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[apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] APNIC 19 meeting update #3

Subject: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] APNIC 19 meeting update #3
From: "Vivian Yang"
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 17:10:03 +1000
APNIC 19 update #3
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19th APNIC Open Policy Meeting
21 - 25 February 2005
Kyoto, Japan
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Dear APNIC members and friends,

This is an update announcement about APNIC 19 with reminders of some
important events and dates. APNIC 19, being held in conjunction with APRICOT
2005, is now only a month away. If you have not registered yet, please do as
soon as possible, see below for details of the early bird registration
discount.  


Contents
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1.  Early bird registration 
2.  Meeting programme
3.  Nominations for Executive Council
4.  Visa application
5.  Call for informational presentations
6.  Meeting sponsorship


1.  Early bird registration 
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Please register before 26 January 2005 to take advantage of the early-bird
discount. 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:

     http://www.2005.apricot.net

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 Dynamics of the policy development process, An
Update on SPAM prevention and ISP security design and implementation
strategy. The conference tracks are IPv6, NIR, IX, DNS operations, Policy,
Database, and Routing SIGs. In addition, the UNDP's Asia Pacific Development
Information Programme (APDIP) will facilitate a special discussion session
on Internet governance on Tuesday 22 February 2005. This session aims to
obtain the views of technology practitioners in the Asia Pacific on the
policy needs and priorities for emerging Internet technologies and technical
challenges.

Further details of the APNIC Open Policy Meeting are available at:

    http://www.apnic.net/meetings/19


3.  Nominations for Executive Council
-------------------------------------
Four positions on the APNIC Executive Council (EC) will become vacant in
March 2005. An open election to fill these vacancies will be held during
APNIC Member Meeting, in Kyoto on Friday 25 February 2005. Nominations must
be submitted by close of business Friday 11 February 2005. The nomination
form is available at:

     http://www.apnic.net/meetings/19/ec/nomination.html

For more information on nominations received, proxy registration and current
EC members and the role of the EC, please refer to:

     http://www.apnic.net/meetings/19/ec/index.html


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:

     http://www.2005.apricot.net/visas.html

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

     http://www.2005.apricot.net


5.  Call for informational presentations
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The deadline for accepting policy proposals at APNIC 19 has now passed. 

'Informational' presentations can still be accepted. Please send these to
the appropriate SIG chair, cc'ing <[email protected]>, as soon as possible.

SIG chairs
* Address Policy SIG   <[email protected]>
* Database SIG         <[email protected]>
* DNS Operations SIG   <[email protected]>
* IPv6 (Technical) SIG <[email protected]>
* IX SIG               <[email protected]>
* NIR SIG              <[email protected]>
* Routing SIG          <[email protected]>


6.  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:

    http://www.apnic.net/meetings/19/sponsors

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

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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
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