ICANN's dedicated volunteer community works on policy issues using a variety of remote access tools, including international telephone bridges, webinars, and video teleconferences. But there is really no substitute for in-person, face-to-face interaction. So the ICANN community gathers three times per year in week-long public meetings.
If you want to support the work of the GNSO, the public meetings afford an excellent opportunity to meet members of the GNSO Council, Working Group chairs and vice-chairs, Working Group members and members of the GNSO community. Each meeting also offers a day for you to meet with a stakeholder group or constituency of your choice, so you can participate in the group that most closely aligns with your areas of interest. (For a list of stakeholder groups and constituencies, look in the left navigation column of the GNSO home page.)
ICANN charges no fee for attending its meetings. By policy, the meeting location rotates among Earth’s continents so that over time, a meeting is likely to be held in your region. The dates and locations of future meetings are posted on ICANN’s website.
All are welcome at ICANN’s meetings. If you live in a developing economy, you might qualify for travel assistance from ICANN. To learn more, read about the Fellowship Program.