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Subject: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] APNIC 19 - meeting update #2
From: "Vivian Yang"
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 17:13:44 +1000
APNIC 19 update #2

19th APNIC Open Policy Meeting
21 - 25 February 2005
Kyoto, Japan

Dear APNIC members and friends,

It is a pleasure to invite you to attend APNIC's 19th Open Policy 
Meeting, being held in conjunction with APRICOT 2005 from 21 to 25 
February 2005 at Kyoto International Conference Hall in Kyoto, Japan.

1.  Registration open
2.  Meeting programme
3.  Meeting sponsorship
4.  Visa application
5.  APRICOT 2005 Fellowship

1.  Registration open
Registration for APNIC 19, including the APNIC Member Meeting (AMM), 
and APRICOT 2005 sessions, can now be made on the APRICOT 2005 
registration site at:


Please register before 12 January 2005 to take advantage of the 
early-bird discount. APNIC members also receive an additional 25 
percent discount by choosing the "APNIC Member" option and supplying 
your APNIC account name. If you do not know you account name, please 
contact <[email protected]>.

If you have any problems with the meeting registration procedures, 
please contact us at <[email protected]>.

2.  Meeting programme
APNIC is working closely with the APRICOT organisers to deliver a 
first-class programme of conference and training sessions. APNIC is
organising one of the tutorial and conference tracks.

The overall meeting programme schedules are as follows:

     Pre-conference workshops    18 - 20 February
     Tutorials                   21 - 22 February
     Conference                  23 - 24 February
     APNIC Member Meeting             25 February

APNIC tutorial tracks include Solve the Policy Puzzle, Spam and 
Security. The conference tracks are IPv6, NIR, IX, DNS operations, 
Policy, Database, and Routing SIGs. Further details of the APNIC Open 
Policy Meeting are available at:


3.  Meeting sponsorship
Some sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsor 
organisations will be presented with valuable opportunities to expose 
their organisation, products, and services to an international audience 
of Internet leaders. Details of sponsorship options are available in 
the sponsorship package at:


Prospective sponsors are encouraged to send expressions of interest as 
soon as possible to the APNIC Secretariat at <[email protected]>.

4.  Visa requirements
It is strongly recommended that you contact your local Japanese 
Consular Offices to determine whether or not a visa is required to 
enter Japan as soon as possible because some visa applications can take 
up to ONE MONTH to be processed.

For visa applications, you are required to complete the meeting 
registration and hotel reservation before submitting the application. 
The APRICOT 2005 Japan Executive Committee Office can assist with visa 
applications and inquiries. For more information, see:


Useful local information, including accommodation, transportation and 
sightseeing is also available at:


5.  APRICOT 2005 Fellowship Programme
Suitable applicants from developing countries are now invited to apply 
for fellowship funding to participate in APRICOT 2005 in Kyoto. The 
program provides basic assistance to successful fellows to cover local 
living and registration expenses associated with attending the 

Applications close on 20 December 2004. More detailed information is 
available at:



If you have any questions or suggestions about APNIC 19 or APRICOT 
2005, please contact us by email at <[email protected]>.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto.

Best regards

APNIC Secretariat                              <[email protected]>
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61-7-3858-3100
PO Box 2131 Milton, QLD 4064 Australia          Fax: +61-7-3858-3199
Level 1, 33 Park Road, Milton, QLD              http://www.apnic.net
See you at APNIC 19
Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 February 2005     http://www.apnic.net/meetings/19

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