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Clinton confirmed for ICANN’s SF meeting

Kevin Murphy, March 1, 2011, 17:30:54 (UTC), Gossip

Former US president Bill Clinton has been confirmed as the star guest speaker of ICANN’s 40th public meeting, which kicks off in San Francisco in a little under two weeks.

According to a tweet minutes ago from CEO Rod Beckstrom, Clinton will address ICANN’s Gala event, March 16 in Union Square.

This is usually an evening drinks-n-canapes event or a sit-down dinner. The SF Gala is scheduled for 7pm.

Given the central, outdoor location, I’m sure security will be tight. We could be looking at another limited-numbers, invitation-only event.

Beckstrom has previously stated that Clinton’s fee will be covered by a special sponsorship deal, but the identity of the sponsor does not appear to have been revealed yet.

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Comments (9)

  1. I like how you touched on the fee for Clinton. I am sure unless this information is leaked we will never really hear about it. Clinton is a pricey speaker, I would love to hear about the special sponsor. 🙂

  2. MS says:

    Would anyone know where i can find a transcript from today’s ICANN/GAC meeting?

  3. MS says:

    Thank you Kevin!

  4. Alan says:

    I wonder who what will become more newsworthy,
    Clinton or the final approval of .XXX

  5. isis says:

    It will be the fact that the porn stars are picketing Bill Clinton.

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