question.
I perhaps might take this opportunity to appreciate, in my individual capacity, that the ICANN community was able to say thank you and recognize our outgoing CEO here in Marrakech, at ICANN55, at the ICANN meeting which is being held in Fadi's 'home' region.  
Thanks again for your very prompt response.
Marilyn Cade

From: xavier.calvez at icann.org
To: el at lisse.NA
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:07:28 +0000
CC: steve.crocker at icann.org; ceo at auda.org.au; accountability-cross-community at icann.org
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] See Photos from Last Night's AFRALO Showcase/Fadi Tribute in #ICANN55

Dear Eberhard,

Thank you for your question.

The Afralo showcase and tribute to Fadi was held on Monday night. The 2 purposes were combined so that they don’t conflict on the schedule and to save logistics and costs.

The entire event cost approximately $106,000 to ICANN which was planned for 1200 people. The Afralo showcase (musicians, dancers,…) was paid for by Afralo.

In case of interest, ICANN has previously held a community farewell cocktail for exiting CEOs at their last meeting.  The cost of this is typically between $50,000 and $60,000. 

The additional $40,000 we had to pay this time was for the fitted out marquee including AV.  This was required on this particular occasion as no other room large enough to accommodate the entire community was available. 

I hope this is helpful and addresses your question.


Xavier Calvez
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From: Dr Eberhard W Lisse <epilisse at gmail.com>

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:19 AM

To: Xavier Calvez <xavier.calvez at icann.org>

Cc: CCWG Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>, Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at icann.org>, Chris
 Disspain <ceo at auda.org.au>

Subject: Re: See Photos from Last Night's AFRALO Showcase/Fadi Tribute in #ICANN55


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How much did this extravaganca cost ICANN?

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Camels, Drummers And Hundreds of ICANNers: Last Night's AFRALO Showcase And Fadi Tribute Was A Hit!

Monday's night Tribute to Fadi was a lively affair. Hundreds of ICANN55 participants filled the Orion Tent at the Palmeraie Golf Palace and Resort to enjoy the food, hear traditional Moroccan music and honor Fadi Chehadé's legacy.  Many took to the stage
 during the evening's festivities including: El Mountassir Billah Azdine, Director General of the National Agency for Regulation of Telecommunications; Xiaodong Lee, CEO & CTO, China Internet Network Information Center; Demi
 Getschko, Member of the Board, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee; Rinalia Abdul Rahim, ICANN Board Member  and Board Chair Steve Crocker. If you didn't get a chance to take your own camel selfie, you can download last night's photos from ICANN's
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Historic Moment At ICANN55 Welcome Ceremony And President's Opening Session

ICANN CEO & President Fadi Chehadé, Interim ICANN CEO & President Akram Atallah (starting 15 March), Incoming ICANN CEO & President Göran Marby and Board Chair Steve Crocker

Yesterday's Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session featured speeches by Board Chair Steve Crocker,

a moving tribute video to outgoing CEO & President Fadi Chehadé and a well-received first speech to ICANN participants by incoming CEO & President Göran Marby. We also learned that Swenglish will soon become one of ICANN's official languages!

If you missed yesterday's ceremony, you can watch it in its entirety on ICANN's YouTube Channel. Check out the ICANN55
 playlist here.

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 Your Sector In ICANN

Jardin Andalou

09:00 to 12:30

 Tuesday Morning Sessions


09:30 to 10:45



14:00 to 18:00

 Tuesday Afternoon Sessions


16:30 to 18:00

 Industry in the Middle East


17:00 to 17:30


Bar (L0)

18:00 to 19:30

 Stakeholder Networking Cocktail

Grand Bleu

GNSO Stakeholder Group And Constituency Day 

Today, all four GNSO Stakeholder Groups and five Constituencies conduct meetings that are open to the public and participation from
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08:00 to 17:00 | Diamant | 
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08:30 to 17:30 | Toubkal |

