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Call for Presentations

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2011 14:18

Take an active role in the AfriNIC Public Policy meetings by joining other presenters in delivering tools, knowledge, and knowhow 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.

What to submit

Your proposal should contain the following information:

Full Name

Email Address


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 – 07 March 2011

Deadline for paper submissions - 28 March 2011

Notification of acceptance - 07 April 2011

AfriNIC-14 Meeting Start - 04-10 June 2011

How to submit

Your submission should be sent to: meeting[at]afrinic.net with the following subject title:

CfP/Af-14 , and your name

Topics for presentations

Presentation topics can range from but are not exclusive to:

  • IPv6 deployment
  • Security IDN Mobile
  • IXP

Duration of presentations

Presentations will be fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Questions and Answers at the end of each presentation. Maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 60 minutes. Tutorials can range from 90 minutes to half a day in length. A full course outline is required.

Mode of presentations

The presenter(s) will be required to submit their presentation, in PowerPoint, 2 weeks prior to the event date. Demonstration facilities will need to be agreed based on available resources on site.

Tools for presentations

AfriNIC will provide the space, tea/lunch breaks and projector. 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.

Selection of presentations

The Meeting Coordination team and program committee 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.

Audience for presentations

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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