Several technology leaders will be in Toronto next week for ICANN 45 meetings and panel sessions on the operation, security and infrastructure of the Internet.

"We are proud to have been chosen by ICANN to host this important forum," said Byron Holland, President and CEO of Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages .CA.

Holland continues: "The Internet has become an integral part of the economic, political and social lives of all Canadians and we can't afford to ignore the issues and events that are influencing how it will operate in the decades to come."

The opening keynote on Monday, October 15th will be delivered by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, who will discuss the Government of Canada's efforts to promote digital openness and innovation through its Action Plan on Open Government.

The jam-packed event, held at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle Hotel from October 14 to 19, will also feature discussions on preserving and improving the Internet's multi-stakeholder governance model, internationalized domain names, new generic Top-Level Domains, IPv6, and the deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

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