OARC 25 in Dallas

15 & 16 October 2016, Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA

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OARC 25 is nearly upon us and we’re very excited. This will be our first Workshop in Dallas and Texas; and we have a jam packed Workshop programme with time devoted to specific tracks — Measurement and Testing, DNS Testing, DNSSEC, Data Analysis, Anycast, and Security and Privacy. All of this is preceded by the AGM where three member representative seats on the Board need to be filled.

The scheduled Agenda has now been published, and the OARC 25 website gives you further details including the list of speakers and a précis of each of the presentations.

Day 1 starts at 9am when you can pick up your pre-printed delegate badge, (the AGM begins at 10am followed by the Workshop at 2pm) and lasts until approximately 5.30pm. The Day includes a couple of coffee breaks for networking opportunities and time for lunch. Day 2 sessions start at 9am last until 5.30pm — again with a couple of coffee breaks and time for lunch in between.

All OARC Member formal business and updates will take place during the morning session on Day 1 — Saturday 15 October.

We have now received nominations for the three OARC Board seats open at this year’s AGM. There are eight candidates, including one existing Board member up for re-election. They are:

  • David Lawrence (Akamai)
  • George Michaelson (APNIC)
  • Jacques Latour (CIRA)
  • Ondřej Surý (CZ.NIC)
  • Ralf Weber (Nominum)
  • Sebastian Castro (NZRS)
  • Daniel Karrenberg (RIPE NCC)
  • John Dickinson (Sinodun)

Candidates’ Election Platforms are being published as and when they are received.

If you wish to participate in the AGM but cannot be there in person, we plan to webcast the proceedings, and proxy voting will be available if arranged prior to the meeting.

Please contact Sue on admin@dns-oarc.net if you have questions
about your membership status or voting rights.

If you plan to attend the AGM in person and have not yet registered for the meeting, please do so ASAP via the OARC 25 website.

We hope you’ll all be able to join us on 15 and 16 October, just before NANOG 68, at the Fairmont Dallas. However, registration is limited and seats are filling up, so if you haven’t already registered you should do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE via the Registration link on the OARC 25 website!

Registration is free for members, sponsors and speakers and only US$150 for non-members until 30 September, after which time an additional late registration fee applies to all.

If you haven’t found a hotel yet, you’re cutting it close. We still have a limited number of discounted rooms (US$249 + 15% tax per night, Standard Room) available at the workshop venue, however the discount is only available until 1 October. If you require accommodation, book now via the Accommodation link on the OARC 25 website.

A big thank you to ICANN, Verisign, Nominum, Salesforce and Network Utility Force for being our sponsors this time around. We are still offering sponsorship opportunities, so if your organisation is interested in sponsoring OARC 25, please email sponsor@dns-oarc.net

We are also offering Early Bird discounts on future workshop sponsorships:

  • 20% discount on sponsoring two (2) workshops upfront, either:
  1. OARC 26 & OARC 27 in 2017 (commitment to be received by close of OARC 25), or
  2. OARC 25 in October 2016 and OARC 26 in 2017 (to be billed immediately)
  • 10% discount on sponsoring one (1) workshop in 2017 (commitment to be received by close of OARC 25)

The discounts apply to sponsorship levels from Benefactor and above. If you are interested in these, please email sponsor@dns-oarc.net

Please spread the word about the OARC 25 workshop by sharing this post with your friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #OARC25 if sharing across social media.

You may follow us via:

Twitter: @dnsoarc
Google+: DNS OARC
LinkedIn Group: DNS-OARC
Facebook Event Page: OARC 25

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