Meetings & Records
GAC meetings are usually conducted in conjunction with an ICANN meeting. They may also be conducted inter-sessionally. GAC meetings are usually open. This part of the website provides both GAC Members and others members of the community with access to past, present and future GAC meeting material including agendas, transcripts, location details, recordings and minutes. For GAC Members there is also access to preparatory material ahead of forthcoming meetings such as the draft agenda, briefings and presentations, remote participation details and travel assistance.
Virtual Meeting 09 March 2020 - 12 March 2020
Management of the GAC ICANN67 Virtual Meeting: (GAC Members login recommended)
On 19 February 2020, the ICANN Board decided to transition the ICANN67 Public Meeting - which was originally to be held in Cancún, Mexico - to a virtual platform. After substantial discussions to determine how to accommodate the first-ever virtual meeting agenda, the GAC meeting schedule for ICANN67 has been revised to focus on fourteen (14) real-time topic sessions over a period of four calendar days from 9 March to 12 March 2020.
Resource Briefing Document
To help you prepare for the GAC ICANN67 virtual meeting, GAC Support staff has complied some general guidance to help you fully utilize the remote connection services and resources that are being provided by ICANN. The document is intended to pull together information from a number of separate emails over the last few weeks to give you a “one-stop” reference manual. Please find a ten-page briefing document (with screen shots) to help familiarize you with the tools you can use to best attend/participate in the GAC ICANN67 meeting at;
GAC Meeting Schedule:
- The GAC ICANN67 meeting schedule: https://gac.icann.org/agendas/public/icann67-gac-schedule-tab1-final-5march.pdf
- The overall ICANN67 block schedule is available at: https://gac.icann.org/agendas/public/icann67-remote-ischeduler-final-28feb20.pdf
- ICANN67 Zoom RTT Links: http://gac.icann.org/file-asset/private/icann67-zoom-rtt-links-revised.xlsx
Each of the 14 GAC plenary session entries below reflects the time of the session in the “UTC” time zone.
For GAC participant convenience, the meeting sessions listed below also include web conference links to cross community sessions that GAC members are encouraged to attend - including the Monday 9 March “ICANN67 Public Forum 1” and the Thursday 12 March “ICANN67 Public Forum 2”. Session links are also provided for GNSO PDP meetings regarding the GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group (three meetings throughout the week), the GNSO EPDP Phase 2 (two meetings throughout the week) and the GNSO Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms (four meetings throughout the week). Finally, session links are provided for two late Thursday 12 March sessions including the Q&A with ICANN Org Executive Team and the ICANN67 ICANN Public Board Meeting.
Each GAC plenary virtual session listed below can be accessed via a single dedicated GAC ICANN67 Zoom Room remote participation link; https://icann.zoom.us/my/cun67.cozumel3
Please note that the cross community sessions may utilize different Zoom Room Links.
Because there are some countries in which Zoom is not available, audio access channels will also be made available via ADIGO telephone links to GAC participants. The ADIGO code for each session is provided in each session link below. Information regarding individual country dial-in numbers can be found here - https://www.adigo.com/icann.
Below are the translated “How to Participate” guides in the languages that are being supported for ICANN67.
Calendar invitations for each ICANN67 GAC plenary session have been sent via email directly to GAC Member and Observer organization participants.
Where appropriate, the session links below are accompanied by links to a preparatory session briefing and other materials that are associated with the session. After the ICANN67 meeting concludes, links to meeting session recordings will also be added to each session page link.
Briefings [GAC Members login required]:
In preparation for the ICANN67-Cancun meeting, GAC Support Staff prepared a number of topical briefings for GAC members that were organized according to the original GAC session agenda for the public meeting. Those briefings provided basic background information about the session topic, updates on recent developments regarding the topic, previews of the proposed session agendas and links to other resources of information about the session subject matter.
- Applicable individual Briefings for each of the 14 scheduled GAC plenary session may be accessed via links provided on this page in the 'Materials' section of each session link.
- All Briefings for each of the 14 scheduled sessions may also be downloaded here:
- as a ZIP file (original version of 21 February): https://gac.icann.org/briefing-materials/private/icann67-gac-briefings-v2.zip
- as a ZIP file (updated version of 9 March): https://gac.icann.org/briefing-materials/public/icann67-gac-briefings-v5.zip
- as a single PDF file: https://gac.icann.org/briefing-materials/public/icann67-gac-briefings-v5.pdf
Although some of the original GAC ICANN67 sessions have now been removed from the meeting agenda to accommodate a more streamlined “virtual” meeting schedule, the information is still relevant and can be a useful resource for GAC participants to stay current on those matters. Those informational briefings, can be accessed on a separate GAC Activity page at this link - https://gac.icann.org/activity/icann67-meeting-additional-briefings-and-updates.
Please contact GAC Support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about any of these virtual meeting arrangements.