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Meetings & Records

Full meetings of the GAC are usually conducted three times a year in conjunction with an ICANN public meeting. They may also be conducted intersessionally. GAC meetings are usually open. This part of the website provides access to past, present and future GAC meeting materials, including other calls and interactions the GAC has internally and with other groups.

ICANN75 Hybrid Meeting Agenda

select edition:


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 17 September 2022 - 22 September 2022


Management of the GAC ICANN75 Hybrid Meeting:

(GAC Members login recommended)

The ICANN75 Annual General Meeting  will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting will be conducted as a hybrid event to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendance. The GAC meeting schedule for the ICANN75 Hybrid Annual General Meeting has been developed to leverage that new format.

The GAC public meeting during ICANN75 will cover a total of six (6) calendar days from Saturday 17 September to Thursday 22 September 2022. The first two days (Saturday and Sunday will feature a total of seven (7) “capacity building” sessions to provide GAC participants with information about how the GAC’s role in the ICANN Community, how the committee operates and how GAC delegates can operate effectively in the multistakeholder environment.  Attendees during this capacity building weekend (CBW) will also learn basics about the DNS and the roles of various stakeholders in the industry as well as learn basics about a few topics of fundamental interest to governments participating in ICANN.

The remaining 4 days of the meeting (Monday through Thursday) will feature ten (10) individual real-time topic sessions and up to five (5) Communique drafting sessions for GAC attendees. The rest of the ICANN75 program will involve cross-community sessions including ICANN Board meetings, a community public forum and full community sessions regarding Internet fragmentation, and geopolitical matters.


GAC Meeting Schedule:


Health and Safety

ICANN org will implement a comprehensive plan to ensure a safe and productive meeting in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC), including, but not limited to:

  • All attendees will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19, which, in most cases, includes booster shot(s)
  • Daily temperature checks and verbal health screenings
  • Physical distancing measures
  • Contact tracing measures 
  • Mask wearing while indoors, as required by Malaysian law 
  • Enhanced venue cleaning and contact safety measures
  • Enhanced food service handling and safety for catered services
  • Attendee acknowledgement to agree to health and safety measures

More details on health and safety measures for ICANN75 are available in a comprehensive “FAQ” document at https://75.schedule.icann.org/health-safety. This information  will be updated as events warrant.

Event Registration - Mandatory for in-person attendees

Anyone planning to attend ICANN75 in-person will be required to pre-register for the meeting no later than 14 September 2022. This will allow the ICANN Meetings Team to allocate our on-site resources effectively. Registration for the meeting is now open. 

GAC Support staff has already reached out to the full GAC mailing list to remind/confirm that all potential attendees (both in-person and remote) have registered for the meeting and confirmed their intention - and that of any of their colleagues - to attend the GAC meeting.

At the bottom of this page, GAC Support staff will create individual links to each GAC plenary session to enable attendees to access session connection information and supporting documentation as they are made available.


Meeting Page Updates

This page will continue to be updated as additional information (e.g., session agendas, pre-meeting briefings, etc.) about ICANN75 becomes available.

Calendar Invitations:

It has become standard GAC practice to directly email calendar invitations to all GAC participants for all individual GAC sessions, community plenary (cross-community) sessions and notable community working group sessions. This will be done again for the hybrid format ICANN75 Meeting. 

The initial emailed calendar invitations for individual sessions are typically transmitted to GAC representatives and delegates a week or so before each public meeting. Specific call connection details are then added to the invitations as they become available the day before each session. 

For ICANN75, invitations are expected to be sent during the ICANN Prep Week.

ICANN75 Zoom and Real Time Transcriptions (RTT): 

  • GAC Members will receive Zoom link and RTT information via email in direct session calendar invite updates.
  • Every GAC Zoom room session will have a different distinct web link.
  • Links to session recording and transcripts will be posted after the public meeting week concludes.


GAC Briefings

[Until the start of the ICANN75 meeting, this section will be amended from time to time with web links as various pre-session written briefings and other materials become available.]

In preparation for GAC Public Meetings, GAC topic leads and Support Staff have traditionally 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. These briefings are supported by other ICANN org staff, as appropriate, to ensure factual accuracy. 

As the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued, the GAC Leadership and GAC Support staff have been engaged in a concerted effort to identify additional productive tools to help GAC delegates develop baseline knowledge of the GAC’s high priority issues so that all can participate in the meeting discussions with their colleagues on an even playing field of knowledge. As a result, for ICANN75 BOTH written and oral briefing will be provided to GAC Members for their meeting preparations.

Oral Briefing

The ICANN CEO and org staff will provide an oral briefing for interested GAC participants before the ICANN75 Meeting takes place on Tuesday, 6 September at 17:00UTC. GAC Members already received a calendar invitation for this event.

The materials associated with GAC ICANN75 oral briefing will be posted here - https://gac.icann.org/agendas/icann75-hybrid-meeting-agenda [GAC Members log-in required].

Written Briefings

Applicable individual briefings for each of the scheduled GAC sessions at ICANN75 may be accessed via links provided below on this page in the “Materials” section of each session link.

Briefings are typically circulated to the GAC Membership about two weeks prior to the start of the public meeting and are planned to be made available on or about 2 September for the ICANN75 Public Meeting:

  • Applicable individual Briefings for each of the scheduled GAC plenary sessions can be accessed via links provided on this page in the “Materials” section of each session link.

  • All written briefings for each of the scheduled sessions may also be downloaded directly from this page. Watch this space for links to be posted approximately two weeks prior to the start of the public meeting:

As developments warrant, GAC Support staff will provide updated materials to various session links on this web page right up until the start of the ICANN75 Meeting.

Other Resource Briefing Documents:

In addition to the resources on this web page, GAC Support staff is compiling preparation materials to help attendees fully utilize the remote connection services and resources that are being provided by ICANN org for the ICANN75 Annual General Meeting. That documentation is developed for every GAC meeting in the form of a “one-stop” reference manual that consolidates various notices and reminders about meeting planning and logistics. A web link to the ICANN org document will be posted on this page after an email notice is made to GAC Members and Observers. 

As they become available, this web page section will also provide links to preview and briefing documents prepared by the GNSO Support staff and the ICANN org Policy Development Support team. 

For each ICANN Public Meeting, the ICANN organization (“ICANN org”) also publishes a general meeting guide for meeting attendees. That guide can be downloaded from the following link:

Please contact GAC Support Staff at gac-staff@icann.org if you have questions about accessing any of these briefing documents.


Individual GAC ICANN75 Agenda Sessions:

All GAC plenary session entries below reflect the time of the session in the “UTC” time zone.

Where appropriate, and as they become available, each GAC session link below is accompanied by links to a preparatory session briefing and other materials that are associated with the session. After the ICANN75 Meeting concludes, links to meeting session recordings will also be added to each session page link.

Please contact GAC Support Staff at gac-staff@icann.org if you have questions regarding any of these session preparations or arrangements. 

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Tuesday, 06 September 2022

ICANN org Pre-ICANN75 Oral Briefing to the GAC
17:00 - 18:00     UTC     |    Closed Session

Saturday, 17 September 2022

05:15 - 06:30     UTC

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC

Sunday, 18 September 2022

01:00 - 02:00     UTC

02:30 - 04:00     UTC

05:15 - 06:30     UTC

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC

Monday, 19 September 2022

01:00 - 02:00     UTC

02:30 - 04:00     UTC

05:15 - 06:30     UTC

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

01:00 - 02:00     UTC

02:30 - 03:00     UTC

03:00 - 04:00     UTC

05:15 - 06:30     UTC

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

01:00 - 02:00     UTC

02:30 - 04:00     UTC
Materials:  Recording

05:15 - 06:30     UTC

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC

Thursday, 22 September 2022

01:00 - 02:00     UTC
Materials:  Recording

02:30 - 04:00     UTC
Materials:  Recording

05:15 - 06:30     UTC
Materials:  Recording

07:00 - 08:00     UTC

08:30 - 09:30     UTC