Near-term events canceled, but ICANN also looks forward.
ICANN has canceled the upcoming GDD Industry Summit and ICANN DNS Symposium, which were both scheduled to be held in France in May. The GDD Industry Summit is more of a get together for registrars and registries than a typical ICANN conference.
I’ve seen events canceled out through June thanks to COVID-19, and wouldn’t be surprised to see that extended soon. ICANN has not yet called off its June meeting in Kuala Lumpur, but I’d be surprised if it goes forward.
COVID-19 will eventually pass, though. ICANN announced a location for its June 2022 policy forum. It will be in The Hague, Netherlands, June 13-16, 2022.