Location Recommendations Now Being Accepted for ICANN’s 2013 Meetings

ICANN logoICANN is actively seeking locations for its three public meetings to be held 7-12 April 2013 in Asia Pacific, 14-19 July 2013 in Africa, and 17-22 November 2013 in Latin America. Those in the geographic regions are invited to submit recommendations 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.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the Meeting Selection Criteria, 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 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 submitting a recommendation for a location to host the Meeting, or a proposal for host-level financial support in the region, are encouraged to submit the online Meeting Location Recommendation Form.

Meeting No. Official Dates Geographic Region Submission Deadline
No. 46 7-12 April 2013 Asia/Australia/Pacific 30 June 2011
No. 47 14-19 July 2013 Africa 30 September 2011
No. 48 17-22 November 2013 Latin America/Caribbean 30 January 2012

This ICANN announcement was sourced from:
icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-25apr11-en.htm