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Call for Presentation for AfriNIC-13 is CLOSED

Last Updated on Monday, 18 October 2010 07:16

Want to Present at an AfriNIC Meeting?

Take an active role in the AfriNIC Public Policy meetings by joining other presenters in delivering tools, knowledge, and know-how or policy ideas related to Internet Number Resources Management or IP networking operations to participants.

Your contribution can be in the form of a presentation in a session, a tutorial or a live demonstration. If you are interested in presenting please follow the submission instructions below.

How to submit:

Please review all information included on this page before submitting your proposal. If you would like to propose a presentation, tutorial or demonstration, your submission should be sent to: meeting[at]afrinic.net

Your proposal should contain the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Affiliation
  • Short biography
  • Title of Presentation
  • A detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation
  • Draft slides for the presentation (if ready/available)
  • Length of talk (minutes/hours/days)
  • Need (or not) for sponsorship or assistance to attend the meeting (travel and/or accommodation, etc)

Important Dates:

  • Meeting Registration open - 01 September 2010
  • Deadline for paper submissions - 20 september 2010
  • Notification of acceptance - 01 October 2010
  • AfriNIC-13 Meeting Start - 20-26 November 2010

Presentation topics can range from but are not exclusive to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Security
  • IDN
  • Mobile IP
  • CERT
  • IXP

Presentations will be fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation. Maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 60 minutes. The presenter(s) will be required to submit their presentation in PowerPoint 2 weeks prior to the event date. Tutorials can range from 90 minutes to a half a day in length. A full course outline is required. Demonstration facilities will need to be agreed based on available resources on site.

AfriNIC will provide the space, tea/lunch breaks and projector equipment. Presenters will be responsible for any handouts. Typically there are approximately 100-150 delegates. All presentations will be delivered with the highest professionalism to maximise the value obtained by the attendee. Any selling (perceived or overt) during the session is seen as inappropriate for AfriNIC meetings.

The Meeting Coordination team and program committe will make the selection decisions. Selected presenters will be contacted by the Events Coordinator to coordinate logistics and details.

Note that proposals are reviewed and accepted on an on-going basis and that presentation slots may be filled prior to this date.

The audience at AfriNIC meetings is mainly composed of technical network operators and engineers with a wide range of experience levels from beginners to seasoned professionals.

*** Presentations that contain any sort of marketing and commercial content are usually not encouraged at such meetings.

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