Welcome to APNIC 38

By on 15 Sep 2014

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Welcome to APNIC, here in sunny Brisbane! We hope you enjoy the conference, learn a lot in the tutorial sessions, and participate in the sessions.

If you’ve attended the workshop week, we hope you found it useful. Let us know your thoughts!

Whether you’re a newcomer to an APNIC Conference or have attended before, here’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • We encourage you to ask questions, talk to speakers, share information and network at the morning tea and lunch sessions. Don’t forget we have three Social Events for you to attend to continue your conversations.
  • There’s a wide selection of conference tracks for you to take part in. If you haven’t already, have a look at the program for more information. We are very fortunate to have Australia’s Minister of Communications, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and the ITU’s Deputy Secretary General, Houlin Zhao, presenting as keynote speakers at the Opening Ceremony. Later that afternoon in the Technical Keynotes session, we welcome Internet experts Eric Vyncke from Cisco Systems, Paul Vixie from Farsight Security, and APNIC’s own Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston.
  • We also encourage you to participate in the Policy SIG, and have your say about how IP addresses and AS numbers are managed. We are pleased to be piloting our new Consensus Measurement Tool, CONFER, for community feedback.

The APNIC community is proudly diverse, with many nationalities and cultures attending APNIC Conferences. Remember, many attendees do not speak English as their first language, so please speak clearly if you are at the mic; and of course, please be respectful of our many cultures.

As this conference is hosted in Brisbane, the home of the APNIC Secretariat, we’ll be hosting two office visits. One on Monday, 15 Sep and the other on Friday, 19 Sep. You can choose which day to attend if you’d like to visit.

Finally, we’ll also be holding the NRO NC election. Online voting closes at 11:00 (UTC +10) on Tuesday, 16 Sep and on-site voting take place on Thursday, 18 Sep.

We welcome you to share your thoughts and photos on social media. Please use #apnic38 in your posts so everyone at the conference can find them. Don’t forget, we’ll be saving photos from the workshop and conference weeks on the APNIC Flickr feed.

Have a great week everyone! If you need any help, just ask one of the friendly APNIC staff on site, or visit the Member Services Lounge. We’ll be wearing a bright staff sticker, so you should find us easily.

 

 

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