ICANN provides travel support for selected community members in order to advance the work of ICANN; to provide support for those who might not be able to afford to attend ICANN meetings otherwise; and to broaden participation in ICANN's processes.
In order to clarify the level and processes required to provide travel support for community members, to ensure that travel support is administered effectively and efficiently, and to ensure that ICANN's principles of accountability and transparency are honored, the following documents are posted on this webpage:
The Travel Support Guidelines describe the levels and methodologies for travel support for community members. The Guidelines are included as part of the annual ICANN budget development process. Draft Guidelines are posted to solicit community feedback through online fora, conference calls with constituencies and workshops at ICANN meetings. The final Travel Support Guideline for each fiscal year is posted in alignment with the Board approved annual budget.
The Travel Summary is provided for each supported traveler for each ICANN meeting and describes specific details about all travel administration including how to book itineraries, deadlines to follow, etc. The Summary for each ICANN meeting is posted after the immediately preceding meeting, allowing for enough time to obtain visa, book itineraries and obtain most cost effective pricing.
Travel Reports are provided for each ICANN meeting. The Travel Report provides information about the support provided including which community members were provided support as well as the level of support provided.