[AFRINIC-Announce] Final Reminder: Registration for AIS'21 Online closes tomorrow 21st May 2021

AFRINIC Communication comms at afrinic.net
Thu May 20 15:28:26 UTC 2021

Dear Colleagues,

This is the final reminder for restoring for AIS’21 at https://2021.internetsummit.africa/register <https://2021.internetsummit.africa/register>

Registration closes tomorrow 21st May 2021.

Registration for the meeting will allow you to attend all sessions of AIS'21 Online. You will receive the Meeting URL and the token that will allow you to attend the meeting online by 22nd of May.

AIS’21 Online Meeting Platform

The AIS’21 Online meeting will take place via the Meetecho Meeting Platform from 31 May to 4 June 2021. The Meetecho platform brings together video and audio conferencing, meeting material sharing, text chat, shared notepad capability, and mic queue management. You do not need to install a client to use the Meetecho platform, it can be used directly in any desktop web browser. To ensure a better user experience we would recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox to run the Meetecho platform. You are advised to avoid using Safari as some features may not work as expected.

We have prepared some brief notes about the platform to help you navigate through the meeting platform at https://internetsummit.africa/programme/how-to-participate <https://internetsummit.africa/programme/how-to-participate> The Meetecho user-guide will be soon made available on the meeting website.

Getting acquainted with the Meetecho platform
We have scheduled several dry rune sessions on the Meetecho platform for those who wish to get acquainted with it. We invite you to attend those sessions.

• 25th May with Session Moderators only from 09h00 to 10h00 a.m UTC
• 25th May with Presenters only from 11h00 a.m to 12h00 p.m UTC
• 26th May with Community Members from 09h00 to 10h00 a.m UTC
• 26th May with Presenters only from 11h00 a.m to 12h00 p.m UTC
• 27th May with Community Members/Presenters from 12h00 to 13h00 p.m UTC

Meeting Agenda
Here is what you should expect as you prepare to take part in AIS’21 Online. The meeting will run for four hours and will take place from 09:00-13:00 UTC.

Pre-Meeting Notable Sessions
There will be other notable sessions happening prior to the main meeting agenda:
27 May 2021 – 9:00 - 11:00 UTC AFRINIC Government Working Group (AfGWG) - Closed Session
28 May 2021 – 9:00 -11:00 UTC Newcomers Session
28 May 2021 – 11:00 - 13:00 UTC Inclusivity and Diversity Session

Meeting Agenda (Draft)
The meeting agenda consists of the following sessions:
31 May 2021 – 9:00 - 13:00 UTC AfNOG Day
1 June 2021 – 9:00 - 13:00 UTC AF* Day
2 June 2021 – 9:00 - 10:00 UTC AIS’21 Online Opening Ceremony
Digital the Digital Economy in Africa Session
10:00 -13:00 UTC AFRINIC Policy Development Process (PDP)
3 June 2021 – 9:00 - 10:00 UTC AFRINIC Services Session
10:00 - 13:00 UTC AFRINIC Policy Development Process (PDP)
4 June 2021 – 9:00 - 13:00 UTC AFRINIC Annual General Members Meeting (AGMM)

The detailed meeting agenda in draft is published at: https://bit.ly/AIS21-Online-DraftAgenda <https://bit.ly/AIS21-Online-DraftAgenda>

Is AIS’21 Online your first AIS Meeting?

We extend a warm welcome to delegates who have never attended any AIS Meeting before – Our Newcomers. We have scheduled a Newcomers Session on the 28th May from 8:30-11:00 UTC. This is a session to guide delegates on what to expect during the meeting. It is important that all newcomers register as delegates first before joining the session.

AFRINIC 33 Policy Development Process (PDP) on 2-3 June 2021

A key role of AFRINIC is to provide a forum where AFRINIC members, as well as the Internet community, engage in discussions around Internet development in Africa. It is also during this session that Internet policies are discussed by the community to provide the guidelines determining the allocation, usage and management of the critical Internet number resources. The management and distribution of Internet resources are done as per these well-defined policies.

In view of the important role your organisation plays in the growth of the digital economy in Africa and beyond, we wish to invite your organisation to be part of this important event through your participation. We will also have an interesting discussion about building the digital economy in Africa on June 2nd that you would not want to miss.

Side Events

AFRINIC’s Member Services team will be onsite with one-on-one member consultation throughout the meeting days. We will also have onsite assistance on IPv6 deployment during the AIS’21 Online. There are slots from 31st May to 4th June 2021 and book here>> https://mautic.afrinic.net/do-booth <https://mautic.afrinic.net/do-booth>

AIS’21 Online will be an opportunity for you to build networks. Several activities are being organised for you to be able to connect with your peers. We have provided a platform to meet with the meeting partners and sponsors in virtual exhibition booths that are hosted on Spatialchat. Links to the exhibition will be provided during the meeting. Please read more about Spatialchat at: https://internetsummit.africa/programme/how-to-participate <https://internetsummit.africa/programme/how-to-participate>

A Virtual AIS’21 Online Opening Cocktail is scheduled for 1st June 2021 at 13:20-14:00 UTC on the same platform.

We look forward to meeting you at AIS’21 Online!

AIS’21 Online Organising Team
meeting at afrinic.net <mailto:meeting at afrinic.net>
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