[lacnog] Fwd: IETF Meeting in South America

Ariel Weher ariel en weher.net
Jue Mayo 23 13:38:49 BRT 2013

Ojala lo hagan.

Ya tienen mi voto positivo.


On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Arturo Servin <aservin en lacnic.net> wrote:

>         Seria muy bueno que pudieran enviar sus comentarios al IAOC del
> para poder tener un IETF en la region en el futuro cercano.
>         Links a la encuesta y al email de comentarios más abajo.
> Saludos,
> as
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: IETF Meeting in South America
> Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 08:54:12 -0700
> From: The IAOC <bob.hinden en gmail.com>
> To: IETF Announcement List <ietf-announce en ietf.org>
> CC: ietf en ietf.org
> As you may know the IAOC has been investigating the feasibility of
> having an IETF
> meeting in South America.  There was a site visit to South America last
> February.
> We have found two venues that we believe will support a successful IETF
> meeting
> and we would like to get feedback from the community.
> The venues are in Buenos Aires.  They meet our requirements for the meeting
> space, networking, nearby restaurants and bars, hotel room rates in the
> mid $200
> dollar range, nearby alternate hotels at a broad range of prices, nice
> area in the
> city, safe, direct international flights, and accessible visas.  The
> IAOC thinks we
> could have a successful IETF meeting in Buenos Aires and that attendees
> would
> like the venues.
> There has been a consistent level of IETF participation from South and
> Central
> America, and it has been growing since IETF82.  The data on this is
> posted at
>    http://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/IETF-Regional-Attendance-00.pdf.
> The current meeting regional rotation (announced at IETF79) allows for an
> occasional IETF meeting outside of our main regions (Europe, North America,
> Asia/Pacific).
> IETF standards are made more valuable the more relevant they are and the
> more
> uptake they get.  IETF standards are also made more robust when all
> perspectives
> are represented during their development.  Encouraging growing
> participation
> will help strengthen the Internet, further encourage participation from
> those areas
> that will see the most growth in the coming years, and will help advance
> the IETF
> in political and international circles which is becoming more of an
> imperative.
> We have asked the IESG for their feedback and they are supportive of a
> meeting in
> South America if there is community support and active participants attend.
> Things to consider are that it will be a long trip for the majority of
> IETFers and the
> air fares are more expensive (about 10% to 20% higher than average), though
> restaurants are less expensive.  This would be a case where most IETFers
> would
> bear more travel pain and expense.
> The IAOC would like to understand if the IETF community thinks that the
> should have a meeting in the next few years in Buenos Aires.  The IAOC
> would
> also like to get feedback on how we can ensure the meeting is as
> successful as
> possible and on ways to grow participation in the region.
> We have set up a survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NWYLQCD  where
> you can indicate your likelihood of attending, and we encourage you to
> send your
> general feedback to the IETF list <ietf en ietf.org>.
> Thanks,
> Bob Hinden
> IAOC Chair
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