Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies

What is APRICOT?


APRICOT 2016 was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from the 15th to 26th February 2016.

The Workshops ran from 15th to 19th February, while the Conference ran from 21st to 26th February.

APRICOT thanks InternetNZ for hosting the conference. This was the first time APRICOT has been in New Zealand.


APRICOT 2017 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 20th February to 2nd March 2017. The workshops will run from 20th to 24th February, while the conference will run from 27th February to 2nd March. More information about APRICOT 2017 will be available in due course.


The dates for future APRICOTs are tentatively:

APRICOT 2018February 19 - March 1 South Asia
APRICOT 2019February 18 - February 28 East Asia
APRICOT 2020February 17 - 27 Oceania
APRICOT 2021February 15 - 25 South East Asia
APRICOT 2022February 21 - March 3 South Asia
APRICOT 2023February 20 - March 2 East Asia
APRICOT 2024February 19 - 29 Oceania
APRICOT 2025February 17 - 27 South East Asia

Internet Events

All the global internet conferences, meetings and workshops that we are aware of are listed on the Event Organisers Calendar. Anyone who knows of an Internet event which is not listed on that calendar is invited to either contact the APIA Secretariat or create the event on the calendar themselves.

Abha Ahuja Bursary Award

Since 2008, the generosity of an anonymous donor and Verisign with the administration of the Internet Society, have created and agreed to administer a bursary for persons from developing economies to participate in a regional operators meeting.

The Abha Ahuja Bursary targets individuals from Africa, Asia, and Oceania who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

For more information about the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award and about how to apply, please consult the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award website.

APRICOT Operations Manual

The latest APRICOT Operations Manual (v2.63) has now been published. This manual describes the requirements for putting together future APRICOT events, and is based on our knowledge and experienced gained for all previous APRICOTs up to and including APRICOT 2011.

Previous APRICOTs


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Enquiries and Sponsorship

If you want to receive announcements about APRICOT events, please use our online subscription form to join the apricot-info mailing list.

APRICOT on LinkedIn

For more information about the APRICOT conference, or if you are interested in hosting an APRICOT conference, or if you are interested in sponsoring an APRICOT conference, please send e-mail to our Secretariat at apiasec at or complete our online contact us form.


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