LOS ANGELES – 6 April 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the names of the individuals who will participate in the NextGen program at ICANN62, to be held in Panama City, Panama, from 25 to 28 June 2018.
The 15 individuals are currently engaged in studies in Latin American universities in the fields of computer science, law, and human rights. In addition, five individuals who attended a previous ICANN public meeting with the NextGen program will now serve as ambassadors for these newcomers.
An independent selection committee assessed the candidates. The committee selected the successful candidates based on their current studies and interest in the work currently being done in the Internet ecosystem relating to global policy and Internet governance.