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 10 March 2011  

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ICANN News Alert:

Hear Vint Cerf, One of the "Fathers of the Internet",  at ICANN 40, San Francisco

10 March February 2011:  DCA will be attending this event at NARALO in conjenction with teesISOC
SFBay and ICANN 40.   Link to ICANN Conference and agenda:

DCA will also be having a .".africa" BarCamp.  Look for our next announcement or those wearing "" t-shirts to inform you where we will be.




Hear Vint Cerf, One of the "Fathers of the Internet", at the At-Large NARALO Showcase on Monday, 14 March During ICANN's Silicon Valley Meeting in San Francisco


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The North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO) is pleased to host Dr. Vinton ("Vint") Cerf's keynote speech, "Amplifying the Voices of Civil Society" at the NARALO Showcase during ICANN's 40th Meeting to be held in San Francisco. The event, sponsored by Google, will be held on Monday, 14 March from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tower Salon A in the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. Drinks and snacks will be available.


Vint Cerf served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICANN from 2000-2007. He currently holds the position of Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

Dr. Cerf's contributions have been acknowledged and lauded repeatedly with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.


For more information on the NARALO San Francisco Showcase, please go to: 

. BizCommunity covers DCA's "yes2dotafrica" campaign: "Dot Africa campaign to brand continent 

.  Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
A Dotafrica Generation soon to be born: 


. Sophia Bekele DCA founder and former ICANN gNSO policy advisor was noted by The Economist, Sept 15, 2010, as "leading the dotafrica initiative":  Can "Africa" get a make-over? 


. DCA is endorsed by African Union (AU) & the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Internationalized Domain Resolution Union (IDRU) language group.  

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