About Regional Meetings

The RIPE NCC Regional Meetings bring together RIPE NCC members, local governments, key players in the global and local Internet industry and RIPE NCC staff. These two-day events are free of charge and open to everyone. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Regional Meetings help the RIPE NCC learn about the technical, administration and policy issues that affect members and Industry organisations in a particular geographical region. The meetings are also an opportunity for us to gain valuable feedback about the RIPE NCC's services and activities.

In addition to the discussion of important local issues, attendees are shown how they can influence the RIPE Policy Development Process and the RIPE NCC's activities, as well as how they can take part in RIPE Working Groups.

Agenda

The agenda of each Regional Meeting depends on the location in which the meeting is held. However, the meeting agenda usually includes:

  • Presentations on local/regional Internet industry issues
  • Presentations about issues affecting the Internet at a global level
  • An introduction to RIPE, the RIPE Policy Development Process, the RIPE community and RIPE Working Groups
  • An introduction to the RIPE NCC and an overview of its current activities and services
  • RIPE NCC training seminars

Throughout the meeting, long breaks, lunches and evening social events provide opportunities for attendees to discuss common issues with each other and talk with RIPE NCC staff.

Training Seminars

RIPE NCC training seminars are also held during the Regional Meetings. Attendees can learn about Local Internet Registry (LIR) administration, the Routing Registry and DNS related services. These seminars are free and open to anyone who wants to attend.

RIPE NCC Staff

Several RIPE NCC staff members attend Regional Meetings. Attendees can discuss topics such as technical issues, networking issues, measurement tools and training with specialised staff. RIPE NCC members can also discuss their membership details and resource allocations with IP Resource Analysts. Non-members are able to ask questions about becoming a member.

Registration

The RIPE NCC Regional Meetings are open to anyone and are free of charge. You do not need to be a RIPE NCC member to attend. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

To attend, you must register in advance.

Hosting and Sponsor Options

If your organisation would like to provide hosting or sponsorship for a RIPE NCC Regional Meeting, please contact: <contact _at_ ripe _dot_ net>

Regional Meeting Mailing Lists

RIPE NCC mailing lists facilitate discussion for those people interested in common topics. Currently, two Regional Meeting mailing lists are active:

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