ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held in 2019 and 2020 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 2019 and 2020 will follow the new ICANN Meeting Strategy approved by the Board in 2014. 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, 365 KB], Meeting B [PDF, 311 KB] and Meeting C [PDF, 363 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 health and 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 2019 or 2020 are encouraged to submit proposals by 30 September 2016 via the online form, Expression of Interest to Host an ICANN Meeting.