ICANN meetings provide the opportunity for an internationally diverse group of individuals and organizations to come together and discuss and develop policies for the Internet‘s naming systems. The organization’s staff of around 100 runs the meetings and coordinates with its volunteer supporting organizations (SOs) and advisory committees (ACs). The SOs and ACs are represented by governments, managers of Domain Name System elements (registries, registrars, ISPs), technical, business and intellectual property communities, academia, Internet users, and so on. ICANN’s Board, which is international in nature, ultimately weighs and makes the final decisions about Internet policies and processes.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The organization was officially incorporated as a California non-profit corporation on September 30, 1998.

Read Andrew Sullivan’s Remarks at the ICANN 63 Panel “Global Digital Agenda and Internet Policies” or watch the video:

Date and Time

Saturday 20 October 2018 –

Thursday 25 October 2018


Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)

Willy Brandt Square 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain