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Welcome to ICANN61 | Community Forum for 2018. This six-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. This meeting is hosted by nic.pr.


EVENT DETAILS

Event Dates: 10-15 March 2018

Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

Address: 100 Calle Guamaní, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

Venue Telephone: +1 787-641-7722

Meeting Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/sanjuan61

Host Website: http://icann61.pr

Register: Sign up to attend ICANN61 Now!


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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. For more information on Booking a Hotel


ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Friday, 09 March             08:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday, 10 March         08:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday, 11 March           08:00 - 17:30
  • Monday, 12 March           08:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday, 13 March           08:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday, 14 March     08:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday, 15 March         08:00 - 13:00

ABOUT OUR HOST

The Puerto Rico Top Level Domain (.pr) is managed by Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc., a company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our headquarters are situated in the heart of Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

The .pr registry has been operating since 1989, when Dr. Oscar Moreno de Ayala, our founder, embarked on the responsibility of managing it and building its early foundations. Since then, many outstanding individuals have been part of the .pr family and together have given the .pr registry the stability necessary for an uninterrupted operation for the last 28 years.

Our main goal is to promote a solid registry that provides Puerto Ricans with accessible services and tools that can aid in the development of a reliable IT community throughout the island.




HOTEL & TRAVEL


VISA INFORMATION

IMPORTANT! Please note that most countries, require at least two (2) blank, unused pages in your passport for entry.

Do I need a Visa?

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

Invitation Letter Request

Request an invitation letter https://invitationletters.icann.org/

Visa Application Options

Passport and visa requirements for entering Puerto Rico are the same as for entering the United States of America. Please see the United States passport & visa website. U.S. travellers visiting Puerto Rico do not require a passport, but must carry a piece of government-issued photo ID.

Notice for U.S. Travelers - starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. To check whether your state or territory is compliant or has an extension, click here. Passengers with driver’s licenses issued by a state or territory that is compliant with REAL ID (or a state that has been issued an extension) will still be able to use their driver’s licenses or identification cards.


Apply in-person or online through your local United States Embassy or Consulate


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.


Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

200 Convention Boulevard | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 993 3500

Distance from PRCC: 260 Meters

sold out

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

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is ideally situated in the Puerto Rico Convention Center District facing the Bay of San Juan. Our hotel is only minutes away from historic Old San Juan and the beautiful San Juan beaches, an ideal location for business or leisure guests.

Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and you will be fascinated by the many historic buildings. Puerto Rico's scintillating nightlife includes exquisite San Juan restaurants, casinos and the infectious rhythms of bomba, salsa and other Latin music. The possibilities are endless with so many things to do in Puerto Rico.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and taxes and service fees)

  • Standard room (single occupancy): USD $244.21

Booking Policy:

  • Deposit equal to 1 night plus tax is required at the time of booking. Deposit is refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date and cancellation number is obtained.
  • An early departure fee equal to one night plus taxes will apply if group attendee checks-out prior to the confirmed check- out date.


Hyatt House San Juan

615 Ave Fernandez Juncos Distrito de Convenciones | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 977 5000

Distance from PRCC: 750 meters

sold out

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

Discover the Caribbean from Hyatt House San Juan. Located minutes to historic landmarks like Old San Juan, El Morro, El Mercado de Paseo Caribe, and the Condado District. Experience local gastronomy, beach sand and fall in love with the many reasons the locals calls this place home. Your slice of the sea awaits with free Wi-Fi, free breakfasts and more. This hotel is within walking distance of the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and exclusive of taxes, service fees)

  • Standard room (single occupancy): USD $169.00

Booking Policy:

  • Cancel 72 hours prior to check-in date to avoid one night penalty charge


Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center

Avenida Fernandez Juncos 580 | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 721 3000

Distance from PRCC: 700 meters

sold out

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

At Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center, you'll enjoy the comfort you deserve and the convenience you crave. Plus, you'll be in the heart of San Juan, just steps from the beach and historic Old San Juan. This hotel is within walking distance of the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and exclusive of taxes, service fees)

  • Standard room (single occ): USD $169.00

Booking Policy:

  • Cancel 72 hours prior to check-in date to avoid one night penalty charge


La Concha, A Renaissance Resort

1077 Ashford Avenue | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 721 7500

Distance from PPRC: 3.5km - Shuttle will be provided from this location to and from the PRCC.

