[AFRI-Discuss] October 2007 Meeting Location Announced

Nick Ashton-Hart nick.ashton-hart at icann.org
Fri May 18 02:27:19 EDT 2007


Location of Third ICANN Meeting for 2007
17 May 2007

ICANN advises that the public meeting scheduled to be held from 29  
October through 2 November 2007 will take place in Los Angeles,  
California, USA.

ICANN holds three public meetings each year. The location of these  
meetings are rotated through the five ICANN regions and selected on  
the basis of proposals received from various local groups interested  
in hosting the meeting. The announced region for the location of the  
October 2007 meeting was Asia Pacific. A review of proposals from two  
potential hosts determined that it was not possible to proceed at  
this time due to various logistical issues. ICANN examined a number  
of non-hosted locations in the Asia Pacific in attempt to adhere to  
the Asia Pacific rotation. Again, for reasons of logistics, cost and  
seasonal demand, it proved extremely difficult to find a location.  
Given this situation it has been decided to locate this meeting in  
Los Angeles. Without a host this maximizes the capacity of staff to  
resource the event in an efficient and economical way. The location  
is also a major travel hub and the quantity of hotel accommodation  
means that this should prove to be a less expensive meeting than some  
other options.

ICANN recognizes that, following the upcoming meeting in San Juan,  
Puerto Rico, this means two meetings in a row held in the United  
States. As a result, ICANN today is posting a request for proposal to  
host ICANN meetings in 2008, as well as the dates and rotations for  
meetings to be held in 2009 and 2010. As part of this posting, ICANN  
has modified the rotation to designate the region for the first  
meeting in 2008 as Asia Pacific. The next scheduled North American  
meeting has been removed from the rotation. Due to the increased  
participation at the ICANN meetings, significant changes have been  
made to the requirements to host an ICANN meeting, with ICANN  
assuming more responsibility for planning and finances. Proposals to  
host the three 2008 meetings will be accepted through 15 June 2007.  
The 2008 – 2010 meeting rotation schedule can be found at http:// 
www.icann.org/meetings/ and the request for proposal to host ICANN  
meetings in 2008 can be found at http://www.icann.org/meetings/rfp/ 
rfp-2007.htm. Questions regarding hosting a meeting should be  
addressed to the ICANN meeting staff at meeting at icann.org.


Nick Ashton-Hart
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