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IETF 98 guest day

To: University Professors, Students and Local Internet Society Chapter Members

Join the Internet's Leading Engineers in Chicago! Experience first hand the Internet standards process and meet the world's leading Internet engineers, developers and researchers. We expect 1,200 attendees from more than 60 countries.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will meet March 26-31 for IETF 98 at the Swissotel Chicago and you are invited!

The IETF is a premiere international open-standards community and is responsible for many of the Internet's most important standards, including TCP/IP, e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP, and IPv6. Its work is concerned with the evolution of the Internet's architecture and its smooth operation.

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The IETF is unique from other standards groups in that it is a volunteer organization, lead by individuals, not governments or corporations. The IETF's processes are open to all and decisions are made on the basis of "rough consensus and running code." If you are doing research in networking or communications, this is one event you don't want to miss.

The IETF meets three times a year face-to-face to progress its work of Internet Standards development for the betterment of the Internet and people worldwide.

Pick which day works best for you as your Guest Day. Students, instructors and members of local Internet Society Chapters can receive a complimentary one-day Guest Pass to the IETF 98 Meeting. Guests will need to check in at the Registration Table for their name tags and meeting schedules.

Guests have an opportunity to attend some of the 30 plus Working Group sessions being held that day. The Agenda will be available here -

Note: You may also attend Newcomer's Tutorial that is scheduled for Sunday 26 March beginning at 1:00 PM. See:

Interested local ISOC Chapter members, Students and Instructors must:

1. Register online at <> but do not pay.

2. Send an email to, subject: Guest Pass, State whether you are an ISOC Chapter member, student or instructor, provide your Registration ID number and request a one-day Guest Pass in your email.

3. Pick up a Guest Pass at the IETF Registration Desk.

The IETF welcomes your interest in its work and looks forward to the day when you will participate in this volunteer endeavor.