Save the date: a year filled with major events
This year, Latin America and the Caribbean will welcome major Internet related events.
On 2 to 6 May, Cuba will receive LACNIC 25, the regional Internet community’s most important meeting. This meeting will be held at Havana’s Convention Center and its local host will be ETECSA, the government owned telecommunications service provider.
On 3 to 8 April, Buenos Aires will be home to the first Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting organized in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IETF is an organization which develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards. LACNIC will co-organize the meeting, during which the IETF will celebrate 30 years Internet standards development.
Another highlight of 2016 is the ICANN meeting which will take place on 27-30 June in the city of Panama. This Caribbean capital was chosen to host the 56th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System.
In October 2016, together with the local NIC, LACNIC is planning to hold its 26th meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica. As usual, the year’s second LACNIC meeting will be co-located with the annual meeting of LACNOG, the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Group (LACNOG).
Finally, in November, Mexico will welcome the 2016 Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF).