APRICOT is the Internet Network Operators Summit for the Asia Pacific region.
APRICOT 2024 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, and hosted by the THNIC Foundation. Specialist training will take place from 21st to 23rd February 2024, with Partner meetings on 25th and 26th February and the Conference taking place from 27th February to 1st March. (Noting that 2024 is a leap year!)
New for 2024: Training - Following review by the APNOG Board, and noting the resounding success with the APRICOT Workshop programme since it was launched in 2001 in Kuala Lumpur, the technical training activities during APRICOT has been rebranded and refocused. The introductory level technical training is now widely available at NOGs across the region. APRICOT's new focus will be on Advanced Technical Training, on specialist subject areas, led by global experts in the field. Participation will be for those delegates who meet minimum technical qualifications as well as a suitable operational skillset, who are looking to enhance their knowledge in their specialist area.
New for 2024: Fellowship - The APRICOT Fellowship Programme is being re-launched. Following assessment by the APNOG Board, the programme has been redesigned and will take a very different approach, inviting participants from developing and least developed countries to participate in the entire event, APRICOT's Advanced Technical Training days, as well as the conference week. It will be a much greater privilege to receive the fellowship, with a higher barrier to entry, with award numbers likely around 20 at the most.
APRICOT 2025 will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and hosted by the ISP Association of Bangladesh. Specialist training will take place from 18th to 20th February, with Partner meetings on 22nd and 23rd February and the Conference taking place from 24th to 27th February.
The dates for future APRICOTs are tentatively:
|APRICOT 2026||February 16 - 26|
|APRICOT 2027||late February|
|APRICOT 2028||late February|
|APRICOT 2029||late February|
|APRICOT 2030||late February|
All the global internet conferences, meetings and workshops that we are aware of are listed on the Event Organisers Calendar. Anyone who knows of an Internet event which is not listed on that calendar is invited to either contact the APRICOT Secretariat or create the event on the calendar themselves.
There are many Network Operator Groups (NOGs) in the Asia Pacific region, with numbers growing every year as the operators serving each economy realise the value that collaboration and cooperation within their communities can bring.
APNOG has created a list of the NOGs in the region to assist members of the global Internet community. APNOG provides support to many of the NOGs, be it via assistance with event sponsorship, the paper submission system, or help with finding speakers and instructors for the NOG events.
Since 2008, the generosity of an anonymous donor and Verisign with the administration of the Internet Society, have created and agreed to administer a bursary for persons from developing economies to participate in a regional operators meeting.
The Abha Ahuja Bursary targets individuals from Africa, Asia, and Oceania who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:
For more information about the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award and about how to apply, please consult the Abha Ahuja Bursary Award website.