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Google and consortium of local organizations to host first Australian IETF meeting in over 20 years

23 Feb 2024

Google, auDA, and Internet Association Australia (IAA) provide key support for Brisbane meeting to be held 16-22 March 2024

23 February 2024 — More than 1000 leading technologists from around the world are expected to gather in-person and online for the 119th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 16-22 March 2024. The IETF, founded in 1986, is the premier Internet standards development organization, making voluntary standards adopted by Internet users, network operators, and equipment vendors. IETF standards are used by billions of people around the world each day for applications such as video conferencing and email, and to help ensure online security.

Google, the IETF 119 meeting co-host, is joined by a consortium of local organizations including auDA, the administrator of Australia's .au top level domain, and the Internet Association of Australia. Sponsorship and consortium opportunities are still available for IETF 119. Additional organizations interested in supporting the IETF can send email to:

The IETF 119 Brisbane meeting will have over 100 sessions covering a wide range of technologies. It includes a two-day IETF Hackathon on 16-17 March, where developers and subject matter experts collaborate on ideas, sample code, and solutions that show practical implementations of emerging IETF standards. Meeting sessions will cover core Internet technologies such as QUIC, TLS, IPv6, DNS and BGP, as well as new and emerging topics such as Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers (DULT), BPF/eBPF, and the use of post-quantum encryption in protocols.

In addition, a variety of topics related to networking research, including the Applied Networking Research Prize awards, will be covered in sessions organized by the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

In-person and online registration for the IETF 119 meeting is still available.

About the IETF

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the Internet's premier technical standards body. It gathers a large open international community of network designers, engineers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. The IETF seeks broad participation. The work of the IETF takes place online, largely through email lists, reducing barriers to participation and maximizing contributions from around the world. For more information, see:

About auDA

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) is a not-for-profit organisation established by the Australian internet community. auDA work with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and the Australian and international community to administer a trusted .au for the benefit of all Australians, and champion an open, free, secure and global Internet. For more information, see:

About Internet Association Australia

The Internet Association of Australia (IAA) works to create a better Internet for Australia. Established in 1995 by a collection of Internet enthusiasts, IAA's heritage is deep-seated in advocacy, and they continue to be an association that supports the needs and interests of their members. IAA proudly operates Australia’s largest not-for-profit Internet peering network comprising six exchange points and over 30 Points of Presence (PoPs) nationally. Since establishing  the WA-IX as their first exchange in 1997, the IAA network has grown significantly. IAA exists for the benefit of the Internet and the people who build and operate it. For more information, see:

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