[arin-announce] Help Determine Where ARIN Will be in 2012
info at arin.net
Tue May 11 11:00:25 EDT 2010
Bring the ARIN meeting to your own backyard! ARIN is looking for
organizations interested in sponsoring network connectivity for our 2012
Public Policy and Members Meetings. A quality network is critical to the
success of the ARIN meeting, and by sponsoring you have a terrific
opportunity to make ARIN XXIX or XXX a local event for you and your
community! ARIN meetings have seen a healthy increase in remote
participation, and we require a sturdy network as a backbone to our live
webcasts, transcripts, and chat rooms to provide a level playing field
for remote participants and attendees.
About Network Connectivity Sponsorship:
The network connectivity sponsor assists ARIN in determining the
location of the meeting, and has the opportunity to highlight their
support of the Internet community. ARIN requires its own wireless
network at the meeting site, and we provide our own equipment and
administration of the on-site network. We look to the network sponsor to
provide us with both last mile connectivity and Internet transit. We
require hotels that will allow us to install our own networking
equipment and run our own wireless network.
Network sponsors must provide at least 25 Mbit/s of unfiltered, uncapped
Internet transit to the meeting venue. ARIN prefers to have both IPv4
and IPv6 transit; however IPv6 is not a requirement. The sponsor must
provide either a /24 of IPv4 addresses or announce and route a /24
provided by ARIN. If a sponsor offers IPv6 transit, it must provide
either a /48 of IPv6 addresses or announce and route a /48 that ARIN
provides. Tested and verified connectivity must be delivered to the
hotel at least one week prior to the meeting, preferably earlier. ARIN
staff will arrive, several days prior to the meeting to begin setup.
In addition, ARIN requires the network connectivity sponsor to provide
whatever support, in terms of staffing and resources, is necessary
before and during the meeting to ensure operational uptime and mitigate
any problems that may arise with the connectivity. If possible, we also
ask the network connectivity sponsor to provide two computers (laptops
or desktops with monitor, mouse, and keyboard) and one network-capable
printer for the ARIN Information Center.
As an organization in our region, we invite you to sponsor an event or
function at this important and exciting gathering of the Internet
community. We would like to hold our Spring 2012 meeting in Canada, and
our Fall 2012 meeting in the United States.
Please note that ARIN’s Fall meetings are typically held back-to-back
with NANOG meetings, requiring any potential sponsor to meet both ARIN
and NANOG’s sponsorship requirements, as well as provide the necessary
support and services for a longer time period.
Benefits of Sponsorship:
In addition to giving back to the community and contributing to a key
part of ARIN’s mission through meeting network support, as this primary
sponsor your organization will be prominently mentioned in all meeting
materials (web and printed), be given the opportunity to make welcoming
remarks during the meeting, receive free registrations for staff
members, and possibly have your logo on the meeting give away.
Additional available sponsorship opportunities include exciting and
popular social events, live webcasts, and meals and refreshment breaks.
To play a major role in these upcoming events and to help ARIN host its
2012 meetings, please respond to our event sponsorship invitation on or
before Tuesday, 15 June 2010 by contacting Dé Harvey, ARIN's Meeting
Planner, at dharvey at arin.net or by phone at 703-227-9878. You may also
contact us using our web form, located at:
For complete details regarding ARIN Meeting Sponsorship, please refer to
the brochure on our website at
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
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