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ICANN79 Community Forum Location Announced

26 September 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that San Juan, Puerto Rico has been selected as the location for the first ICANN Public Meeting of 2024. The ICANN79 Community Forum will be held from 2–7 March 2024 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

This will be the third ICANN Public Meeting to be held in San Juan. In the wake of Hurricane Fiona, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico. We look forward to seeing them in 2024.

ICANN holds three Public Meetings each calendar year in different regions around the world. The San Juan, Puerto Rico meeting will represent the North America 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 other 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 remotely. Meetings are open to everyone, and registration is free.

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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.