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Trip Proposals must be completed at least six (6) weeks before the event start date.

Person Completing Form:Edward MorrisDate:


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Trip Proposal Section

1) Number of Travelers:
(Note: Each traveler uses one trip of the five (5) allocated to each organization/structure).  


2) Traveler Contact Information and Itinerary:

Edward Morrismailto:egmorris1@toast.netLeedsUnited Kingdom25-May-201529-May-2015
3) Special Travel Circumstances, Arrangements,
Explanations, or Notations: 
(Please identify each traveler, as applicable)
Conference is 4 days. Will work with staff, as necessary, to attempt to fit participation into programme requirements.
4) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor:International Conference on Cyber Conflict
5) Event/Conference Dates:
6) Event/Conference Website Link:
7) Primary Event/Conference Location:
Swissôtel Tornimäe 3
8) ICANN Geographic Region:Europe

9) Activity Sponsors:
(Note: all event sponsors must be identified
in order to comply with ICANN travel guidelines).

Organiser: NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence 


  1. Microsoft
  2. ixia
  3. Cisco
  4. UK Trade and Investment

10) Purpose and Goals:

Cycon is the leading European conference on cyber defence. It's themes usually are those relating to cyberwar and humanitarian law (i.e. in 2013 the theme was the use of automated weapons in cyber conflict). This years theme, exceptionally, is "Architectures in Cyberspace", and much of of the program relates to issues of internet governance and structure. Many of the attendees are active in areas related to internet governance but are not directly involved in IG institutions and may not have a complete understanding off ICANN. By participating I hope to be able to give conference attendees, which include some of the most prominent military officials in Europe, a better understanding of ICANN and our processes. In addition, some of the academics and humanitarian organisational officials invited to this years conference are active in IG institutions generally but not in ICANN. I would hope to interest them in joining and participating in our community.

11) Proposed Outcomes:1. An increased awareness of ICANN, processes and the multi-stakeholder model among individuals not currently engaged in our community but active in related fields. 2. Active recruitment of principally noncommercial conference participants, principally academics and those active in humanitarian organisations, for the GNSO and broader ICANN community.
12) Additional Information (optional):

I have participated in some past activities organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and do believe there is widespread misunderstanding of the role and nature of ICANN within the organisation. For example, in 2013 I attended a NATO CCD COE symposium on cyberwar ethics at the Italian Ministry of Defence where ICANN was called, alternately, an intergovernmental organisation and a division of the United States Department of Commerce. This conference is a great opportunity to correct some misguided perceptions about ICANN amongst defence officials and cyber conflict academics.

Community Confirmation Section

Note: To be completed by a Pilot Program Coordinator (PPC) designated by this organization/structure.

The participants identified in this application are familiar with the Program Operations associated with this Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP)-FY15 and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.YesWilliam Drake18-Apr-2015
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Proposal.YesWilliam Drake18-Apr-2015
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that the Purpose/Goals of this Trip Proposal are consistent with operational plans and/or strategies.YesJean-Jacques Sahel22-Apr-2015Confirmed by RH



Program Administration: STAFF USE ONLY
Program RequirementDate Satisfied/ConfirmedInitialsNotes
Constituency Travel Notified24-Apr-2015RH
Trip Proposal Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 
23-Apr-2015Trip Assessment Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 

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