If you’re planning on attending the ICANN public meeting in Washington DC this June then read on…
The event will be held in Washington DC at the Marriott Marquis.
If you’re intending to go in person you’ll need to register before June 7th. In common with the last few meetings it’ll be “hybrid” with “in person” registration closing about a week before the meeting. Online attendees can register up until closer to the event dates and registration for both options is free. The event itself will be held from June 12th to June 15th.
The June meeting is the “policy forum” so the timetable is curtailed and there’s less of the “pomp” that you get with the AGM. As it’s an event in the US and it’s in DC I suspect that it will be very well attended. You can also expect many companies and trade associations to arrange side events both before and during the meeting. The meeting in Cancún was quite big, but the June one will be bigger.
The official event website is now online here, though it’s currently lacking a little rudimentary. One of the upsides to Washington DC is that there a lot of hotels in the city and the public transport system is pretty good. Dulles International Airport is now connected to the DC Metro, so getting to and from the city should be a lot simpler and cheaper than before.
If you’ve never been to Washington DC there’s a lot to see with many of the sites being 100% free. More details on the official tourism site. Personally I’d recommend the Smithsonian which is both fascinating and huge.