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BACKGROUND FAQ

  1. What is APRICOT?
  2. What is the APRICOT Executive Committee?
  3. Where is APRICOT'99 being held?
  4. What is the current Timetable of events?
  5. What Annual General Meetings (AGM) are being scheduled during APRICOT?
  6. What other events are being scheduled during APRICOT'99?
  7. Who are the Local Conference Organizers?
  8. Where can I find more background information?
  9. Who will pay my airfare/hotel to Singapore?
  10. Where will the money come from?
What is APRICOT?

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:-

  1. spreading and sharing the knowledge required for operational stability and development of the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
  2. developing peer groups to foster mutually supportive relationships.

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 (apricot-exco@apricot.net).

What is the APRICOT Executive Committee?

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:

APIA Asia and Pacific Internet Association (Commercial)
Ole J. Jacobsen ole@cisco.com
Gigi Wang gigi@pacific.net.sg
APNG Asia Pacific Networking Group (Educational/Research)
Tan Tin Wee tinwee@irdu.nus.edu.sg
Izumi Aizu izumi@anr.org
APNIC Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (Regional IP Address Registry)
Pindar Wong pindar@hk.super.net
Xing Li xli@ocean.net.edu.cn
APTLD Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Forum (Domain Names)
Agnes Lee agneslee@nic.net.sg
APPLE Asia Pacific Policy and Legal Forum (Policy/Legal)
Laina Raveendran Greene laina@singnet.com.sg
FOAC Friends of the Apricot Organising Committee (individual volunteers)
Robert Berger rberger@ibd.com
Joanne Davis joanne@irvine.com.au
Barry Raveendran Greene bgreene@cisco.com
David J. Hughes bambi@hughes.com.au
Evi Nemeth evi@caida.org
Bill Manning bmanning@isi.edu
Laurence Quinlivan (Educ Track) L.Quinlivan@gu.edu.au

Where is APRICOT'99 being held?

APRICOT'99 will be held in Singapore March 1-5, 1999 at the Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center (SUNTEC City).

What is the current Timetable of events?

The current timetable for the week is as follow:-
DateEvent
March 1 - MonApricot Tutorial, APNG Annual General Meeting
March 2 - TueApricot Tutorial, APTLD Annual General Meeting
March 3 - WedICANN Open Meeting, Apricot Conference and Internet World Conference
March 4 - ThuApricot Conference and Internet World Conference
March 5 - FriApricot Conference, Internet World Conference, Linux Conference
March 6 - Sat APIA Annual General Meeting in the evening.
March 6 - SatAPNIC Members Meeting and Linux Conference

What Annual General Meetings (AGM) are being scheduled during APRICOT?

  1. Asia Pacific Network Information Centre AGM
  2. Asia and Pacific Internet Association AGM
  3. Asia Pacific Networking Group AGM
  4. Asia Pacific Top Level Domain AGM

What other events are being scheduled during APRICOT'99?

  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Open Meeting
  • Internet World'99
  • Singapore Linux Conference
  • Joint Sponsor/Vendor Exhibition with Internet World'99

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!

Who are the Local Conference Organizers?

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.

Where can I find more background information?

Please see:-

  1. www.apricot.net - APRICOT Home Page
  2. www.apnic.net - APNIC Home Page
  3. www.apng.org - APNG Home Page
  4. www.apia.org - APIA Home Page
  5. www.aptld.org - APTLD Home Page
  6. www.apng.org/apple - APPLE Home Page
  7. www.icann.org - ICANN Home page

Who will pay my airfare/hotel to Singapore?

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.

Where will the Money come from?

APRICOT'99 will raise funds through three mechanisms:

  1. Event Sponsorship
  2. Registration Fees
  3. Shownet design, build and manage <- this is new to APRICOT. We will design, build and manage the Internet Connectivity to the Internet World Exhibition.

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