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ICANN Calls for Expressions of Interest to Host 2009 Meeting in Europe and 2010 Meeting in Africa

22 August 2008

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In accordance with ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement in the management of meetings, and in response to requests for advanced planning, ICANN today posts a call for Expressions of Interest to host meetings to be held in Europe on 25-30 October 2009, and in Africa on 7-12 February 2010. The objective is to routinely provide advice on locations for meetings 12 months ahead of schedule.

  • EUROPE   25-30 October 2009
  • AFRICA   7-12 February 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 Europe meeting in 2009 or the Africa meeting in 2010 should review the full Request for Proposals [PDF, 228K] 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.

All interested parties should submit a completed Expression of Interest Form [PDF, 756K] 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 15 October 2008.

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.