I am super excited to tell you about the upcoming North American IPv6 Summit!

It will be held 9-11 April 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in beautiful Denver, Colorado.

To register, click right here: 2012 IPv6 Summit Registration Site.

Why so excited?

I have been attending the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit – put on by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) – since they started four years ago in 2008. So after already attending 4 of these events, how can I be so excited about the 5th?

First, and most obvious, is the name. This year’s summit is the North American (not Rocky Mountain) IPv6 Summit. More than just a moniker, this change signifies that all the other North American Regional IPv6 Task Forces have chosen to support and help organize this Denver event. This includes Texas, California, Northwest, Southeast, Hawaii, Mid Atlantic, Canada and Mexico! Very cool. What hasn’t changed is that this years summit will again be the largest IPv6 event in North America and it will be even bigger than last year with a long line up of fantastic speakers and over 500 IPv6 networking professionals in attendance.

Another thing that has not changed but that still gets me excited is that the Colorado Chapter of the Internet Society (CO ISOC) is once again sponsoring the event.

The timing of this years event is pretty exciting too, just two months before World IPv6 Launch on 6 June! This could be your last chance to get up to speed on IPv6 before the big day.

The North American IPv6 Summit and Me

On a more personal level, I will be more involved in the event this year then ever before. In November of last year I joined the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force’s Steering Committee and have since been helping as much as I can with the event’s organization.

In addition to lending my voice behind the scenes, I will also be taking the stage a bit more than last year. It starts on Monday (9 April) when Chris Tuska and I will teach the Introduction to IPv6 Tutorial. Then, on Tuesday (10 April), I will be moderating an all-star panel on World IPv6 Launch including Lee Howard from Time Warner Cable, Richard Jimmerson from ISOC, Tony Lam from Yahoo!, and Tim Winters from UNH-IOL. Exciting stuff!

But wait, there’s more!

I will also be rounding out my participation in the event by speaking on Wednesday (11 April) about Carrier Grade NAT (CGN), reporting on observations from the testing completed at CableLabs over the past 2 years as well as providing some implementation ideas and recommendations.


Just for reading this post, here’s $50!

Because CO ISOC is sponsoring the event, we have a discount code for $50 off registration! The $50 is off the 2-day conference, April 10-11, 2012. It does not qualify for the optional IPv6 training classes offered on April 9, 2012. Just use the following code when checking out: SPON900.

Use the code and go register now: 2012 IPv6 Summit Registration Site. You’ll be glad you did!

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