Better late than never? ICANN has picked Hamburg for its 25th annual general meeting, due to be held in October next year.
The ICANN board of directors made the selection at its meeting this weekend, just-published resolutions show.
The choice is hardly surprising. Hamburg had been the venue for the 2020 AGM, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The city, along with DENIC and eco, said last December they were bidding for a second crack.
The specific venue was not disclosed, but the aborted 2020 meeting was due to take place at the Congress Center Hamburg, so one assumes that’s where the community will be headed next year.
While it will be ICANN’s 25th AGM, and I guess some kind of celebration will be in order, sadly ICANN 78 will be the wrong side of the country and in the wrong month to easily coincide with Oktoberfest.
The meeting is schedule for October 21 to 26 2023.