APRICOT 1996 was held in Singapore.
Unfortunately, at present there is no archived information available for this inaugral meeting of APRICOT. If you have any references, or know of anyone who still has material relating to APRICOT 1996, please let us know.
David Conrad, at the time the Director General of APNIC, was the instigator and prime motivator to make APRICOT the Internet Technical and Operations meeting for the Asia & Pacific region.
Barry Greene, then working for SingTel, convinced SingTel to support and underwrite the event.
Harish Pillay persuaded the Singapore Computer Society to sponsor it at the RELC Centre in Singapore.
Many volunteers constructed the terminal room and were the instructors for the first conference.
Digital paid for the catering.
And we have this nice explanation/demonstration by Stephen Stuart on how to build an IX.
The APRICOT'96 social event was a visit to the Singapore Night Safari.
For more information about other APRICOT meetings, please refer to APRICOT website.