ICANN Board approves Dublin, Ireland as the location of the ICANN 2015 Public Meeting from 18-22 October 2015

From recent ICANN minutes

Resolved (2014.07.30.04), the Board approves Dublin, Ireland as the location of the ICANN2015 Public Meeting from 18-22 October 2015, and authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all actions necessary to hold the October 2015 ICANN Meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

Resolved (2014.07.30.05), that Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the Meeting venue of the October 2015 ICANN Public Meeting, in an amount not to exceed [REDACTED FOR NEGOTIATION PURPOSES] and that the Dublin Meeting be designated as the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Resolved (2014.07.30.06), specific items within this resolution shall remain confidential for negotiation purposes pursuant to Article III, section 5.2 of the ICANN Bylaws until the President and CEO determines that the confidential information may be released.

Rationale for Resolutions 2014.07.30.04 – 2014.07.30.06

As part of ICANN‘s public meeting schedule, three times a year ICANN hosts a meeting in a different geographic region (as defined in the ICANN Bylaws). ICANN Meeting 54, scheduled for 18-22 October 2015, is to occur in the Europe geographic region. A call for recommendations for the location of the meeting in Europe was posted on 03 May 2013. Various parties sent a proposal to ICANN.

The staff performed a thorough analysis of the proposals and prepared a paper to identify those that met the Meeting Selection Criteria (see http://meetings.icann.org/location-selection-criteria). Based on the proposals and analysis, staff has recommended that ICANN 54 be held in Dublin, Ireland.

The Board reviewed staff’s recommendation for hosting the meeting in Dublin, Ireland and the determination that the proposal met the significant factors of the Meeting Selection Criteria used to guide site selection work. The process for selection of this site does not call for public consultation, as the assessment of the feasibility of a site is the primary consideration.

There will be a financial impact on ICANN in hosting the meeting and providing travel support as necessary, as well as on the community in incurring costs to travel to the meeting. But such impact would be faced regardless of the location of the meeting.

There is no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS due to the hosting of the meeting.

The Board thanks all who recommended sites for ICANN Meeting 54.

This is an Organizational Administrative function that does not require public comment.