Book Now

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

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is a stunning renovation of one of San Juan's most elegantly chic properties. On a sun-drenched corner of Caribbean beachfront in the most prestigious Condado district, our hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico is an icon of modernist architecture replete with spacious exhilarating decor and detail. ICANN will provide a shuttle to the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and exclusive of taxes, service fees)

  • Standard Room (single occ): USD $ Check Hotel for Best Available rates

Booking Policy:

  • Guest must call Marriott's Reservations toll free number 1-866-888-1959 for changes or cancellations.
  • The Group Rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before the February 9th, 2018. Any reservations made after the Cutoff Date shall be at the Hotels then current available rate.


AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado

1369 Ashford Avenue | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 827 7280

Distance from PRCC: 4km - Shuttle will be provided from this location to and from the PRCC.

Book Now

Treat yourself to an upscale stay at AC Hotel San Juan Condado. Our hotel offers a prime location in Puerto Rico's capital city of San Juan. We position you in the bustling Condado District, filled with nightlife and entertainment. Walk to Condado Beach and explore Old San Juan's colorful architecture and historical museums. Following your adventures, maximize your comfort in our modern rooms and suites.

We feature modern decor, luxurious bedding and flat-panel TVs. Many of our accommodations also provide private balconies with partial ocean views. After waking refreshed, satisfy your appetite at our AC Lounge and AC Kitchen serving tapas and handcrafted cocktails. During spare moments, get in your daily workout at our spacious fitness center or relax by our rooftop pool overlooking views of Condado and the ocean. We also provide for your business and leisure needs, seven indoor and outdoor event spaces. Whatever the reason for your trip, create memorable moments at AC Hotel San Juan Condado.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and taxes and service fees)

  • Standard room (single occupancy): USD $ Check Hotel for Best Available rates

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

1309 Ashford Avenue | San Juan | Puerto Rico | 00907 USA | tel: +1 787 722 7000

Distance from PRCC: 3.75km - Shuttle will be provided from this location to and from the PRCC.

Book Now

Upscale amenities and the beach setting blend seamlessly at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, offering you a memorable stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Enjoy our unbeatable oceanfront location with easy access to popular attractions such as Old San Juan, Condado Beach, Isla Verde and plenty of shopping and dining within walking distance. After an exhilarating day exploring the island, retire to our spacious rooms and suites featuring soothing décor, pillowtop mattresses and awe-inspiring ocean or city views.

While conducting business in Puerto Rico, you'll appreciate our accommodations featuring large workspaces and Wi-Fi service. When downtime arises, take advantage of our state-of-the-art fitness center, then head to our resort-style pool and enjoy beautiful weather regardless of the season. Plan a successful stay in San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and taxes and service fees)

  • Standard room (single occupancy): USD $ Check Hotel for Best Available rates

Shuttles will be provided from the Condado area location to and from the PRCC. Stop locations will include La Concha Resort, AC Hotel by Marriott and San Juan Marriott Resort.




TRANSPORTATION - GENERAL INFORMATION


ICANN will provide shuttle service between the Puerto Rico Convention Center and all ICANN preferred hotels. Click here to view the Shuttle Schedule.

Taxis:

  • Metered taxis come in a range of models and colors – all have a yellow sign on top and yellow stickers on the sides.
  • Taxis can be hailed on the street, prearranged with a concierge, or picked up at taxi queues outside hotels, airport, or other major venues.
  • Taxis are cash-only and accept only United States Dollars (USD). Credit and debit cards are not typically accepted. Receipts are provided upon request.
  • Fixed Rates are provided for official taxis from the airport. (See TRANSPORTATION - SAN JUAN AIRPORT for more information)

Ride-Share Services:

Uber operates and is available in San Juan. Other similar services, such as Lyft, do not have operations in San Juan at this time.


