ICANN Resolutions » March 2018 ICANN Meeting Hotels Contracting
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The Board indicates that the March 2018 Public Meeting shall be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico and authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the host and other hotels
Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its first Public Meeting of 2018 in the North America region.
Whereas, the October 2016 Public Meeting in San Juan was postponed to March 2018 and staff has completed a thorough review of the venue in San Juan, Puerto Rico and finds it suitable.
Resolved (2016.12.13.06), the Board indicates that the March 2018 Public Meeting shall be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico and authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to engage in and facilitate all necessary contracting and disbursements for the host and other hotels for the March 2018 ICANN Public Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in an amount not to exceed [REDACTED FOR NEGOTIATION PURPOSES].
Resolved (2016.12.13.07), 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.
As part of ICANN's Public Meeting schedule, presently three times a year ICANN hosts a meeting in a different geographic region (as defined in the ICANN Bylaws). ICANN 61, scheduled for 10-15 March 2018, is to occur in the North America geographic region. Since the October 2016 Public Meeting scheduled for San Juan, Puerto Rico was moved to Hyderabad, ICANN determined to hold the March 2018 ICANN Public Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The staff performed a thorough analysis of the meeting venue and supporting hotels to ensure that they met the Meeting Selection Criteria (see http://meetings.icann.org/location-selection-criteria).
The Board reviewed staff's briefing for hosting the meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the determination that the proposal met the significant factors of the Meeting Selection Criteria, as well as the related costs for facilities selected, for the March 2018 ICANN Public Meeting.
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 and venue of the meeting. This action will have no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS.
This is an Organizational Administrative function that does not require public comment.