ICANN meetings happen three times a year in different locations in the globe, the international meeting normaly organizes an evening Gala where all delegates get to enjoy an easy time.
Well according to yesterday’s blog by the Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement – North America Christopher Mondini, there will be no ICANN 51 Gala because they have the challenges of finding a gala sponsor.
One change from past meetings is that there will not be an ICANN51 gala. Historically, the gala has been organized and supported by an outside sponsor. ICANN51 will not have such a sponsor, and therefore no gala. ICANN meetings have grown to around 3,000 attendees, and so have the challenges of finding a gala sponsor. Nevertheless, because of the accessibility of L.A. and the dynamism of the ICANN community, we are confident there will be a selection of evening events throughout the week from which to choose.
Read more from his ICANN 51 Blog: Back to the Future – ICANN51 is Just Around the Corner