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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2017 and 2018

23 March 2015

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ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held in 2017 and 2018 in Europe, Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, North America, and Latin America/Caribbean. Those in the geographic regions are invited to submit expressions of interest for specific locations to hold the events. These recommended venues, along with others in the region that meet the selection criteria, will be considered. The final location for the ICANN Meetings will then be selected through the evaluation of both community-recommended and ICANN-identified locations.

Meetings in 2017 and 2018 will follow the new ICANN Meeting Strategy approved by the Board last November. The new strategy includes a unique format for each meeting throughout the year defined as Meeting A, Meeting B, and Meeting C.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the Meeting Selection Criteria and space requirements for Meeting A [PDF, 194 KB], Meeting B [PDF, 124 KB] and Meeting C [PDF, 204 KB], which will be used to guide the evaluation of both community-recommended and ICANN-identified meeting locations. Elements such as cost of the meeting for ICANN and the community, convenience to international airports, availability of sufficient hotel guest rooms in or near the venue, meeting facilities, network infrastructure, personal safety of meeting participants, and total level of financial support will be considered by ICANN in making its final selection of a meeting site.

Those interested in hosting an ICANN Meeting in 2017 or 2018 are encouraged to submit proposals by June 30th 2015 via the online form, Expression of Interest to Host an ICANN Meeting.

Hosting Opportunities 2017-2018

Event Dates Geographic Region Submission Deadline
ICANN58 12-17 March 2017 (Meeting A [PDF, 194 KB]) Europe 30 June 2015
ICANN59 26-29 June 2017 (Meeting B [PDF, 124 KB]) Africa
ICANN60 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2017 (Meeting C [PDF, 204 KB]) Asia/Australia/Pacific
ICANN61 11-16 March 2018 (Meeting A [PDF, 194 KB]) North America
ICANN62 18-21 June 2018 (Meeting B [PDF, 124 KB]) Latin America/Caribbean
ICANN63 20-26 October 2018 (Meeting C [PDF, 204 KB]) Europe