Registrar Stakeholder Group09:00 to 10:45 | Opale |

Commercial Stakeholder Group CSG09:30 to 13:00 | Ametyste | Non
 For-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)09:30 to 13:00 | Palmeraie | Non
 Commercial Users Constituency NCUC13:15 to 16:30 | Opale | Commercial
 and Business Users Constituency (CBUC)13:15 to 16:30 | Orangeraie | Intellectual
 Property Constituency (IPC)13:30 to 16:30 | Ametyste | Internet
 Service Provider and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP)14:00 to 16:30 | Palmeraie | Non
 Commercial Stakeholder Group Open Meeting

Find Your Sector At ICANN Session, Today At 0800am In Jardin Andalou

Want to know more about the different sectors and groups at ICANN? Come join us in the
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By Pierre Dandjinou, VP of Stakeholder Engagement for Africa
After a successful meeting in Dublin in October 2015, we began the 
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At-Large Outreach Program: Sixty University Students From Rabat Visit ICANN55 In Marrakech

Soufia Bellamkirab, Yaovi Atohoun, Gisella Gruber,  Noura Znaidi, Heidi Ullrich and Alan Greenberg

Sixty university students from Rabat are participating in the ICANN55 Meeting as part of At-Large outreach and engagement activities. This will be their first time at an ICANN Meeting. Many are students of Aziz Hilali, who is the community organizer
 of ICANN55. The students are from the  Institut
 National des Postes et Télécommunications and the Institut
 Superieur de l'Information et de la Communication.

For more information about this program, 
click here.

Read a Q&A with two of the students below.

Soufia Bellamkirab, IT Engineering Student at the Institut National des Postes et Télécommunications

How did you learn about ICANN?


Last year, our school hosted an event with Aziz Hilali. We also hosted Fadi Chehadé and Mr. Baher Esmat to talk about the multistakeholder model.


What interested you about ICANN?


ICANN is us, ICANN is the globe. For me, as an IT student, it is very interesting for me to know more about ICANN, how it works, what people are here. I just signed-up for ICANN Learn, it is an amazing platform. I'm looking forward to the Internet Governance
 course, in the second semester with Mr. Hilali.


What's it like being one of the few female students in IT at your university?


It's cool to be one of the few female IT engineers, it's just amazing. I love what we study and what we do.

Noura Znaidi, Graduate Student, Institut Supérieur De L'Information Et De La Communication


How did you learn about ICANN?


I heard about the program through Aziz Hilali. He is one of our professors.


What interested you about ICANN?


We are living in a connected world, so we have to know more informed about this domain. As a journalism student, you should know about the world you are living in, I feel this is an obligation now, this is a necessity, you should know, how it works and how
 it will be in the future.

Fabricio Pessôa - Brazil
Member of ICANN Fellowship Program

What is your current job?

I am Community Engagement and Relationship Manager at 
AXUR - Cyber Inspection for a Safer Web.


How did you become involved with ICANN? 

I heard about the fellowship program from Daniel Fink, Manager of Stakeholder Engagement in Brazil. I thought it would be a great way to learn about ICANN. My first meeting was ICANN54 in Buenos Aires, where I got a broad idea of how things work. I am now headed
 to ICANN55 in Marrakech, where I plan to deepen my knowledge and decide where to become involved.  


What is your call to action?

I hope that more representatives of the LAC region will become decision-makers, especially in the areas of security and the fight against cybercrime. I'd also like to bring in non-technical people and teach them more about the Web so they can participate in
 debates on issues like big data and personal information. I feel that end users should be the ones making decisions in these areas, not technical communities, government or law enforcement. 


One of my goals at ICANN is to find more people who share my ideas.

Where Do I Get My Invitation and How Do I Get To The Gala Dinner?

On the occasion of the 55th ICANN meeting, M. Azdine EL MOUNTASSIR BILLAH, Director General of the National Telecommunication
 Regulatory Agency (ANRT), is pleased to invite you to the gala dinner that will be held in honor of participants of the ICANN meeting. The dinner will take place at the Menara Gardens
 - Ain Mezouar, Marrakech on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 20:00pm. 

Invitations are available at the ICANN Information Booth.

Buses leave from Palmeraie Conference Center at 19:00.

ICANN, 12025 Waterfront Dr., Suite 300, Los
 Angeles, CA 90094

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