Forthcoming Events

 Event  Date  Venue
Second open affiliates meeting 20 November 2014 (Thursday) Gulmohar Hall, Habitat World, India Habitat Center,Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 (Entry from gate number 3 on Vardhman Marg)
2013 Global IPv6 Summit Apr 10-11, 2012 Hotel Nikko
New Century Beijing
APRICOT 2013 19 February - 1 March 2013, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, 258350, Singapore
SANOG19 January 27 - Feb 4, 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh
(In Conjuction with APRICOT'12)
IETF 85 November 4 - 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA, USA
ICANN 46 7-11 April 2013 Beijing, People's Republic of China
ICANN 47 14-18 July 2013 Durban, South Africa

Past Events
The events below were organized by NIXI or with support from NIXI.

APNIC 24 was held in concurrence to SANOG 10 in New Delhi between August 19 and September 07, 2007. The APNIC Open Policy Meeting consisted of policy discussions, practical presentations on network operations as well as workshops and tutorials. Attended by 265 delegates, they represented 31 countries and 35 APNIC affiliate organizations.

A number of proposals tabled during APNIC 24 reached consensus. Among them was the policy for allocation of ASN blocks to Regional Internet Registries and two proposals that considered ways to distribute the last remaining blocks of the free IANA IPv4 address pool to the RIRs.

South Asian Network Operators Group or SANOG is a non-profit forum for Data Network Operators in South Asia.

The workshops covered aspects of routing, advanced routing and BGP Multihoming. The Multicast Workshop discussed aspects of enabling Multicast Routing and using apps. The tutorials covered a wide spectrum of topics ranging from an itroduction to IPv6 and deployment of IPv6 to aspects covering Network Forensics, Layer 2 security and transport and applications. Introduction to MPLS and MPLS deployment also featured in the workshops.

ICANN 2008
The Department of Information Technology, Government of India, along with the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) organized and hosted ICANN's 31st International Public Meeting in New Delhi between 10 and 15 February 2008.

A series of events, meetings and workshops constituted the six- day event. For instance the DNSSEC workshop, apart from discussing an overview of DNS delved deeper into various aspects of DNS security.

The Board Governance Committee Report was also tabled on the penultimate day during the ICANN Public Forum. The widely attended event concluded with a meeting of the ICANN board and an outreach to the Indian community.

Internet Governance Forum
The third meeting of the Internet Governance Forum was held in Hyderabad on 3-6 December 2008 and focused on the overall theme of 'Internet for Al'.

The IGF was attended by 1,280 participants from 94 countries, of which 133 were media representatives.

All the five main sessions were organized as three thematic days under the following headings:

-  Reaching the Next Billion

-  Promoting Cyber-Security and Trust

-  Managing Critical Internet Resources

-  Emerging Issues - the Internet of Tomorrow

-  Taking Stock and the Way Forward

Parallel to the main sessions, 87 workshops, best practise forums, dynamic coalition meetings and open forums were scheduled around the broad themes of the main sessions and the overall mandate of the IGF. The IGF programme and meeting were prepared through a series of open, multi-stakeholder consultations held throughout 2008, a process that also designed the IGF's interactive and participatory structure.

The entire meeting was Webcast, with video and audio streaming provided from all meeting rooms. The proceedings of the main sessions were transcribed and displayed in the main session hall in real time and streamed to the Web. All main sessions had simultaneous interpretation in all UN languages and in Hindi.

Thiru Andimuthu Raja, Union Cabinet Minister for Communications and Information Technology of the Government of India, underlined that the Internet had tremendous potential for promoting global partnership for development, as set out in the Millennium Development Goals, and stressed the role of the IGF in building an Internet society which was inclusive, human centred and geared to development. India believed that IT infrastructure was the key to rapid economic and social development of the country. In order to promote education and other services and access to the Internet, the Government of India had embarked on a national programme to make the Internet available to the citizens through common service centres. He noted that access to information by the people helped democracy by having transparency in the functioning of the government and enhanced the participation of the people in the governing process. Without appropriate information, people could not adequately exercise their rights as citizens. There was a general feeling that the IGF had evolved over the past three years. The point was made that to address the needs of the next billions the issues needed to be relevant to them.

The issues addressed in the 87 self-organized events taking place in parallel to the main sessions provided an opportunity for meeting participants to share experiences, ideas and best practices. These thematic events, built around the Forum's main themes, discussed specific ideas, heard presentations on successful projects and exchanged views on next steps to address the use and misuse of the Internet.

Of the 87 other events, there were 61 workshops, nine best practices forums, ten Dynamic Coalition meetings and seven open forums. Of the 61 workshops, eight were devoted to the issue of access, five to diversity, 14 to openness, eight to security, eight to critical Internet resources, 11 to development and capacity building, and seven to other issues.