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.
Vitual Meeting 22 June 2020 - 25 June 2020
Management of the GAC ICANN68 Virtual Meeting: (GAC Members login recommended)
On 8 April 2020, the ICANN Board began the transition of the ICANN68 Public Meeting - which was originally scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - to a virtual format. After substantial discussions the GAC meeting schedule for ICANN68 has been developed to leverage that format. The GAC meeting will feature twelve (12) individual real-time topic sessions and six (6) Communique drafting sessions over a period of four calendar days from 22 June to 25 June 2020.
Resource Briefing Documents
GAC Support staff is compiling preparation materials to help you fully utilize the remote connection services and resources that are being provided by ICANN for the ICANN68 virtual meeting. That documentation will pull together information from a number of separate emails over the last few weeks to give you a “one-stop” reference manual. A web link to the document will be posted on this page after an email notice to GAC members and Observers.
GAC Support staff has also prepared a number of pre-meeting session briefings that are referenced in the Briefings section below.
GAC Meeting Schedule:
GAC Support staff has created links to each GAC plenary session farther down this page to enable you to access session connection information and supporting documentation.
- The complete GAC ICANN68 meeting schedule is available at:
- The overall ICANN68 block schedule is available at:
Briefings [GAC Members login required]:
In preparation for the ICANN68 meeting, GAC Support Staff has prepared a number of topical briefings for GAC members that provide (1) basic background information about each session topic, (2) updates on recent developments regarding the topic, (3) previews of the proposed session agendas and (4) links to other resources of information about the session subject matter.
- Applicable individual Briefings for each of the scheduled GAC plenary sessions may be accessed via links provided on this page in the 'Materials' section of each session link.
- All Briefings for each of the scheduled sessions may also be downloaded here:
- as a ZIP file (revised version of 18 June): https://gac.icann.org/briefing-materials/private/icann68-gac-briefings-v2.zip
- as a single PDF file (revised version of 18 June): https://gac.icann.org/briefing-materials/private/icann68-gac-briefings-v2.pdf
GAC Support staff will provide updates as additional preparation materials are added to this page.
Please contact GAC Support staff at email@example.com if you have questions about any of these virtual meeting arrangements.