Requesting Sessions

You MUST provide the following information before a Working Group session will be scheduled:

  1. Working Group full name with acronym in brackets:
  2. AREA under which Working Group appears:
  3. CONFLICTS you wish to avoid, please be as specific as possible:
  4. Expected Attendance (figures from the previous IETF meeting are included in the message that is sent when scheduling opens):
  5. Special requests:
  6. Number of sessions:
  7. Length of sessions:
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • 2 1/2 hours

Working Group Sessions

Requests to schedule Working Group sessions should be submitted using the IETF Meeting Session Request Tool, a Web-based tool for submitting all of the information required by the Secretariat to schedule your sessions. Instructions for using this tool are availble here.

If you require an account on this tool, or assistance in using it, then please send a message to If you are unable to use the tool, then you may send your request via e-mail to, with a copy to the appropriate Area Director(s). Please be sure to include the Working Group acronym in the Subject line of the email.

A Working Group may request either one or two sessions. If your Working Group requires more than two sessions, then your request must be approved by an Area Director. Additional sessions will be assigned, based on availability, after the cut-off date for requests to reschedule a session. This cutoff date is included in the "Important Dates" for each meeting, and in the message that is sent when scheduling opens.