EVENT DETAILS

Event Dates: 20-25 October 2018

Event Location: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)

Address: Willy Brandt Square 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 932301000

Event URL: https://meetings.icann.org/en/barcelona63

Schedule & Mobile App: https://63.schedule.icann.org/    [AVAILABLE 1 OCTOBER 2018]

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ABOUT THE HOST

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ATTENDANCE & FEES

All attendees will be required to present valid government-issued identification at the registration desk before receiving printed credentials. Register Now

Email validation is required to complete the registration process. Pre-registration is encouraged for all attendees.

Attendance at an ICANN meeting is free to the general public, although you will have to pay for your own travel and lodging. ICANN negotiates group discount rates with nearby hotels to help make the event more affordable. Get information to book your hotel.


ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Friday, 19 October             08:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday, 20 October         08:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday, 21 October           08:00 - 17:30
  • Monday, 22 October           08:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday, 23 October           08:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday, 24 October     08:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday, 25 October         08:00 - 13:00


HOTEL & TRAVEL


VISA INFORMATION

IMPORTANT! Please note that Spain requires at least two (2) blank, unused pages in your passport for entry and 3 months validity remaining on your passport.

Do I need a Visa?

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx

Invitation Letter Request

Request an invitation letter https://invitationletters.icann.org     [AVAILABLE MID-JULY 2018]

Visa Application Information

Information on visa requirements for entering Spain can be found here. Please be advised: for authorized visas, the approval process may take up to 60 business days, depending on the verification and completion of your documents.

List of Countries that require a visa for entering Spain can be found here.


OFFICIAL HOTELS

ICANN has negotiated special rates for the hotels listed below. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines. Please confirm deposit and cancellation policies with the hotels prior to booking.


AC Hotel by Marriott Barcelona Forum

Passeig del Taulat | 278, 08019 | Barcelona | Spain | Tel: +34 934 898 200

Distance from CCIB: 300 Meters

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Sorry, there are no rooms remaining in the group block for a particular night. Please contact the Hotel directly for best available rates.

Rates: (Rates include Breakfast and Wi-Fi and are exclusive of Taxes and Service Charges)

  • Deluxe Standard Room (single occupancy): €185 EURO / $216 USD
  • Deluxe Standard Room (double occupancy): €205 EURO / $239 USD

Booking and Cancellation Policy: A deposit payment of 1-night will be charged to the guest's credit card at the time of booking.

  • Cancellations that are less than 15 days prior to arrival date will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.
  • Early departures and no-shows will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.


Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona

Plaça de Llevant | s/n, 08019 | Barcelona | Spain | tel: +34 935 078 000

Distance from CCIB: 400 Meters

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Rooms now AVAILABLE!

Barcelona city's leisure and cultural experience is just a stone's throw away. Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona is next to the International Conventions Centre (CCIB), the Forum auditorium and the Diagonal Mar shopping centre. Enjoy the views to the sea or to Barcelona. Unwind by relaxing and getting fit in our exclusive spa "Spazio Wellness" or enjoy a swim with panoramic views on our 17th floor swimming pool. Discover "The 15th Lounge" and the VIP floor with personalized services and unique views of Barcelona.

Rates: (Rates include Breakfast and Wi-Fi and are exclusive of Taxes and Service Fees)

  • Deluxe Standard Room (single occupancy): €198 EURO / $230 USD
  • Deluxe Standard Room (double occupancy): €217 EURO / $252 USD

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policy is valid 30 days prior to the arrival date. Reservations will require a valid credit card (with expiration date) as a guarantee. Cancellations must be in writing and provide a reason for cancelling.

  • Cancellations that are 30 days prior to the event will incur a 1-night cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.
  • Cancellations that are 29 to 15 days prior to the event will incur a 2-night cancellation fee that will be charged to the credit card provided.
  • Cancellations that are less than 14 days prior to check-in will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.
  • No-shows will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.


Hotel Barcelona Princess

Avinguda Diagonal, 1 | 08019 Barcelona | Spain | Tel: +34 93 356 1000

Distance from CCIB: 450 Meters

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Rooms now AVAILABLE!

