In keeping with the Peter Principle, as the General Manager of Infoblox’s IPv6 Center of Excellence, I obviously know less about IPv6 than either of our IPv6 evangelists, Tom Coffeen and Paul Ebersman. But I also have the privilege of working with two more IPv6 experts on our Technical Advisory Board, Owen DeLong and Scott Hogg. This week’s blog posting comes from Scott, who not coincidentally happens to be the chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force. Together with the other North America Regional IPv6 Task Forces, RMv6TF is hosting the 2012 North American IPv6 Summit in April in one of my favorite cities, Denver. I’m proud that Infoblox is sponsoring the event and that both Paul and Tom are speaking, and pleased that I won’t be. Anyway, Scott has the scoop in his posting. Hope to see you there!
2012 North American IPv6 Summit
The 2012 North American IPv6 Summit event is taking place April 9-11, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado. This event has grown into the largest IPv6 event in North America. This event will bring together the leading IPv6 experts, vendors offering IPv6-capable products and services, and attendees who want to learn about IPv6. Attendees gain practical information to aid their organizations with the transition to IPv6. Organizations learn about the benefits of IPv6 and proper ways to add IPv6 to their IT infrastructure. This event allows for collaboration and cooperation between people that will help foster the adoption of IPv6.
This event is being coordinated by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit and the other regional IPv6 Task Forces. There are many active IPv6 task force organizations in the North American region and they are combining their efforts to bring together this IPv6 event. These task force organizations are at the forefront of the IPv6 transition and are lending their support to put on the largest IPv6 conference in North America, if not the world. Following is a picture of the North America geography and the various task force organizations that are supporting local and national IPv6 initiatives.
The North American regional IPv6 Task Forces are regional sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force. The IPv6 Task Forces are dedicated to the advancement and adoption of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The task forces promote IPv6 and work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. The task forces perform research and development and showcase IPv6 technology and services and share this knowledge with the public. The groups work to put on local IPv6-focused events and further the use of IPv6 within the North American region. The task forces are typically non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6.
We are excited to have Infoblox be the headlining sponsor of the IPv6 Summit. As evidence of their commitment to IPv6 and the community, Infoblox is the single Platinum-level sponsor for the event. Infoblox will be featured at the IPv6 technology expo and their experts will be presenting at the conference and sharing their knowledge and experience on IPv6 transition with the attendees.
The attendee registration site is now active for the 2012 IPv6 Summit event. Simply click on the following link to register to attend the conference.
Early-bird registration is $350 for the 2-day conference (April 10-11, 2012). Early-bird registration will end in early March 2012 at which point the price rises to $500. Optionally, you can register to attend one of the full-day pre-conference tutorials taking place on April 9, 2012. These is an additional cost: $500 for the Introduction to IPv6 tutorial and $600 for the Advanced IPv6 tutorial. Registration for these tutorials is done on the same registration site.
Thank you and we are looking forward to seeing you in April in Denver.
Chair – Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force