- Category: Administration and Budget
- Topic: Proposal on the location of ICANN Meetings in 2014
- Board meeting date: 20 December 2012
- Resolution number: 2012.12.20.20
- URL for Board minutes/resolution: http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-20dec12-en.htm#2.d
- Status: Ongoing
Proposal to conduct the ICANN Meetings in 2014 in Singapore, London (England), and a city to be identified in North America.
Whereas, ICANN posted a Consolidated Meetings Strategy proposal for public comment, and community comments did not evidence great support of the proposal;
Whereas, ICANN has committed to identifying ICANN Meeting locations two years in advance;
Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its 2014 Meetings in the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America regions as per its policy;
Whereas, ICANN staff performed a thorough analysis of meeting venues in Singapore and London to ensure they meet the Meeting Selection Criteria, and will complete an assessment of available North America locations;
Resolved (2012.12.20.20), the Board directs the President and CEO to make the necessary arrangements to conduct the 2014 ICANN Meetings in Singapore, London (England) and a city to be identified in North America.
- Arrange to conduct the 2014 ICANN Meetings in Singapore, London (England) and a city to be identified in North America
- Responsible entity: CEO and ICANN staff
- Due date: None provided
- Completion date: Ongoing
In response to comments received on the ICANN Consolidated Meetings Strategy proposal, the Public Participation Committee, under its charter to increase public awareness of, and participation in the affairs of ICANN, will oversee the creation and activities of a Multistakeholder Meeting Strategy Working Group that will examine the design, frequency and regional rotation of meetings and conferences to be held in 2015 and beyond.
As part of ICANN's public meeting schedule, three times a year ICANN hosts a meeting in a different geographic region (as defined in the ICANN Bylaws) of the world. Meetings in 2014 are to occur in the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America geographic regions.
The staff performed a thorough analysis of venues in Singapore and London, and will complete an analysis of available locations in North America, to ensure they meet the Meeting Selection Criteria.
Based on that analysis, the Public Participation Committee has recommended that the 2014 ICANN Meetings be held in Singapore, London and a city in North America.
The process for selection of sites does not always call for public consultation, as the staff assessment of the feasibility of any site is the primary consideration.
There will be a financial impact on ICANN in hosting the meetings and providing travel support as necessary, as well as on the community in incurring costs to travel to the meetings. But such impact would be faced regardless of the location of the meetings. There is no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS due to the hosting of the meeting.
This is an Organizational Administrative Function of the Board for which the Board received public comment at http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/meetings-proposal-2012-02oct12-en.htm.
Other Related Resolutions
- Resolution 2013.05.18.04 - 2013.05.18.06, identifying Los Angeles as the site for the October 2014 ICANN meeting, at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-18may13-en.htm#1.c
- Other resolutions TBD
- The public comment forum on the ICANN Consolidated Meetings Strategy is available at http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/meetings-proposal-2012-02oct12-en.htm
- Multistakeholder Meeting Strategy Working Group has been formed to help provide recommendations for future ICANN meetings, at http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-21mar13-en.htm
- The resolution does not address funding for the items identified therein.
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