The Barcelona Princess Hotel, congress hotel in Barcelona, stands out for its modern and state-of-the-art design and as one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona, thus contributing to the architectural grandeur of the city. The Barcelona Princess Hotel is located at Avenida Diagonal in front of the Forum and the Congress and Convention Centre of Barcelona. The exclusive 4-star Business Hotel in Barcelona, features ideal spaces and rooms for every kind of event, Solarium swimming pool on the 23rd floor with spectacular views above the city, free Wi-Fi connection and Minibar. Only 20 minutes away from the centre of Barcelona.

Rates: (Rates include Breakfast and Wi-Fi and are exclusive of Taxes and Service Charges)

  • Standard Room (single occupancy): €185 EURO / $215 USD
  • Standard Room (double occupancy): €205 EURO / $238 USD

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Any change or cancellation must be received in writing.

  • Cancellations that are 30 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 1-night.
  • Cancellations that are between 29 and 15 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total stay.
  • Cancellations that are less than 14 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the total stay.
  • Any no-shows (guaranteed rooms that are not occupied on the day of arrival) will incur a fee of 100% of the total stay.


The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

Passeig del Taulat | 262-264 | 08019 | Barcelona | Spain | Tel: +34 93 507 0707

Distance from CCIB: 350 Meters

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This hotel is currently SOLD OUT. Please check availability at another hotel.

The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona offers stunning views of the sea and the rising sun. It is only a 10-minute walk from the beach and located less than 25 minutes from the airport. The hotel is just a few stops from the city centre via Tram or metro. The hotel faces the largest shopping centre in Barcelona, Diagonal Mar. The stylish guest rooms range in size from 30 to 38 square meters. They come with city, pool or sea views and thoughtful amenities.

Rates: (Rates include Breakfast and Wi-Fi and are inclusive of VAT and subject to Tourist Tax)

  • Standard Guest Room (single occupancy): €289 EURO / $338 USD
  • Standard Guest Room (double occupancy): €309 EURO / $361 USD

Booking and Cancellation Policy: A deposit payment of 1-night will be charged to the guest's credit card at the time of booking.

  • Cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to arrival date will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.
  • Early departures and no-shows will incur a full reservation cancellation fee and will be charged to the credit card provided.



TRANSPORTATION - GENERAL INFORMATION


There are many public transportation options for getting around Barcelona.

Taxis:

  • Authorized taxis are distinctively painted black and yellow, clearly marked as a taxi.
  • Taxis can be hailed on the street, prearranged with a concierge, or picked up at taxi queues outside hotels, airport, or other major venues.
  • Authorized taxis accept cash in Euros or VISA and MasterCard. American Express needs to be confirmed before you take the taxi. Taxi drivers general carry minimal cash for change. Receipts are provided upon request for cash transactions.
  • Tariffs are displayed inside the taxi. Fares increase after 22:00 and on the weekends.
  • Traffic varies widely; allow yourself plenty of time during peak traffic hours.

Ride-Share Services:

Uber and Cabify legally operate and are currently available in Barcelona. However, both operators recently have temporarily suspended service due to unrest with local taxi drivers. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, proceed with caution and avoid potential conflicts by utilizing authorized taxis or other public transportation.


TRANSPORTATION - BARCELONA AIRPORT

Barcelona Airport - El Prat (BCN) is the International airport of Barcelona, Spain. Located 16 km southwest from the city center. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.

The terminals at Barcelona Airport are organized in terms of carriers and not according to the destination or place of origin. Terminals are T1 and T2, sub-grouped as A, B and C. Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) are 4 km apart from each other. There is a free shuttle bus that connects both terminals. The transfer bus is green and runs every 6-7 minutes, 24 hours per day. It takes about 10-15 minutes between the two terminals.

Airport Code: BCN

Taxis:

  • There are a many ways you can get from Barcelona Airport to the city center. It costs approximately €30 to €45 EURO to Barcelona city center. By Taxi is without doubt the fastest way to leave Barcelona Airport but not necessarily the fastest way to get to your destination. Barcelona, is a big modern city and often has traffic congestion. Depending on traffic, the route, and the hour of the day the trip can take between 35-45 minutes.

    The taxi stations are located at the exit of both terminals. Mini bus and van services are available at the taxi stations.

