Meeting Strategy Working Group
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The Meeting Strategy Working Group, mandated by the ICANN Board to discuss and propose strategy for the structure, purpose and locations for ICANN Public Meetings and conferences, starting in 2016, will present to the ICANN Community its recommendations.
These have been made available for public comment from 25 February to 4 April 2014 and are in the reply comment phase until 25 April 2014.
The final report and recommendations will be presented to the Board for decision at the ICANN 50 Meeting in London in June 2014.
Meeting Strategy Working Group Recommendations:
- English [PDF, 528KB]
- Français [PDF, 529 KB]
- Español [PDF, 547 KB]
- Русский [PDF, 1.4 MB]
- Português [PDF, 529 KB]
- 简体中文 [PDF, 611 KB]
- العربية [PDF, 1.4 MB]
ICANN has been hosting international meetings since 1999 at a rate of four meetings per year, which was then reduced in 2003 to three meetings per year.
Over the past several years the ICANN meetings have become increasingly complex events, and the success and growth of the Community's Global Multi-stakeholder organization has begun to introduce stresses to the current meetings model.
The growing demand for more sessions and meetings spread over more days has resulted in over-scheduled agendas and reduced opportunities for cross-community interaction. The growth of constituencies (and alike) and overall attendance at the meetings has also created the need for larger venues to accommodate the growing number of attendees.