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Host Sought for 2010 Latin America Meeting

12 January 2009

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ICANN is looking for a host for its 2010 meeting in Latin America. Expressions of Interest are sought from those in the region who wish to host the conference that will run from 20-25 June 2010.

ICANN Public Meetings draw individuals from around the globe and attract a wide range of participants who follow Internet addressing and policy issues. The meetings receive international press coverage and provide an ideal opportunity for participants, sponsors, and hosts to interact on key Internet issues.

Organisations interested in the opportunity to host the Latin America meeting in 2010 should review the full Request for Proposals before submitting an Expression of Interest. The specifications outlined in the Request for Proposals detail the anticipated required elements of an ICANN meeting and the minimum responsibilities of the hosting organisation.

The Expression of Interest form can be found at the end of the Request for Proposal (RFP) in Attachment A.

All interested parties should submit a completed Expression of Interest Form via email to meeting@icann.org for consideration. Any inquiries regarding the call for expressions should be addressed to the ICANN Meeting Staff.

The deadline for submissions is 27 February 2009.

In accordance with ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement in the management of meetings, and in response to requests for advanced planning, ICANN has posted this call for Expressions of Interest to host the meeting in Latin America on 20-25 June 2010. The objective is to routinely provide advice on locations for meetings 12 months ahead of schedule.

ICANN meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-building, policy development, and outreach efforts. We encourage your institution/organisation to consider submitting an Expression of Interest Form.