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ICANN78 Annual General Meeting to Be Held in Hamburg, Germany

14 June 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it has selected Hamburg, Germany, as the location for the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting, which will be held 21–26 October 2023. The meeting will be hosted by eco – Association, DENIC eG (.de), and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg at the Congress Center Hamburg.

ICANN holds three Public Meetings each calendar year in different regions around the world. The Hamburg meeting will represent the Europe region. ICANN Public Meetings are a central part of ICANN's multistakeholder model, and provide a venue for progressing policy work, conducting outreach, exchanging best practices, negotiating business deals, and interacting with members of the ICANN community, Board, and organization.

Usually comprised of more than 100 different sessions, these meetings are an important opportunity for individuals and representatives from ICANN's various stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to the ICANN policy development process. Participants may attend either in-person or virtually. Meetings are open to everyone, and registration is free.

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About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.