Composition and Roles
The RIPE Programme Committee (PC) will be responsible for the planning and all content at RIPE meetings other than Working Groups matters. The PC will be responsible for the timely publication of the RIPE meeting agenda.
The Programme Committee will work by consensus.
The PC will consist of up to 12 community-appointed individuals:
Eight community representatives selected by participants at RIPE meetings;
- One chosen by the WG Chairs;
- One chosen by the MENOG Programme Committee;
- One chosen by the ENOG Programme Committee;
- One suggested by the local host, where appropriate.
The member selected by the WG Chairs will be the liaison between the WG Chairs, the PC and the RIPE Chairman.
Those selected by the NOGs will act as liaison between both Programme Committees and represent their region generally.
A local host representative may be co-opted by the PC in consultation with the organisation hosting a RIPE meeting. They should be well known to the local community and provide a liaison between them and the PC.
The PC has the discretion to co-opt individuals whenever expert or local knowledge would help to plan the agenda for a RIPE meeting.
Anyone co-opted on to the PC will only serve until the meeting that required their co-option takes place.
The PC members will select a Chairman who will oversee the work of the PC: scheduling its meetings, issuing calls for papers, co-opting members, etc.
The RIPE NCC will appoint a permanent, non-voting observer to the PC to provide any co-ordination functions which may be required.
Read about the appointment of committee members.