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ICANN Meetings in Montréal, Canada

22-26 June 2003

The preliminary report of the Board's 26 June 2003 meeting is now available.

Output of the real-time captioning for the Board's 26 June 2003 meeting is now available.

Output of the real-time captioning for the public forum and parts one and two of the Whois Workshop are now available.

Video of the Montral Meeting is now available for viewing.

The second round of ICANN meetings in 2003 will be held 22-26 June in Montréal, Canada. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists.

The meetings will be hosted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which is providing a local website that will give information regarding the area, the meeting, and local hotels.

Details about the meetings will be posted on this page as they become available. Please check back often!


Visas: Information concerning visa requirements and how you can obtain a letter of invitation can be found on the see the local host site.

Other Travel Information: For health and travel information, see the local hosts' Travel Update page.


The meeting will last from 22-26 June 2003. This following tentative schedule (updated 13 June 2003) will be filled in as additional details become available:

Sunday, 22 June 2003

  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (09:30 - 18:00) (Level B, Salon AB)
    • Open GAC Discussion with ICANN Board (14:00 - 16:00)
  • ccTLD Managers Meeting (09:30 - 17:00) (Ballroom East) (Level 4, Ballroom East)

Monday, 23 June 2003

  • ASO Forum (09:00 - 11:00) (Level 3, Salon 6)
  • GNSO Constituency Meetings
    • Commercial and Business Users Constituency (14:30 - 18:00) (Level 2, Salon 5)
    • gTLD Registries Constituency (9:00 - 18:00) (Level A, Salon Jarry)
    • Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency (14:30 - 18:00) (Level 2, Salon 3)
    • Intellectual Property Interests Constituency (14:30 - 18:00) (Level 2, Salon 1)
    • Non-Commercial Users Constituency (13:00 - 17:00) (Level 3, Salon 6)
    • Registrars Constituency (08:00 - 16:00) (Level 4, Ballroom Centre)
    • Cross-Constituency Meeting (08:30 - 13:00) (Level A, Joyce Room)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (08:30 - 18:00) (Level B, Salon AB)
  • At-Large Advisory Committee Open Meeting with Canadian Internet Users (14:00 - 16:00) (Level A, Salon Lamartine)
  • ccTLD Managers Meeting (09:00 - 17:00) (Level 4, Ballroom East)
  • Host Evening Reception (19:00 - 21:00) (Level 4, Centre Ballroom and Foyer)

Tuesday, 24 June 2003

  • ICANN Public Forum, Part 1 (Whois Workshop) (08:00 - 12:00) (Level 4, Ballroom West/Centre)
  • Lunch Break (12:00 - 14:00)
  • GNSO Council Meeting (14:00 - 17:00) (Level 4, Ballroom West/Centre)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (14:00 - 18:00) (Level B, Salon AB)
  • ccTLD Managers Meeting (14:00 - 18:00) (Level 4, Ballroom East)

Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Thursday, 26 June 2003

  • ICANN Board Committee Reports (08:00 - 09:00) (Level 4, Ballroom West/Centre)
  • ICANN Board Meeting (beginning at 09:00) (Level 4, Ballroom West/Centre)

All meetings will be held at the Montréal, Le Centre Sheraton. See the local site for more details concerning the venue.


Pre-registration for the meeting is now open, a list of attendees is also available.

While pre-registration is not required, the information will be used to prepare printed nametags. Pre-registration will also assure that you're kept up to date about logistical details as information becomes available.details as information becomes available.


Upon arrival, participants should pick up their badges and meeting materials at the registration desk located at Level 4, East Foyer. The registration desk will be open as follows:

  • Saturday, 21 June - 13:00-17:00
  • Sunday, 22 June - 08:00-17:00
  • Monday, 23 June - 07:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, 24 June - 07:00-17:00
  • Wednesday, 25 June - 08:00-17:00
  • Thursday, 26 June - 08:00-14:00

ICANN appreciates the support of the community in providing financial sponsorship for ICANN meetings. This sponsorship is a vital part of enabling ICANN to provide quality programs for meeting attendees. In particular, such generous sponsorship allows ICANN to hold its meetings in geographically diverse locations that allows broader participation across the world's Internet community. Details will be posted as they become available.

ICANN reserves the right not to accept sponsorships from organizations whose missions and activities conflict with ICANN policies.


The ICANN Public Forum and ICANN Board meeting will be webcast by RealMedia.
The webcast can be found at


There will be an Internet Lounge in Level 4, West Foyer from 22-26 June. Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b) will be available in the Internet Lounge and in the main meeting and public areas.


Members of the press should contact the ICANN General Counsel, John Jeffrey for assistance of any kind. A press room will be available from 23-26 June at Level 4, Salon 8.

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