Welcome to APRICOT 2018

By on 25 Feb 2018

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Namaste! Welcome to APRICOT 2018, held for the first time in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Sincerest thanks go to the host, Internet Exchange Nepal (NPIX), and the sponsors for supporting APRICOT 2018.

APRICOT 2018 highlights

Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony to hear from the keynote speakers: Nepalese Internet pioneer, Mahabir Pun, who will talk about crowdfunding the National Innovation Centre; and networking veteran, Amir Khan, who will share his experiences as an engineer, product leader and entrepreneur. A must-see is APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, who will share his research insights on addressing, routing, TCP, and BBR.

Other technical sessions include Security, SDNs, Network Operations, Cross-border Internet relationships in Asia, and DNS/DNSSEC. There are also many tutorials on offer to extend your knowledge.

Check out the ‘Birds of a Feather’ (BoF) sessions, including the Routing Security BoF, the APNIC Data Gathering and Analysis BoF, and APNIC BoF – ISIF Asia: Investing in innovative operational technologies – ten years of success. BoFs are informal gatherings designed to discuss new ideas and exchange information.

If you’re interested in providing feedback on the ASO Review, join the ASO Review Consultation, which will seek community input as part of a global consultation on the issues identified by the independent review of the ASO by ITEMS International.

Watch the recently held webinar (below) for more details on the consultation.

The conference will end with the Closing Plenary, with keynote speaker Will Charnock sharing his views about ‘on-demand’ networking.

Remember, if you can’t attend in person, you can participate remotely using the webcast options. Check out the sessions being broadcast.


There are four policy proposals up for discussion at the APNIC 45 Policy SIG.

Join the session, participate remotely via CONFER, or contribute via the Policy SIG mailing list.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 is the day of the Annual General Meeting (AGM), where APNIC Members can learn more about APNIC’s operational and financial performance. The APNIC Executive Council election will also be held on Wednesday, with on-site voting taking place from 09:30 to 14:30 (UTC +5:45). The successful candidates for the three positions open for election will be announced during the last session of the AGM.

A large turnout is expected, so be sure to arrive early to collect your registration badge.

If you have any issues or queries, please visit the APNIC Lounge or keep an eye out for APNIC staff, who will be wearing bright stickers on their registration badges and will be happy to help.

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