What is APRICOT?
is an 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. Past Apricots
were held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Seoul.
The history behind APRICOT
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. For information on the APRICOT
Exco, go to http://www.apricot.net
Where would APRICOT 2002 be held?
2002 would be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 3 to 7 March
2002. The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
(NECTEC) and the Ministry
of Science, Technology and Environment, Thailand will be co-hosting
the event. NECTEC
is a dynamic organization which is responsible for the development
of Information Technology in Thailand. Its mission is to ensure
Thailand's competitiveness in Electronics and Computer and the
use of IT to stimulate economic and social impact through own
R&D programs as well as R&D funding services to universities.
The organization now has a work force of about 400 persons and
has been operating for twelve years in Research and Development,
IT Policy Planning and Government Informatization. NECTEC is also
the secretariat office for Thailand's National Information Technology
The conference and tutorials will
be held at Queen
Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), located in the
heart of Bangkok, is a world-class conference and exhibition center
with floor area of 65,000 sq. meters. State-of-the-art facilities
include telecommunication, Simultaneous Interpretation System,
fully-equipped business center, lakeside restaurant, bank, post
office and convenient store. World-class accommodations and shopping
malls are within walking distance. Major expressways and sky train
serve the area making access to QSNCC even easier.
How do I participate?
Registration for participation would
soon be opened for APRICOT 2002. However, we would love to keep
you informed of the latest. Sendus an email, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How much would it cost?
From past events, the indicative
cost would be US$250 for the 2-day conference and US$125/day for
For more details, go to APRICOT 2002 Fees Schedule.
How can I be a sponsor?
Sponsorship is most welcomed. For
details on sponsorship, go to sponsorship opportunities.