The ICANN OMbudsman has been asked to present the key note speech at the Pacific Legal Technology Conference on October 11, 2007. The Ombudsman’s presentation may be found here: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/speech.html
Information on the conference may be found at: www.pacificlegaltech.com
I will be attending the USOA conference next week at Anchorage, Alaksa. I have been requested to do a presentation on Ombudsman Evaluation. The presentation will be posted to the Ombudsman Website next week.
The power point presentation for my presentation tomorrow may be found at: http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/usoa-alaska-sep07.pdf
Learners from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University have begun an externship with ICANN and the Office of the Ombudsman. Seven Masters level students have attended an orientation with ICANN on Ombudsmanship, Online Dispute Resolution, and ICANN operations. The learners will be completing externships at the ICANN Los Angeles Meeting. They will be helping ICANN staff with a number of activities during the meeting week.
The learners received a number of presentations on ICANN’s structure, the supporting organizations, the Office of the Ombudsman, the UDRP, and ICANN”s formal dispute resolution mechanisms. Mr. Colin Rule, Director of Conflict Resolution at eBay also particpated by confernce call and gave a presentation on online dispute resolution.
We look forward to working these learners and assisiting them in the completion of their degree requirements. If you are at Los Angeles meeting and have the opportunity to say hello to them, please do so.