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Educational, non-profit, conference run by volunteers to develop and maintain Internet operational stability in Asia Pacific Region.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) provides a forum for those key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.
The week-long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums all with the goal of:-
It is a non-profit event started by volunteers in 1996 and was financially underwritten by the regional IP address registry, APNIC, from 1996,1997,1998 -- with a *significant* contribution being made by David R. Conrad.
APRICOT's success was largely due to the excellence of its no-nonsense technical program with its operational focus. However, it has grown from being the premier technical conference to being the main conference around which the Asia Pacific Internet Community congregates.
No longer financially underwritten by APNIC, the future of the APRICOT conference is now being coordinated by the APRICOT Executive Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The APRICOT Executive Committee comprised volunteers and representatives from the different regional associations. This committee charts and manages the development of APRICOT.
Current members include:
APRICOT'99 will be held in Singapore March 1-5, 1999 at the Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center (SUNTEC City).
The current timetable for the week is as follow:-
The APRICOT Executive Committee has invited the ICANN (http://www.icann.org) to host an open meeting during APRICOT. ICANN has accepted and we are scheduling this meeting to be a special 1 day open track at APRICOT on Wednesday March 3. It will be both free and open to attend.
A commercial, for profit, conference (Internet World'99) will be held during the same week as APRICOT at the same venue (www.iw.com.sg March 3-5).
APRICOT will design, build and manage the shownet for the joint exhibition with Internet World. This exhibition is expecting around 7000 people to attend and APRICOT Sponsors' booths will also be located there.
The Singapore Linux Conference (www.lugs.org.sg/slc99.html) will also be held during the same week as APRICOT at the same venue (March 5-6).
With all the events and meetings, it is anticipated that this will turn-out to be a huge Internet Festival all under one roof!
The Singapore Computer Society (SCS - www.scs.org.sg) is the local conference organizer for APRICOT'99 (e.g. assisting with venue, hotel and travel arrangements). SCS was the local conference organizer for the first APRICOT back in 1996. They will be assisted by the APNG Secretariat which is currently based in Singapore.
Reed Exhibitions is the local organizer for Internet World.
Given APRICOT is no-longer financially underwritten by APNIC, it is too early to say if airfares and/or accommodation can be supported this year. Ideally, each invited speaker should be able support airfare and/or accommodation. Given your unique knowledge and experience, every effort will be made to assist speakers who are unable to attend APRICOT for financial reasons (just as every effort is made to assist attendees with financial difficulties) -- with each speaker considered on a case by case basis.
APRICOT'99 will raise funds through three mechanisms:
After APRICOT'99, any surplus funds will be used as reserves for future APRICOT's and for keeping registration fees as low as possible.
|• Last updated on Dec. 28, 1998 •|