Hurricane Maria’s devastation could necessitate moving 61st ICANN meeting away from Puerto Rico for the second time, but ICANN hopes that won’t be the case.
The non-profit released a statement this weekend saying that it still hopes to hold ICANN61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 10-15, 2018:
ICANN joins the rest of the world in extending heartfelt hopes that Puerto Rico will experience a speedy recovery. We want to back up that sentiment by publicly expressing our strong desire to keep ICANN61 in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan.
The public meeting is scheduled for 10-15 March 2018. Our sincere hope is that by that time, recovery on the island will have advanced to the point where our meeting can proceed as scheduled. It is one way that we can all show meaningful economic support for this storm-battered U.S. territory.
We are working with our hosts to closely monitor the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico, and will keep the ICANN community apprised as the date of our meeting draws nearer.