Call for Nominations for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

LACNIC is opening the call for the nomination of candidates for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors community leaders who have contributed to Internet development and deployment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This award is presented to leaders who have made outstanding contributions in their local contexts and to regional Internet consolidation processes.

For this edition, the Lifetime Achievement Award has introduced some important changes: a new selection committee, an update to the nomination criteria, and the award will now be presented every two years. In addition, nominees who do not win the award will automatically be nominated for the next edition.

The 2020 call for nominations will remain open from Wednesday 29 January to Friday 28 February. A selection committee made up by seven professionals will decide the winner, who will be presented with the Award at the LACNIC 33 event to be held in Cali, Colombia, during the first week of May.

This new committee will be composed of Carolina Aguerre, Rodrigo de la Parra, Wadner Maia, Bernadette Lewis, Edmundo Vitale, Luis Furlán, and Max Larson Henry, who will assess the nominees considering their contributions to Internet development in Latin America and the Caribbean, their leadership in regional processes, their contribution to community building, the impact of each candidate's work on Internet end users, and their years of professional experience.

This award seeks to highlight the achievements of those professionals who have promoted the collaborative Internet model, working in fields such as Internet governance, the development of technical capabilities, the promotion of the adoption and development of Internet standards, and the promotion of the digital economy in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is an initiative of LACNIC to honor professionals who are part of the Latin American and Caribbean Internet ecosystem and promote values such as collaborative work, innovation and the advancement of a common vision for Internet development across the region. Since its first edition in 2009, the Award has been presented to 19 leaders from 11 different countries in the LAC region.