I just received an email from Scott Hogg (RMv6TF Steering Committee Chair), reminding me that the second annual IPv6 Technology Conference will be taking place on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2009.

The 2009 Summit/Conference is a FREE two day affair put on by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) to help increase IPv6 awareness, knowledge and skills among Colorado and Rocky Mountain area organizations (and individuals).  It will be held at the University of Denver again this year.

I attended last year’s one day event and was very impressed.  They had top notch speakers presenting great information covering many aspects of IPv6 and the transition from IPv4.  This year appears to be no different, this time with two days worth of presentations to help you understand the how and what of IPv6 and the future of communications.  Day one offers tutorials on topics from protocol structure to transition and migration tools and planning to IPv6 enabled services and security.  No matter what layer or role of the network your expertise and work lies within, there should be plenty of directly relevant information.  The addition of day two this year brings “primary presentations that provide more experiential practical experiences with IPv6.”  It is a welcome addition and I am very much looking forward to these 9 practical/experiential presentations!  It is very promising that last years success has led to this expansion of the format; hopefully this also means that there is expanding growth of interest in IPv6 — better late than never ;).

Who should attend?  From the RMv6TF (dual-protocol) web site:

Why Attend:

  • Do you have a government mandate or business requirement that is driving your IPv6 transition?

  • Does your organization have plans to use Linux, or Vista/Server 2008?

  • Are you not going to retire from the IT industry for another 10 years?

  • Have you always wondered what IPv6 is but were afraid to ask?

The transition to IPv6 has already begun and its completion is inevitable. We want you to be ahead of these technology trends rather than reacting after the ball is already rolling. You need to know more about IPv6 to be able to understand how the powerful wave will transform communications over the next 20 years.

So if you are in Denver the fourth week of April and are at all involved in IT, the Internet or communications; I will see you there!  Who can say no to free lunch and refreshments?  Feel free to find me during a break.

Full disclosure:  Henry Yu and Ken Sexton are both members of the RMv6TF Steering Committee and also employees of tw telecom, my current employer.
Published On: March 2nd, 2009 / Categories: Colorado, Internet, IPv6, Technology / Tags: , , , , /

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