All meetings this year will occur virtually.
ICANN has decided that its Annual General Meeting in October will be held virtually.
ICANN69 was originally scheduled to be held in Hamburg, Germany. But, like the March meeting and this month’s Policy Forum, the domain overseer is moving it online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The virtual meeting will be held October 17-22.
ICANN’s events attract a diverse group of people from all over the world. Even if attendees weren’t concerned about the virus, current travel and visa restrictions would make it challenging for many people to attend.
Hopefully, ICANN will be able to resume in-person meetings sometime next year. It has meetings scheduled for March 2021 (Cancun), June (The Hague) and October (Seattle).
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Author: Andrew Allemann