[AFRINIC-announce] Share your knowledge and experience at AIS 2013! 5 Days left to submit a proposal.

Babusha Radhakissoon babusha at afrinic.net
Mon Mar 18 08:18:56 SAST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Only 5 days left to let us know if you want to present at the Africa
Internet Summit 2013. The AIS (AfNOG-14 and AFRINIC-18) will be held in
Lusaka, Zambia, from 9 to 21 June 2013.

If you want to make a presentation in front of an international audience
then this is the opportunity you cannot miss. Send us a proposal to make
a presentation at the Summit and share your knowledge and experience.

The AIS brings together different actors and sectors including Internet
and communications, governments, business, civil society and academia in
Africa and other parts of the world to discuss issues relating to
Internet, and other social and development related activities: mobile
communications, applications, technology developments, use and impact,
etc. It also offers trainings to mobile communications engineers,
managers, decision-makers, academics, and civil society on issues such
as Internet number resource management, IPv6, network monitoring and
management, and cyber security. The overall theme for this year's Summit
will be:

*Connection Matters: **Making the Internet work for African development. *


The AIS will include trainings, workshops, tutorials, keynote speeches,
panel discussions, individual presentations, roundtable discussions and

To enrich the discussions at the Summit, we are seeking presentations
from different actors interested in sharing ideas and knowledge on a
wide range of issues broadly relating to access and appropriation of the
Internet for development in Africa but under the rubric of the overall
Summit theme. We are specifically interested in presentations focusing on:


1.      Internet Governance

2.      E-governance

3.      Core Internet infrastructure

4.      Access, utility and development

5.      The Internet and economic development

6.      Business practices in the era of technology

7.      Higher education in the age of technology 

8.      Cyber Security

9.      Technology and business

10.  Cloud Computing

11.  Open Data/Big Data

12.  Technology and content production

13.  Relations between mobile operators and the Internet community

14.  Mobile applications

15.  IPv6

16.  Peering and interconnection

17.  DNS

18.  RPKI

19.  IXPs

If you are interested in making a presentation at AIS 2013, please send
us an abstract of not more than 300 words outlining the key ideas of
your presentation. The call for presentations closes on 22 March 2013.
We will notify successful presenters by March 29 who will then be
expected to submit their presentations by April 30. We will publish the
Summit programme by May 15.


·         Presentations will be 15 to 20 minutes in length, with
approximately 10 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation. The
maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 45      minutes.

·         Presenters will be responsible for any handouts. There are
typically approximately 250 delegates.

·         Selected presenters will be contacted by the Presenter Liaison
to coordinate logistics and details.

·         Note that proposals are reviewed and accepted on an on-going
basis and that presentation slots may be filled prior to this date.


*** Presentations that contain any sort of marketing and commercial
content are usually not encouraged at our meetings.*

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*How to submit: *

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Please send submissions to: *aiscfp at afrinic.net***


*Your proposal should contain the following information: *

·         Full Name

·         Email Address

·         Affiliation

·         Title of Presentation

·         A detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation

·         Draft slides for the presentation (if ready/available)

·         Length of talk (minutes)

·         Short biography

**Please note that we do not provide financial or any other support to
attend the meeting.*


*Important Dates: *

  * Deadline for presentation proposal submissions -- 22 March 2013
  * Notification of Acceptance of presentation proposal - 29 March 2013
  * Submission of presentation -- 30 April 2013


Thank you for your contribution.

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Kind regards,

AIS Meeting team

Ms. Babusha Radhakissoon                        	 Tel:     +230 403 51 00
Social Media/Online Engagement Officer          Fax:   +230 466 67 58
babusha at afrinic.net - www.afrinic.net       
Join us at the Africa Internet Summit'13 for our Public Policy Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on 9 -- 21 June 2013

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