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Re: [apnic-talk] Reflection on APNIC28 in Beijing

Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] Reflection on APNIC28 in Beijing
From: German Valdez
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 22:25:36 +1000
Hi Terry

Thanks for your comments. We are currently reviewing APNIC's  
activities for 2010 based on budget predictions and the priorities  
identified through the most recent stakeholder survey and additional  
community feedback received since then.

We really welcome feedback from the community on any APNIC related  

Looking forward to meet you in another APNIC meeting in 2010.

Kind regards

German Valdez

On 29/08/2009, at 6:16 PM, Terry Manderson wrote:

> Hi,
> Just a quick word to say that I think the APNIC meeting went well, I
> have the privilege of going to a number of conferences a year and I
> would think that the APNIC OPM is on par in organisation and execution
> terms with others.
> Something that I thought was especially well handled by the staff and
> the session chairs/co-chairs was the 'satellite' rooms in Malaysia and
> Bangladesh.
> I wonder why this idea isn't expanded for APNIC29 to "policy hubs" at
> the APNIC head office (Australia), A location in New Zealand, Each of
> the  NIR offices, as well as the locations that have previously hosted
> a room.
> Looking at the APNIC figures (272 delegates) and guessing there were
> about 20 APNIC staff at the meeting, if one were to take a simplistic
> delegate/staff ratio (*), it's about 13 delegates for each staff
> member. So if APNIC were to send a staff member to each location to
> facilitate a mini registration, consensus clarification, mini-newcomer
> session, discussion, and perhaps even 'on-site' voting - the break
> even point might be about 13 'satellite' delegates.
> (*) Yes, I know its not that simple, but humour me for the discussion.
> Clearly additional organisation and hardware is required for those
> locations, and probably for the 'central' meeting site as well.
> However I think every new or fresh idea that comes into the policy
> process is invaluable, especially those that might not normally attend
> an OPM in a distant land..
> eg 'Bandwidth $500, Catering $300, Benefits of a new solution to a
> policy problem - priceless'
> Since we (collectively) have built this internet, lets make use of it.
> (hey you might even run the video stream over _JUST_ v6 ;)
> Some off the cuff benefits for it are:
>       * reduce participant's costs
>       * reduce carbon emission footprints attributed to airline flights
>       * create outreach opportunities
>       * foster local networking
>       * introduce more minds to the policy process
>       * allow remote on-site voting?..
>       * less intimidating way to introduce newcomers..
> ..anyways, food for thought
> Just a further note to highlight 3 people that were always willing to
> help, regardless of the request. Thanks to Frank Salanitri, Sam
> Dickinson , and Louise Flynn of the secretariat.
> Cheers,
> Terry
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