The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Live!

IETF 98 takes place 26-31 March 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Please see the IETF 98 Meeting page for more information.

Remote Participation

If you are unable to attend an IETF meeting in person, you can participate remotely by listening to audio streams and participating in Jabber chat rooms. Some sessions also make use of either the WebEx or MeetEcho conferencing services. For more information, please visit:

At IETF 98, all sessions are available over Meetecho. Please see the Meetecho page for information about how to join the sessions. All Meetecho sessions are recorded and so archives can be viewed later.

Additionally, the several sessions will be streamed live on the IETF YouTube channel.

All times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT) which is UTC-0500.

These sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Links and embedded video streams for live streaming will be posted below as the meeting begins.

Combined Technical & Administrative Plenary

The IETF Operations, Administration, and Technical Plenary takes place on Wednesday, 29 March 2017.

Day: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time: 15:30 - 18:30
Room: Zurich D, E, F, G

The agenda for the plenary session includes a talk on:
What is the relationship between Internet Protocols and Human Rights?
Niels ten Oever, Head of Digital for Article 19, and David Clark, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, will tackle this question during the IETF 98 Operations, Administration, and Technical Plenary on Wednesday, 29 March 2017. They will offer different perspectives on the role human rights considerations should play in the Internet protocols and, in particular, how these considerations ought to factor into the work of the IETF.

Direct YouTube link

Thursday Lunch Speaker Series

Day: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Time: 12:00-12:45
Room: Zurich E/F

Topic: The Real Deal on Cellular Security

This talk will describe how cellular security has evolved in earlier generations as well as the industry's vision for security and privacy in 5G. 2G systems were among the first global mass-market products using cryptography in a time where only secret algorithms could be used. Much has happened since, and all algorithms and protocols are now public. The goal of the talk is to dispel myths, describe the current situation in 4G, and how 5G will improve security and privacy while at the same time increase flexibility and enable IoT use cases.

This talk will take a look at the current state of the art, introduce the use cases, and sow the seeds for some ideas about how to optimize WAN latency.

Presenter: John Mattsson, Senior Specialist Ericsson Security Research Technologies

Please see:

Direct YouTube link

QUIC Tutorial

A tutorial about the QUIC protocol.

Day: Sunday, 26 March 2017
Time: 15:00-16:00
Room: Zurich E/F

Direct YouTube link

IRTF open session (ANRP awards)

The meeting of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) includes the Advanced Networking Research Prize (ANRP) Awards. View the IETF 98 agenda or the ANRP site at

Day: Monday, 27 March 2017
Time: 15:20-16:50
Room: Zurich D

Direct YouTube link



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