LACNIC honors the lifetime achievements of the region's Internet leaders

LACNIC announces the opening of the candidate nominations period for the 2015 edition of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the purpose of which is to recognize those individuals that have contributed to the permanent development of the Internet and the Information Society in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since 2009, this honor is presented each year to members of the Internet community who have consistently produced relevant contributions in benefit of the development of the Internet and the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In order to promote and articulate collaborative efforts throughout the region, LACNIC's Board of Directors believes it is important to honor these individuals for their longstanding, dedicated efforts towards the attainment of these goals and for the example they set to the rest of the community.

The 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award judging panel will be made up by: Ida Holz, Rodrigo de la Parra, Rafael Ibarra, Ben Petrazzini, Carolina Aguerre, Serby Wilson, Elgeline Martis  and  Jesús Martinez.

Nomination Terms and Conditions

Regardless of their nationality, any person may be nominated who has verifiably made relevant contributions to the development of the Internet and the Information Society in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean and to their benefit, either through private initiatives, working with civil society, defining or affecting the definition of public policies, academic work and research, the creation of communities, supporting the development of infrastructure and technological developments, among other potentially outstanding achievements.

  • LACNIC employees, members of the LACNIC Board, and members of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award judging panel are ineligible to receive these awards.

  • Self-nominations are not accepted.

  • In order to participate, please complete this form with the candidate's personal information, his/her experience working in the Internet field, references, and other relevant data. The judging panel may request additional information if they believe it is necessary to properly assess each nomination.

  • Members of the community wishing to nominate a candidate should write to trayectoria@lacnic.net before 13 March 2015 and include the form mentioned in the paragraph above.

  • The subject should read "2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations."

Prizes and Notification

The award will consist of a commemorative object.

In addition, the winner will be invited to participate in the awards ceremony which will take place during the LACNIC 23 meeting to be held in Peru on 3-8 May 2015.