[106-newcomers] IETF 106 Newcomers Information

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We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Singapore for IETF 106!

You are receiving this email because you indicated during registration that you’ve attended fewer than five IETF meetings.  As a relative newcomer (and perhaps even first-time attendee) we want to make sure that you are aware of the various resources we’ve developed to get you up to speed. 

1. Before the Meeting:

a. Attend a Webinar:

If you have not used Meetecho before, you are encouraged to review helpful information here: https://ietf106.conf.meetecho.com/index.php/Newcomers_Webinar  before joining your first working group session.

 You can participate in the first IETF Newcomers’ Webinar on:

- Tuesday, November 5 at 16:00 UTC (17:00 CET, 11:00 EST, 8:00 PST)

Note: we hope to schedule a second webinar to accommodate participants in other time zones, and are finalizing that now. More information to come very soon.

During this session, we will provide a brief overview of how to prepare for the IETF 106 meeting week.  More importantly, we will give you the opportunity to ask any of the questions you may have. Join here: https://www.meetecho.com/ietf106/newcomerswebinar.

b. Read Ahead:  If you’ve not done so yet, please take a few minutes to watch the excellent “Top 10 Things to Know Before Your First IETF Meeting” video embedded on this page, under Attending a Meeting: https://ietf.org/about/participate/get-started/meetings/.  We also strongly encourage you to review The Tao of the IETF, which is available online at https://www.ietf.org/tao.html. 

c. Request a Guide: Would you like the opportunity to have a seasoned IETF attendee introduce you to the ways of an IETF meeting? The IETF Guides Program matches experienced IETF participants with newcomers in order to aid their integration into the IETF community. You can find more information at: https://www.ietf.org/about/participate/guides/. 
You can request a mentor here: https://guides.ietf.org/guides/request_guide. 

Additional Resources: Additional IETF 106 resources for newcomers are available here: https://ietf.org/how/meetings/106/newcomers/. 

2. During the Meeting
Below are highlights of the newcomer-specific events during the IETF 106 meeting week.

a.  Events on Sunday, November 17
- A Newcomers’ Orientation is from 12:30-13:30 in the Olivia room of the Raffles Convention Centre. If you are unable to attend on Sunday, you can access an online version of the Newcomers Orientation via https://ietf.org/about/participate/tutorials/newcomers/.

- The IETF Newcomers’ Quick Connections is from in 16:00-17:00 in Fairmont Ballroom Foyer. NOTE: Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Newcomers’ Quick Connections is a simple and effective way for you to be introduced to a variety of experienced IETF attendees — often working group (WG) chairs — who can help you get more involved in your areas of interest. You can sign up for Newcomers’ Quick Connections here: https://forms.gle/iQJCsZNCjqscJx6h6. 

b. Events on Monday, November 18
- An informal Newcomer’s dinner is from 19:30-21:00 at the Skai Suite 4 in the Swissotel. If you are interested in joining, please rsvp here: https://www.ietf.org/registration/ietf106/newcomers.py. Please note, that there is a $25 entrance fee as this not an IETF funded event, it is organized by the Secretariat. 

c. Events on Thursday, November 21
- A Newcomers’ Feedback Session is from 8:00-9:00 in Bras Basah and a hot breakfast will be served. We are always eager to get feedback on the effectiveness of our newcomer related activities. What do you wish you’d known before you arrived? Which programs or activities were especially helpful and which programs or activities need to be revised? We’d like to hear from you, so please plan to attend.

Finally, for general logistical information (e.g., how to get from the airport to your hotel) please check out our meeting wiki at https://trac.ietf.org/trac/ietf/meeting/wiki/ietf106. If you have information to share, please create an account and contribute. 

You can add these events into your calendar by clicking the link below: 

Safe Travels.

IETF Secretariat