Posted: Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will be holding meetings in San Francisco (ARIN 35) and Montreal (ARIN 36) next April and October, respectively. These meetings are crucial to the Internet technical community because the policies being developed determine how Internet number resources are administered, and those decisions have a direct impact on the future of the Internet as a whole. With big decisions to be made, many of the biggest players in the Internet community make a point of getting involved (Fortune 100 enterprises, gigantic ISPs and hosting providers, prestigious universities…), and we want them to have the chance to see that you are committed to supporting the future growth and stability of the Internet too.
ARIN's Policy Development Process relies on people from the United States, Canada and Caribbean packing up and shipping off to the ARIN meeting to speak up and say, "Hey, I think THIS is how IP addresses should be allocated!" Because you can't create the same dynamic dialog over email, it is so important to hold face-to-face discussions to provide ideas room to grow. ARIN meetings fuel the policy process – draft policy debates spark new ideas that are carried from the meeting room where supporters gather to flesh out new proposals, and you can help make it all happen. ARIN meeting sponsorships require minimal investment and put you on the radar of some of the most influential organizations in the industry.
If you need a convincing argument to get your organization on board, don't neglect to mention how flexible ARIN sponsorship opportunities are. You can sponsor anything from a snack or meal break to a happy hour or other social event. Can't afford to fly solo on sponsoring one of these options? Feel free to tackle a sponsorship alongside another organization, gaining invaluable visibility at an even smaller cost! We can even play matchmaker for you to find a suitable co-sponsor, if you don't have one in mind.
ARIN 35 in San Francisco will be held 12-15 April 2015, and ARIN 36 in Montreal will be held 8-9 October in conjunction with NANOG 65. This gives you plenty of time to negotiate making ARIN meeting sponsorship part of your 2015 marketing budget. For the full rundown, check out our sponsorship brochure at:
Please contact Darrieux Harvey, ARIN's Meeting Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or you can contact us via our sponsor page at:
Communications and Member Services Department
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)