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Deploy360 10 July 2017

Announcing ION Durban with South Africa iWeek in September

Megan Kruse
By Megan KruseDirector, Partner Engagement and Communications

After two great ION Conferences so far this year in Islamabad and Costa Rica, we are very pleased to announce that we’re hard at work on ION Durban, which will take place on Thursday, 7 September, alongside the South Africa iWeek.

We’re lucky to once again have a full-day program so we can cover all our favorite topics including IPv6, DNSSEC, Securing BGP, and TLS for Applications. As usual, this ION has generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias.

We’re working on the agenda and speakers now, so if you’ll be attending iWeek and you think you might make a good candidate, please speak up in the comments below or via our
social media channels. A quick preview of some of our draft session titles:

  • Why Implement DNSSEC?
  • Deploying DNSSEC: A Case Study
  • IPv6: Are We There Yet?
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
  • Collaborative Security: Routing Resilience Manifesto and MANRS
  • Best Current Operational Practices – An Update
  • IPv6 Success Stories – Network Operators Tell All!

iWeek is South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference, and has been held each year since 2001. iWeek brings together all of South Africa’s major Internet organizations for a series of presentations, workshops, training programs, and social events. The event partners are:

  • The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA)
  • The ZA Central Registry (ZACR)
  • The ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA)
  • The South African Internet Exchange (INX-ZA)

We’re still working out the logistics and registration details, so stay tuned to the ION Durban website or this blog for more information. We’re also planning to live stream the ION, so even if you can’t be there in person you’ll be able to follow along online.

We’re also still working on more ION Conference locations for for 2017, as well as our 2018 and beyond locations. Are you part of something that might lend itself to co-locating with an ION? Let us know! We hold several events each year in locations all over the world, and we are open to all sorts of opportunities. Contact us to discuss co-location possibilities, or how your company could sponsor an existing ION Conference.

We hope to see you in Durban, or at a future event!

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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