The IETF 109 Online meeting will include more than 100 sessions covering a wide range of work underway in the IETF and discussions about new topics. Working sessions will take place from 05:00 to 11:00 UTC each day. This time block was chosen to schedule the meeting during the normal business hours of Bangkok, the original meeting location.
IETF 109 registration is open now, with early registration rates ending on 16 October and standard rate registration closing on 2 November. Reduced student registration rates and one-day passes are also available, and a fee waiver program aims to help ensure issues such as income, employment status, and employer support are not barriers to meeting participation. Full meeting registration details and other information are published on the IETF 109 meeting page.
In addition to sessions during the IETF 109 meeting week, an IETF Hackathon will be held the preceding week, from 9-13 November. Project champions are welcome and encouraged to add projects to the wiki as soon as possible. IETF Hackathon projects will again be able to request access to special networking capabilities to enable collaborative work despite the challenges associated with teams not being in the same room. Be sure to register for the Hackathon in advance and join an existing project, or propose your own.
Experiments with online platforms to promote informal social interactions begun at IETF 108 continue as part of IETF 109. In addition to open time before and after the working sessions, new features and specific events will add to the informal networking experience around the online IETF 109 meeting. Work is still underway to finalize these features, so be sure to visit the IETF 109 Online meeting page, register for IETF 109, and join the 109 attendees mailing list to join the conversation.
If you are new to the IETF, or if this is your first (or one of your first) IETF meetings, there will be a session for newcomers ahead of the IETF 109 meeting to provide some additional information about how the IETF operates, and other events to help connect with the IETF community.
As with past online IETF meetings, testing sessions in advance of and during IETF meeting week, as well as guides on how to use the various tools, will help ensure a smooth experience for participants. After you register for IETF 109, plan to join a testing session to make sure all the details of your local setup are in place and properly configured for effective participation during the meeting. More details will be available from the main IETF 109 meeting page by 1 November.
The following resources provide more information, and will be updated as the meeting approaches: