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First Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT)

1996

The first APRICOT is held in Singapore, with the goal of providing a forum for the region’s key Internet builders—technicians, managers, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers—to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community around the world and to master the skills necessary to build and operate increasingly complex network systems. Over the years, the Internet Society builds a strong partnership with APRICOT and the Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA), which assumes support for APRICOT in 2003.

Future APRICOT conferences become the site of ISOC and IAB meetings and, in the late 2000s, ISOC establishes the APRICOT Fellowship programme, which provides financial assistance for Asian engineers to participate in APRICOT’s annual meetings and training sessions. Internet Society President and CEO Lynn St. Amour delivers the APRICOT 2013 Keynote Address, reaffirming ISOC’s “strong commitment” to the Asia-Pacific region and issuing a call for participation in support of the Internet’s multi-stakeholder model.