There were 1,353 people attending the recent ICANN meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 59th, with over one-third (498) listing their region as Africa. This compares to the previous meeting, ICANN58 held in Copenhagen, Denmark, where there were 2,089 checked-in participants, with 1,012 listing their region as Europe.
For the African meeting, one-third (33%) were first-time attendees compared to 31% in Copenhagen.
Other stats from the meeting, with Copenhagen statistics in brackets, were:
- 236 sessions held, for a total of 423 hours (348 sessions held, for a total of 642 hours)
- Top three sessions by attendance:
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its Potential Impact: Looking for Practical Solutions
- Cross-Community Discussion on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) Policy Requirements
- Who Sets ICANN’s Priorities?
- 39,729 schedule website page views
- 8.2 terabytes of data as network traffic (9 terabytes).
For the Copenhagen meeting there were also:
- 2,094 unique mobile app visits
- 78,587 schedule website page views.
Click on this link to download the full ICANN59 Community Feedback report [PDF, 734 KB].
Click here to download the full ICANN59 By the Numbers report [PDF, 6.06 MB].