  • Authorized taxis are distinctively painted black and yellow, clearly marked as a taxi.
  • Authorized taxis accept cash in Euros or VISA and MasterCard. American Express needs to be confirmed before you take the taxi. Taxi drivers general carry minimal cash for change. Receipts are provided upon request for cash transactions.
  • Tariffs are displayed inside the taxi. Fares increase after 22:00 and on the weekends.
  • Barcelona Airport Taxis: +34 932 20 06 84
  • Taxi Services Barcelona: +34 602 10 42 19
  • Info & Reclamations: +34 932 235 151
  • Lost objects: +34 902 101 564
  • Additional Taxi Information

Additional public transportation options from the Barcelona Airport are available here.


Private Car Service:

The alternative mode of transportation between Barcelona International Airport (BCN) and your hotel is a pre-booked, private car service through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC).

For private car service bookings through ICANN's preferred DMC, email icann63@ovationdmc.com

Make sure you confirm final costs, cancellation policies, and the terms and conditions before booking.


Pricing:

Standard Sedan (up to 2 people): €84 EURO / $97 USD One Way

  • VAT is included in the rate.

Van (up to 6 people): €109 EURO / $127 USD One Way

  • VAT is included in the rate.

Luxury Sedan (up to 2 people): €115 EURO / $134 USD One Way

  • VAT is included in the rate.

All major credit cards are accepted. A surcharge of 4% to be added as bank charge on the total amount for credit card payments.


Private Car Service Terms and Conditions:

  • Cancellation requests must be sent via email to icann63@ovationdmc.com, at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled service. Cancellation requests received with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full price of the transfer service, at the DMC's discretion.
  • Please email icann63@ovationdmc.com with any changes to your flight arrival or departure itineraries (including flight delays) in a timely manner. If you fail to show for your original scheduled arrival flight or departure transfer without prior notification, you will be charged for the full price of the scheduled service.

Ride-Share Services:

Uber and Cabify legally operate and are currently available in Barcelona. However, both operators recently have temporarily suspended service due to unrest with local taxi drivers. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, proceed with caution and avoid potential conflicts by utilizing authorized taxis or other public transportation.



INTERNATIONAL VISITORS


BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

As a convenience to the community, ICANN provides links to reference information about traveling to Public Meeting locations. Please note that the links below come from third-party resources, are given for illustrative purposes, and have not been verified or reviewed by the ICANN organization. Sources include both private and government websites.

 

When visiting any host country, it is the responsibility of each traveler to learn about visa requirements and stay informed about all information specific to any ICANN meeting location. Check with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


TRAVEL RESOURCES

The ICANN63 meeting website highlights important information, including visa information.

Many government bureaus responsible for international travel information publish traveler checklists (example here).

The Visit Barcelona website contains useful information for travelers.


HEALTH & SAFETY

Both the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide valuable information for travelers to international destinations:

ICANN will implement a 24/7 Health and Safety Center (HSC) to assist with any safety, security, or health questions, concerns or incidents.


LOCAL LAWS & CUSTOMS

As a guest in any country, you are responsible for understanding and respecting the local laws and customs.

ICANN recommends checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS

Visit Barcelona website provides useful information about weather, language, and culture – see Visit Barcelona.

ICANN encourages checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information and recommendations for cultural considerations.

Various governments also provide this information – see examples here:




LOCATION


Event Location: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)

Address: Willy Brandt Square 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 932301000

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET) – Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +1:00

Languages: Spanish & Catalan

Currency: Euro

International Call Code: +34

Emergency Contacts (Local):

  • Fire: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Emergencies: 112

Business Workweek: Monday – Friday

Weather in October:

  • Barcelona weather in October is very warm with an average high of 21°C. At night, temperatures lower to 12°C, so take a jacket with you if you’re planning an evening out in the city. There are around ten hours of sunlight per day with 58mm of rain spread across ten days of the month. Thunderstorms are possible at this time of year, so make sure to check the forecast to prepare. Winds can reach speeds of up to 14mph, blowing in from the north and southwest.

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RESTAURANTS

For dining options and contact information of local restaurants CLICK HERE.


SCHEDULE


A preliminary block schedule is posted approximately eight weeks before all ICANN Public Meetings to facilitate schedule planning for ICANN's Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees (SO/ACs) and early awareness for all attendees traveling to the event. The outline provides a general overview of what to expect on each day of the meeting, as well as the timing for cross-community sessions on current topics of interest chosen by representatives of the community.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a six-day event focused on showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. The comprehensive schedule for the AGM will include 300+ sessions with outreach activities and capacity building sessions open to all attendees. The final schedule will be released 15 working days before the start of the conference.

BLOCK SCHEDULE