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  • IETF 116 Yokohama registration now open

    Registration is now open for IETF 116 Yokohama

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    24 Nov 2022
  • IETF 115 post-meeting survey

    IETF 115 London was held 5-11 November 2022

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    22 Nov 2022
  • Catching up on IETF 115

    Recordings are now available for sessions held during the IETF 115 meeting and the IETF Hackathon, where more than 1500 participants gathered in London and online 5-11 November 2022.

      13 Nov 2022
    • Opportunities for university researchers and students during IETF 115

      The upcoming IETF 115 meeting in London on 5-11 November 2022 is a unique opportunity for networking researchers to learn how RFCs are written, to engage with the Internet standards community to begin to develop research impact, and to meet more than 1,000 leading technologists from around the world currently working in industry, academia, and other organizations.

        1 Nov 2022
      • Suggested IETF 115 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

        These IETF 115 meeting sessions are likely to include discussions and new proposals that are accessible to a broad range of Internet technologists whether they are new to the IETF or long-time participants.

          24 Oct 2022

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        Getting Visas to an IETF Meeting

        • Jari ArkkoIETF Chair
        • Chris GriffithsIAOC Chair
        • Michael RichardsonNomcom Chair

        8 Nov 2014

        We wanted to let you know that a number of Chinese participants have had trouble for getting visas to this meeting.

        Ray Pelletier and several others* have made a heroic effort to improve the situation by exerting any influence they might have on various embassies, the state department, even congressmen. We cannot thank you enough!

        This effort was initiated after we learned that three Nomcom members did not have visas, and that polling registered Chinese participants, 25 other people were in a similar situation. The situation has now improved greatly, although several people were still waiting for visas a couple of days ago (including one IAB member). But a handful will not get their visas in time.

        Our meeting is about to start, and by all accounts looks to be very interesting and successful. The meeting is well attended, we will be in a beautiful place, and we have a lot of support from many volunteers, hosts and sponsors. We look forward to working with you all!

        But we did want to point out that the visa situation is bad. Imagine what it would feel like to be a week or two away from having to fly to a meeting and not having a visa. Or not getting one at all. We wanted to convey how much the IETF leadership cares about this situation. Looking into the future, we need our key people in the meetings, and we need to minimise the uncertainty involved in travelling to the meetings! We believe this issue is a key problem for our efforts in ensuring that the IETF is an accessible forum with broad participation from everyone who wants to work on Internet standards.

        * You know who you are. Thank you.


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