What is the APRICOT Executive Committee?
Where is APRICOT2000 being held?
What is the current Timetable of events?
What Annual General Meetings (AGM) are being scheduled during APRICOT?
Who are the Local Conference Organizers?
Where can I find more background information?
Who will pay my airfare/hotel to Seoul?
Where will the money come from?
What mobile phone service is available in Korea. Basically,
whether CDMA or GSM is available, or both, and which frequencies?
|What is APRICOT?|
Educational, non-profit, conference run by volunteers to develop and maintain Internet operational stability in Asia Pacific Region.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) provides a forum for those key Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.
The week-long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums all with the goal of:-
a) spreading and sharing the knowledge required for operational
stability and development of the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
It is a non-profit event started by volunteers in 1996 and was financially underwritten by the regional IP address registry, APNIC, from 1996,1997,1998 -- with a *significant* contribution being made by David R. Conrad.
APRICOT's success was largely due to the excellence of its no-nonsense technical program with its operational focus. However, it has grown from being the premier technical conference to being the main conference around which the Asia Pacific Internet Community congregates.
No longer financially underwritten by APNIC, the future of the APRICOT conference is now being coordinated by the APRICOT Executive Committee.
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|What is the APRICOT Executive Committee?|
The APRICOT Executive Committee is comprised of volunteers and representatives from the different regional associations. This committee charts and manages the development of APRICOT.
Current members include:
|APIA Asia and Pacific Internet Association|
|Ole J. Jacobsenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gigi Wang APNGemail@example.com|
|APNG Asia Pacific Networking Group|
|Tan Tin Weefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|APNIC Asia Pacific Network Information Centre|
|(Regional IP Address Registry)|
|APPLE Asia Pacific Policy and Legal|
|Laina Raveendran Greeneemail@example.com|
|FOAC Friend of the Apricot Organising Committee|
|Barry Raveendran Greenefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David J. Hughesemail@example.com|
|Where is APRICOT2000 being held?|
|APRICOT2000 will be held in Seoul Feb. 28 ~ Mar. 2, 2000 at the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel|
|What is the current Timetable of events?|
|What Annual General Meetings (AGM) are being scheduled during APRICOT?|
|Asia Pacific Network
Information Centre AGM
Asia and Pacific Internet Association AGM
Asia Pacific Networking Group AGM
Asia Pacific Top Level Domain AGM
|Who are the Local Conference Organizers?|
and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
National Computerization Agency (NCA)
Korea Network Information Center (KRNIC)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)
Open Systems Infrastructure Association (OSIA)
|Where can I find more background information?|
|Please see :|
|Who will pay my airfare/hotel to Seoul?|
|Ideally, each invited speaker should be able support airfare and/or accommodation. Given your unique knowledge and experience, every effort will be made to assist speakers who are unable to attend APRICOT for financial reasons (just as every effort is made to assist attendees with financial difficulties) -- with each speaker considered on a case by case basis.|
|Where will the Money come from?|
APRICOT2000 will raise funds through two mechanisms:
1) Event Sponsorship
After APRICOT2000, 50% of surplus funds will be used as reserves for future APRICOT's and for keeping registration fees as low as possible.
|What mobile phone service is available in Korea?|
Easy part: No GSM. Only CDMA.
Rental: There is a rental service at Kipmo International Airport in Seoul.
Rental Fee: (8,000 won + fee of telephone call)/day
Need: A credit card for deposit, Passport