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Work Efforts

At any given time, the GAC works to examine a range of issues related to the functions and responsibilities of ICANN. GAC Members use the information to develop policy positions within their own administrations and the GAC as a whole may try to reach a consensus position on particular matters. Having reached a consensus view, the GAC usually then provides advice to the ICANN Board. This section of the GAC website provides the GAC Working Group Members tools to manage their work, meetings, research and collaborative documents. It also provides an anthology of previous GAC work efforts related to each ICANN topic of interest, which is available to any user to review.


ICANN60 GAC Schedule Preparation

Background, Relevance & Goal

20 December 2017 - ICANN published the ICANN60 By the Numbers report, which includes technical, demographic, and attendance statistics. This report summarizes our findings from ICANN's second Annual General Meeting of the new meeting strategy. This report is part of ICANN's commitment to transparency.

By the Numbers Report highlights include:

  • 1,929 checked-in participants, with 718 listing their region as APAC
  • 23% of attendees participating for the first time
  • 407 sessions held, for a total of 696 hours
  • 84,955 schedule website page views
  • 116.6 terabytes of data as network traffic
  • 13% of network traffic was Interrnet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a 3% increase from ICANN58 Copenhagen

ICANN's goal is to improve on the statistics we collect, and to look for trends by comparing meeting data over time. Learning about trends gives us greater insights into how we are meeting the needs of attendees, and informs the kinds of changes we need to make.

Click here to download the full ICANN60 by the Numbers Report [PDF, 8.4 MB].


Documents, recordings, and transcripts of ICANN60 Meeting preparation calls of the SO/AC/SG/RALOs Leaderships, can be found here: https://community.icann.org/display/soaceinputfeedback/Event+Calendar 

Background Documents :

Related Meeting and Records

Related Correspondence

Outcomes & Outputs

Outputs of This Activity:

Additional Resources

ICANN60 GAC schedule preparation survey | 07 Aug 2017 | 
[Google document]

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Cross-Community Topics for ICANN60.
You will find the compiled GAC replies regarding the ICANN60 Cross-Community prioritization (deadline for submission to ICANN was Thursday 3 August). The list of Cross-Community Topics and additional information can be found in the background documents section at the top of the page.