The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) is returning to Australia in 2020 and IAA will be partnering with APRICOT to host the conference in Melbourne.

Considered to be the largest technical conference in the region, the event brings together internet engineers, networking experts, business leaders and representatives from government.

IAA are excited to be involved again in 2020 having hosted the event in 2006 when it was last held in Australia. Having APRICOT hosted in Australia is a fantastic opportunity for the local internet community to take part in the event.

“Hosting APRICOT 2020 gives IAA a great opportunity to engage in our mission, providing members with the chance to learn and participate in this forum,” explains IAA Chair David Hooton.

“APRICOT is a valuable opportunity for IAA and our members to engage with organisations from around the world and to contribute to conversations on internet operations and technologies.”

“We are delighted to be working with the team from the Internet Association of Australia on APRICOT 2020,” said APRICOT Chair Philip Smith.

“We are looking forward to celebrating APRICOT’s 25th Anniversary in Australia. Having a local partner like IAA provides the conference with local industry expertise and knowledge, adding value to the conference program.”

To keep up to date with IAA’s APRICOT 2020 news, including exclusive IAA member discounts and opportunities – join our APRICOT mailing list here.

2020 APRICOT
https://2020.apricot.net/
Workshops: 13-17 February 2020
Conference 18-21 February 2020
Melbourne, Australia

The Internet Association of Australia is pleased to advise it has renewed its membership with Euro-IX, the Europe-wide alliance of Internet Exchanges. IAA is currently the only Australian member of the association.

Like IAA, Euro-IX is a member-based internet exchange association working to grow the internet community, its head office based in London. Initially established as a discussion forum for European based Internet Exchange Points, as interest grew in other regions the natural progression was to expand beyond its original boundaries, allowing non-European IXP’s such as ourselves to become affiliated with Euro-IX.

With members now located in 50 countries around Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America and Australia the primary objectives of Euro-IX are to combine resources, share information including the coordination of technical standards and common procedures, and offer best practices.

Having joined as a Remote Member in 2013 Euro-IX gives IAA, on behalf of our members, a unique platform to share information and discuss current topics of interest faced by most exchange points today.

Twice-yearly Euro-IX facilitates forums where over 40 IXP’s come together to discuss their IXP growth, technical and commercial implementations, as well as be given the opportunity to learn and grow IXP’s. These forums are recorded and accessible to members online however through its Fellowship Program Euro-IX is also invested in helping smaller or newly formed IXP’s attend.

Membership to Euro-IX also gives IAA access to training workshops, monthly newsletters and contacts at some of the world’s largest IXP’s. Being a member of Euro-IX helps our team build our knowledge and in turn be of better value to our members.

We look forward to working more closely with Euro-IX to share insights with our members.

This month we are counting down to our AGM and AUSNOG! And we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced peering engineer.  

Read our August 2019 newsletter here

The Internet Association of Australia (Inc) invites you to attend  our Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

Venue:  The Stamford Plaza Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Date:  Wednesday 4th September, 2019
Time: from  4.00pm for a 4.30pm start (AEST).
Online: or via our live  web stream, from 4.30pm AEST.

You can RSVP now, for both the Melbourne event and the web stream,  via the Member Portal.  For assistance with the Member Portal please email membership@internet.asn.au.

The Annual General Meeting will include a number of special resolutions by the IAA Board to propose changes to the current association rules. An AGM pack including the meeting agenda as well as a member brief regarding the proposed changes is available here. A copy of the full proposed changes is available here.  For further information or feedback, please contact us on secretary@internet.asn.au.

Would you like to be part of the IAA Board?  Nomination information is available here, and current nominees are published on our website. If you would like more information about serving on the board please email secretary@internet.asn.au

We look forward to meeting with our members at the AGM to share our achievements and future plans of the Association.

For any further information about the AGM please email events@internet.asn.au

Regards,

Nathan Brookfield
Secretary, Internet Association of Australia Inc. 

IAA Chair David Hooton is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member to the IAA Board.

Matthew Enger from XI Integrations has been appointed as a Corporate Representative, filling an open casual vacancy on the board.

Matthew works directly with corporate customers in his role at XI Integrations. He prides himself in working collaboratively with customers to come up with solutions that suit their long-term IT business goals. Matthew also has experience working with the Scouts, another not for profit organisation.

“IAA is a well-established organisation, recognised for its peering work and I am honoured to join the board at this time. As well as experience working in the IT and telco industry, I am involved in community work at a ground level and am keen to see IAA expand its offerings to its members and the wider community,” says Matthew.

With the implementation of IAA’s 2019/2020 strategic plan it has been beneficial to have a fresh perspective to contribute to our governance and association issues explains IAA Chair, David Hooton.

“It is great to have an experienced industry professional on board and we thank Matthew for stepping into this role for the short period of time before the AGM. IAA has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years, I look forward to the possibility of working with Matthew on our future plans for the association.”

We welcome Matthew to IAA.

A crowd of around 50 members met at the Market Grounds for an evening of socialising and networking. With our technical staff in Perth for site visits, a full contingent of IAA staff were in attendance.

Members of the IAA Board also joined our WA members for an opportunity to engage and discuss a range of issues.

Overall, feedback from our members following the first round of Unplugged events is that they are a great opportunity to interact and catch up with others working in the industry. It is also a valuable opportunity for our members to meet with both IAA Board and staff to hear about what we’ve been working on and a chance to let us know how the Association can support them.

The IAA team have enjoyed hosting these events and meeting our members across the country. The conversations have been invaluable in helping us plan for the future.

This month we are heading back to Sydney. You can RSVP to join us for the event via the members portal or on our Facebook page.

The IAA AGM will be taking place on Wednesday, September 4th at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Melbourne.

Are you in Melbourne for AusNOG? We would love if you could join us.

The AGM will be also be live streamed. You can RSVP to attend the AGM or the live web stream via the Members Portal.  In accordance with the Association Rules, AGM papers have now been issued to voting contacts.

Nominations are now open for the following positions on the IAA Board ahead of the AGM next month.

  • 1 x Professional Representative (term to run for 2 years)
  • 2 x Corporate Representatives (term to run for 2 years)
  • 3 x Corporate Representatives (term to run for 1 year)

We invite interested members to submit their written nomination statement by 5pm, August 28, 2019. Nominations can be completed online and current nominees are available on our website.

As the AGM approaches we encourage our members to ensure their membership contact details are correct, including voting contacts. If you require any assistance in checking or updating your details via the Members portal please email us via membership@internet.asn.au and our team will gladly assist.

We look forward to meeting our members at the AGM.

IAA is looking for an experienced Peering Engineer to join our team.

This unique role is based remotely, and we are currently taking applications from any major capital city in Australia or New Zealand.

You will be part of a small, dedicated team where your skills will have a real impact within the internet community. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a range of systems and technologies, and be involved with exciting new projects.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • The provision and troubleshooting of Internet Peering Services
  • Maintaining and monitoring of Internet Peering Networks
  • Executing project work – new sites, migrations etc
  • Identifying and providing input on improvements to networks and process
  • Participating in a 24×7 on-call rotation

For more information about the role or for details on how to apply visit our Seek ad.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 16th August 2019.