OARC 26 (Madrid)

CfP open until 24 February 2017, Registrations now open, Book your accommodation

Feb 14, 2017 · 3 min read

The next DNS-OARC Workshop — OARC 26 — will take place in Madrid, Spain and hosted by ICANN on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 May 2017, after the ICANN GDD Summit 2017 (9–11 May) the 6th Registration Operations Workshop (12 May) and the ICANN DNS Symposium (13 May).

OARC 26 is also placed a couple of days after the RIPE 74 meeting (8–12 May 2017) in Budapest, Hungary to allow enough time for those who will be attending that to travel to Madrid to attend the workshop.

OARC 26 Call for Presentations

A reminder that the Workshop’s Program Committee is requesting proposals for presentations.

This workshop intends to build from previous strong DNS-OARC workshops, where both operational content and research are welcome. All DNS-related subjects are welcome. If you are an OARC member, and have a sensitive topic you would like to present for members-only, we will accommodate those talks too. A timeslot will be available for lightning talks (5–10 minutes) on Monday May 15th, for which submissions will be accepted during May 14th on a first-come first-served basis.

Workshop Milestones

  • 6th January 2017, Call for Presentations posted and open for submissions
  • 24th February 2017, Deadline for submission
  • 17th March 2017, Draft Programme published
  • 14th April 2017, Final Program published
  • 28th April 2017, Final deadline for slideset submission

The workshop presentations will be organized by common themes, depending on the topics and the timing of each presentation. There are 30-minute and 15-minute slots, let us know your preference in your submission.

To allow the Programme Committee to make objective assessments of submissions, so as to ensure the quality of the workshop, submissions SHOULD include slides. Draft slides are acceptable on submission.

You can contact the Programme Committee via submissions@dns-oarc.net if you have questions or concerns.

(Please note that DNS-OARC is run on a non-profit basis, and is not in a position to reimburse expenses or time for speakers at its meetings.)

Sponsoring OARC 26

DNS-OARC is also seeking sponsorship for this workshop, please contact sponsor@dns-oarc.net if your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor. We are also seeking a sponsor for the social event.

We are offering Early Bird discounts on multiple workshop sponsorships:

  • 20% discount on sponsoring two (2) workshops upfront: OARC 26 & OARC 27 in 2017 — to be billed together.

The discount applies to sponsorship levels from Benefactor and above. If you are interested in this, please email sponsor@dns-oarc.net

Attending OARC 26

Attending OARC Workshops is open to all, and free (during the Early Bird period which lasts until 30 September, inclusive) for OARC paying (*) Members, accepted Speakers, and Sponsors who should register via the:

Paying Members, accepted Speakers and Sponsors Registration Form.

All other parties interested in DNS operations and research including GDD, ROW and DNS Symposium attendees are particularly welcome. There is a registration fee of $150 payable for non-members during Early Bird, who should register via the:

Non-Members Registration Form.

Registrations received after 29 April will be subject to an additional late registration fee of $100 for all attendees.

(*) This includes Members in the Supporter, Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum categories

Accommodation during OARC 26

As we are co-locating with ICANN GDD Summit, Registration Operations Workshop and ICANN DNS Symposium, our hotel room block is the same as those co-located events. The OARC 26 Accommodation page has further details.

Please note that ICANN room allocations get booked up rapidly, and it would be prudent to book accommodation sooner rather than later.


Please spread the word about the OARC 26 workshop by sharing this post with your friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #OARC26 if sharing across social media.

You may follow us via:

Twitter: @dnsoarc
Google+: DNS OARC
LinkedIn Group: DNS-OARC
Facebook Event Page: OARC 26

Looking forward to seeing you in Madrid!


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Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center

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