Organized by ISOC, LACNIC and CABASE, the LACNIC XVI – LACNOG 2011 meeting took place on 3-7 October 2011 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting was attended by 354 participants from 28 different countries, both from the LACNIC region as well as from other regions.
Representatives of various sectors participated in the event, including Internet Service Provider (ISP) managers and technicians, network engineers, experts in new technologies, Internet exchange operators (IX/NAPs), content providers, international carriers, academic sector representatives, as well as Regional Internet Registry and ICANN staff and civil society representatives.
One of the highlights of the event was the participation of top-level international speakers such as Olaf Kolkman, director of NLnet Labs, Russ Housley, current President of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC, who presented and shared with the audience their experiences on operational issues, the development of protocols and standards at IETF level, IPv6 implementation, and the challenges that will have to be faced in the short term.
Simultaneous interpretation in three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) was provided for all plenary sessions, which were also broadcast via webcast. Remote participation was significant.
The activities that took place during the event included:
Three tutorials were presented:
The material presented at these workshops can be found at: http://lacnic.net/sp/eventos/lacnicxvi/agenda/tutoriales.html
The following proposals reached consensus at the Public Policy Forum and have now entered the 45-day last call for comments period:
The following policy proposals did not reach consensus and were therefore returned to the Forum for further discussion:
More information on the topics that were discussed as well as the corresponding presentations made during the LACNIC XVI Public Policy Forum are available at:
The third edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum (LACNOG) was held jointly with the LACNIC event. During the forum, participants discussed and exchanged technical information relating to network infrastructure and debated technical implementation issues and operating practices with top-level experts who shared their knowledge with members of the community.
The Internet Society ION Conference brought together network engineers and leading industry experts to discuss new technologies such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and RPKI. Early adopters of these new technologies provided valuable information on their experiences and updated participants on the new IETF standards.
The 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Florencio Utreras of Chile, Executive Director of CLARA, the Latin American Advanced Networks Cooperation, at the awards ceremony held on Thursday 6 October.
The Outstanding Achievement Award is an initiative of LACNIC that aims at honoring and rewarding those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the Internet and the Information Society in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.
More information available at: http://lacnic.net/sp/trayectoria/trayectoria2011.html
The FRIDA/IGF awards were also presented during the Buenos Aires meeting. Based on the IGF 2011 issues (access, freedoms, development, and innovation), representatives of the winning projects received the award on behalf of LACNIC, the IDRC, and the Internet Society.
More information available at: http://www.programafrida.com/sp/news.html
For the first time, LACNIC staff implemented a space for face-to-face meetings during which participants had the opportunity to enquire personally about issues relating to their membership, hostmaster/resource allocation, technical aspects, and billing issues. This space was highly appreciated by participants and a large number of queries were received.
The event also gave different interest groups the opportunity to hold numerous coordination meetings in parallel with the main sessions, among them, the region's Internet exchange points (NAPs), major operators, and computer incident security teams (CSIRT).
The first regional Latin American and Caribbean meeting of Computer Security Incident Response Teams took place on Wednesday 5 October. This meeting allowed experts from 12 different security teams of 6 different countries to share experiences and exchange knowledge. It was agreed to hold another meeting during the LACNIC XVII event in Quito, Ecuador.
The bylaws for the creation of the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Point Operators Association, LAC-IX, currently made up by eight members, were approved in Buenos Aires. In addition, members were elected to the board of directors of the new organization and an agreement was signed with LACNIC, who will support the Association in its foundation process and operations.
Taking advantage of the presence of the region's major Internet operators, a meeting was scheduled to get to know their points of view on IPv6 promotion activities such as the IPv6 Day that ISOC organized last June. At NIC.br's proposal, operators agreed to participate in the IPv6 Week that NIC.br is organizing together with Campus Party and which will take place on 6-10 February, 2012.
A meeting was held with representatives of Argentine IX (NAP) operators. The meeting focused on the coordination of technical operational aspects, as well as on providing information on different ongoing projects led by the CABASE NAP, interconnection (Google, Antel Uruguay and the Government of the City of Buenos Aires), the CABASE Observatory (Universidad de San Andres), traffic measurement and analysis (Universidad de Palermo), and potential cooperation between ARIU and NAPs to develop and implement IPv6.
The Argentine IPv6 Task Force held a revitalization meeting, taking advantage of the occasion to coordinate future activities and discuss organizational topics.
Likewise, Telefonica took advantage of the opportunity to bring together its representatives to discuss, among other topics, IPv6 deployment.
LACNIC and the Internet Society wish to thank all those who made this event possible, particularly CABASE who hosted the event, as well as the meeting´s sponsors:
Nic.br/CGI.br, Antel Uruguay, Google, Internexa, Nic Chile, IFX Networks, ICANN, NIC.mx, CLARA, Grupo Convergencia, IT Sitio.