Help Determine Where ARIN Will be in 2012!

Posted: Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bring the ARIN meeting to your own backyard! ARIN is looking for organizations interested in sponsoring network connectivity for our 2012 Public Policy and Members Meetings. A quality network is critical to the success of the ARIN meeting, and by sponsoring you have a terrific opportunity to make ARIN XXIX or XXX a local event for you and your community! ARIN meetings have seen a healthy increase in remote participation, and we require a sturdy network as a backbone to our live webcasts, transcripts, and chat rooms to provide a level playing field for remote participants and attendees.

About Network Connectivity Sponsorship

The network connectivity sponsor assists ARIN in determining the location of the meeting, and has the opportunity to highlight their support of the Internet community. ARIN requires its own wireless network at the meeting site, and we provide our own equipment and administration of the on-site network. We look to the network sponsor to provide us with both last mile connectivity and Internet transit. We require hotels that will allow us to install our own networking equipment and run our own wireless network.

 Network sponsors must provide at least 25 Mbit/s of unfiltered, uncapped Internet transit to the meeting venue. ARIN prefers to have both IPv4 and IPv6 transit; however IPv6 is not a requirement. The sponsor must provide either a /24 of IPv4 addresses or announce and route a /24 provided by ARIN. If a sponsor offers IPv6 transit, it must provide either a /48 of IPv6 addresses or announce and route a /48 that ARIN provides. Tested and verified connectivity must be delivered to the hotel at least one week prior to the meeting, preferably earlier. ARIN staff will arrive, several days prior to the meeting to begin setup.

In addition, ARIN requires the network connectivity sponsor to provide whatever support, in terms of staffing and resources, is necessary before and during the meeting to ensure operational uptime and mitigate any problems that may arise with the connectivity. If possible, we also ask the network connectivity sponsor to provide two computers (laptops or desktops with monitor, mouse, and keyboard) and one network-capable printer for the ARIN Information Center.

As an organization in our region, we invite you to sponsor an event or function at this important and exciting gathering of the Internet community. We would like to hold our Spring 2012 meeting in Canada, and our Fall 2012 meeting in the United States.

Please note that ARIN’s Fall meetings are typically held back-to-back with NANOG meetings, requiring any potential sponsor to meet both ARIN and NANOG’s sponsorship requirements, as well as provide the necessary support and services for a longer time period.

Benefits of Sponsorship

In addition to giving back to the community and contributing to a key part of ARIN’s mission through meeting network support, as this primary sponsor your organization will be prominently mentioned in all meeting materials (web and printed), be given the opportunity to make welcoming remarks during the meeting, receive free registrations for staff members, and possibly have your logo on the meeting give away. Additional available sponsorship opportunities include exciting and popular social events, live webcasts, and meals and refreshment breaks.

To play a major role in these upcoming events and to help ARIN host its 2012 meetings, please respond to our event sponsorship invitation on or before Tuesday, 15 June 2010 by contacting Dé Harvey, ARIN's Meeting Planner, at or by phone at 703-227-9878. You may also contact us using our web form, located at:

For complete details regarding ARIN Meeting Sponsorship, please refer to the brochure on our website at


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