ICANN77 Hybrid Meeting Agenda
Washington DC, USA 12 June 2023 - 15 June 2023
Management of the GAC ICANN77 Washington, USA Hybrid Meeting:
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The ICANN77 Policy Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. USA. The meeting will be conducted as a hybrid event to accommodate both in-person and virtual attendance. The GAC meeting schedule for the ICANN77 Policy Forum has been developed to leverage that format.
The GAC public meeting during ICANN77 will cover a total of five (5) calendar days from Sunday 11 June to Thursday 15 June 2023. The first day, Sunday 11 June, will feature a half-day program including three session blocks providing an array of topics to inform and reinforce the understanding of how DNS abuse is being addressed by ICANN and the GAC. Specific sessions will include (1) a recap of two informational webinars conducted during May 2023 for interested GAC delegates, (2) an overview of ongoing contract amendment negotiations being conducted between ICANN and contracted parties regarding new approaches for addressing abuse circumstances, and (3) discussions among the GAC as to what approach governments may take during future public comment opportunities on these topics.
The remaining 4 days of the meeting (Monday through Thursday) will feature eight (8) individual real-time topic sessions and up to five (5) Communiqué drafting sessions for GAC attendees. The rest of the ICANN77 program will involve cross-community sessions including cross community session on the ICANN Board meeting, a community public forum and full community sessions regarding geopolitical matters and potential improvements to the multistakeholder model.
GAC Meeting Schedule:
- A copy of the most current GAC ICANN77 block schedule can be found at:
- The overall ICANN77 block schedule will be available at:
- The complete schedule of ICANN77 Meeting “Prep Week” Webinars is available at:
Health and Safety
ICANN org will continue to monitor governmental and public health guidelines closely, including all updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the regional governments of this event location. The following is a general overview of what to expect on-site during the meeting.
ICANN Org will implement a comprehensive plan to ensure a safe and productive meeting, which includes;
- All attendees will be required to attest (while registering to attend) that on/before 12 June 2023 that they will be fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19, which, in most cases, includes booster shot(s).
- Mask wearing while indoors is strongly recommended.
- Contact tracing measures (badge scanning).
- 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 ICANN77 are available in a comprehensive “FAQ” document at https://meetings.icann.org/en/icann77 This information will be updated as events warrant.
Event Registration - Mandatory for in-person attendees
Anyone planning to attend ICANN77 in-person will be required to pre-register for the meeting no later than 7 June 2023. This will allow the ICANN Meetings Team to allocate on-site resources effectively. Registration for the meeting is now open. And virtual registration will remain available through 15 June 2023.
GAC Support staff will reach out to the full GAC mailing list to remind/confirm that all potential attendees (both in-person and remote) have registered for the 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 ICANN77 becomes available.
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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 ICANN77 Policy Forum.
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 ICANN77, invitations are expected to be sent during the ICANN Prep Week.
ICANN77 Zoom and Real Time Transcriptions (RTT):
- GAC Members will receive Zoom link and RTT information via email in direct session calendar invite updates.
- Links to session recording and transcrips will be posted after the public meeting week concludes.
[Until the start of the ICANN77 meeting, this content 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) information about the objectives for 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.
Pre-ICANN77 GAC Webinars
Prior to the workshop on Sunday 11 June, the GAC will have the opportunity to attend two (2) webinars dedicated to the issue on DNS abuse.
The first webinar scheduled on 4 May, is designed to help the GAC understand the fundamentals such as what are the most common types of DNS abuse, when to address it; and what are the roles of the contracted parties (Ry/Rr) as well as ICANN in addressing DNS abuse.
The second webinar, scheduled for the end of May, will deep dive into the contract negotiations on DNS abuse and the Public Comment process. The webinar is an opportunity for the GAC to start discussing how it can develop a public comment proceeding collectively and individually.
Both webinars are essential groundwork for the GAC to participate in the workshop.
Applicable individual briefings for each of the scheduled GAC sessions at ICANN77 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 30 May for the ICANN77 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
- All ICANN77 written briefings together as a ZIP file
- Individual ICANN77 written briefings as a single PDF file
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 ICANN77 Policy Forum.
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 ICANN77 Policy Forum. 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 details for meeting attendees. You may find more details at the following link: ICANN Meetings Participation Details
Please contact GAC Support Staff at email@example.com if you have questions about accessing any of these briefing documents.
Individual GAC ICANN77 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 ICANN77 Meeting concludes, links to meeting session recordings will also be added to each session page link.
Please contact GAC Support Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding any of these session preparations or arrangements.
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