TRANSPORTATION - SHUTTLE SERVICE

ICANN will be providing shuttle service between the Puerto Rico Convention Center and ICANN preferred hotels including, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, La Concha, AC Marriott, and Marriott San Juan.


Shuttle Schedule


TRANSPORTATION - SAN JUAN AIRPORT [SJU]

Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marin (SJU) is the International airport for San Juan, Puerto Rico. Airport Code: SJU

Taxis:

  • Metered taxis come in a range of models and colors – all have a yellow sign on top and yellow stickers on the sides.
  • Taxis are cash-only and accept only United States Dollars (USD). Credit and debit cards are not typically accepted. Receipts are provided upon request.

Fixed Rates are provided for official taxis from the airport to destinations:

  • Zone 2: Isla Verde - Base price $10 USD
  • Zone 3: Ocean Park, Condado (AC Marriott, La Concha, Marriott San Juan), Miramar, Santurce - Base price $15 USD
  • Zone 4: Only San Juan and Piers - Base price $19 USD
  • Zone 5: Convention Center, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Isla Grande Airport, Sheraton Convention Center - Base price $15 USD.

Applicable Add-on Rates:

  • $1 USD - Luggage charge will apply to each additional item.
  • $0 USD – Accessories for disabled person are free of charge.
  • $2 USD – Gas surcharge
  • $2 USD – Extra charge for 6th-7th passenger.
  • $1 USD – Late night change (10pm-6am)
  • $1 USD – Airport fee

*Metered rates will apply for areas between and beyond tourist zones.

**Tolls and tips are not included

If you need assistance with an airport taxi, please call +1-787-289-7240 or visit aeropuertosju.com

Taxi Booth Locations:

  • Main Station; Arrival level at Terminal A for Terminal A passengers.
  • Arrival level at Terminal B, outside of Baggage Claim areas of Terminals B & C.

For more information about the Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marin visit visit aeropuertosju.com


Private Car Service:

The alternative mode of transportation between San Juan Airport 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 airporttransfer61@gsipuertorico.com

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

Pricing:

  • Standard Sedan vehicle ( up to 2 people ): $126 USD
  • SUV ( up to 5 people ): $126 USD
  • Van ( up to 10 people ): $138 USD

All credit cards are accepted.

Private Car Service Terms and Conditions:

  • Cancellation requests must be sent via email to airporttransfer61@gsipuertorico.com, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled service. Cancellation requests received with less than 48 hours notice will be charged the full price of the transfer service, at the DMC's discretion.
  • Please email airporttransfer61@gsipuertorico.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.
  • Group Services, Inc. (GSI) will not provide you with a smaller vehicle than requested, however GSI reserves the right to utilize SUV's in place of sedans at no additional cost to the customer.

Ride-Share Services:

Uber operates and is available in San Juan. Other similar services, such as Lyft, do not have operations in San Juan at this time.




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 ICANN61 meeting website highlights important information, including visa information.

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

The Meet Puerto Rico 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:


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

Meet Puerto Rico website provides useful information about business etiquette, language, and culture – see Overview and other interesting facts.

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


VENUE DETAILS

Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

100 Calle Guamaní, San Juan, 00907

Puerto Rico

United States


KEY DETAILS

Time Zone: Atlantic Time Zone – Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4:00

Languages: Spanish (official), English (official)

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

International Call Code: +1 or +011

Emergency Contacts (Local):

  • Fire: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Police: 911

Business Workweek: Monday – Friday

Weather in March:

  • Tropical Marine, average temperatures year round between 80 °F (26.7 °C) and 70 °F (21.1 °C)

MAPS

Area and Venue Maps


RESTAURANTS

For dining options and contact information of local restaurants


LOCAL TOURISM

Destination Puerto Rico offers local tours and activities for participants arriving early or departing a few days after the conclusion of ICANN61. For additional information, browse and book options here




SCHEDULE


BLOCK SCHEDULE

To view the block schedule CLICK HERE.


PUBLISHED SCHEDULE

The comprehensive meeting schedule will be posted  on Monday, 19 February 2018 at https://61.schedule.icann.org/.


MOBILE APP

The mobile app will soon be available at https://61.schedule.icann.org/. Or search App stores for 'ICANN61'.