Each year, LACNIC holds two events and a meeting in the Caribbean.

The first of these events is held during the month of May. It is one of the most important annual events for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community, as it hosts the Annual Member Assembly along with a multitude of activities featuring top-level speakers and panelists, including the Public Policy Forum, technical tutorials, the panel on IPv6, the panel on Internet Governance, the Network Security Forum, the Peering Forum, the Women and IT Luncheon, the LACTLD meeting, the LAC-IX meeting, the Regional Interconnection Forum, and the Latin American IPv6 Forum.

The Peering Forum and the Women and IT Luncheon are two novel initiatives worth highlighting. The first of these initiatives seeks to provide a space where the region's major Internet Service Providers, Content Providers and Internet Exchange Points can discuss and negotiate peering and transit agreements. The second initiative provides a meeting place aimed at encouraging the participation of women in technology and promoting synergies among them.

A meeting specifically tailored to the Caribbean community is then held in the month of July. This meeting's program is designed based on a survey previously conducted to find out which issues are considered to be the Caribbean community's top priorities.

The year's final meeting takes place in October, co-located with LACNOG, the annual meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group. The LACNOG meeting is a forum for discussing, learning and collaborating on issues directly related to Internet network operation. Among other activities, the October meeting's program also includes Internet Governance, technical tutorials covering topics such as IPv6 Monitoring, BGP Routing and RPKI, DNSSEC, Internet Resource Management, IPv6 in fixed and mobile access networks, the Public Policy Forum, the Women and IT luncheon, the LAC-IX meeting, as well as panels on Security and IPv6.

Multiple stakeholders converge within the framework of these activities, among them Internet service provider (ISP) managers and technical staff, network engineers, experts in new technologies, Internet exchange point operators (IXPs/NAPs), content providers, international carriers, as well as Regional Internet Registry and ICANN staff, and government, academic sector and civil society representatives.

Also worth noting is the fact that all LACNIC events provide simultaneous interpretation in three languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) and encourage networking and the sharing of information and experiences.


Laura Kaplan


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