Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » June 2017 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting

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June 2017 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting

Resolution of the ICANN Board
June 2017 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting

Approval of June 2017 ICANN Meeting Venue Contracting

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Wed, 9 Mar 2016
Resolution Number: 
2016.03.09.05 – 2016.03.09.06
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its second Public Meeting of 2017 in the Africa region.

Whereas, staff has completed a thorough review of the proposed venues in Africa and finds the one in Johannesburg, South Africa to be the most suitable.

Resolved (2016.03.09.05), the Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the convention center for the June 2017 ICANN Public Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, in an amount not to exceed [AMOUNT REDACTED FOR NEGOTIATION PURPOSES].

Resolved (2016.03.09.06), specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential for negotiation purposes pursuant to Article III, section 5.2 of the ICANN Bylaws until the President and CEO determines that the confidential information may be released.

Rationale for Resolution: 

As part of ICANN's Public Meeting schedule, presently three times a year, ICANN hosts a meeting in a different geographic region (as defined in the ICANN Bylaws). ICANN 59, scheduled for 26-29 June 2017, is to occur in the Africa geographic region. A call for recommendations for the location of the meeting in Africa was posted on 23 March 2015. Various parties sent a proposal to ICANN.

Staff performed a thorough analysis of the proposals, as well as other venues, and prepared a paper to identify those that met the Meeting Selection Criteria (see http://meetings.icann.org/location-selection-criteria). Based on the proposals and analysis, ICANN has identified Johannesburg, South Africa as the location for ICANN 59.

The Board reviewed staff's briefing for hosting the meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa and the determination that the proposal met the significant factors of the Meeting Selection Criteria, as well as the related costs for facilities selected, for the June 2017 ICANN Public Meeting.

There will be a financial impact on ICANN in hosting the meeting and providing travel support as necessary, as well as on the community in incurring costs to travel to the meeting. But such impact would be faced regardless of the location and venue of the meeting. This action will have no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS.

The Board thanks all who recommended sites for ICANN 59.

This is an Organizational Administrative function that does not require public comment.