iWeek 2015 returns to Cape Town and offers expanded programme

The 14th installment of iWeek returns once again to Cape Town and promises an expanded week-long programme of workshops, panel discussions and events that are sure to add extra interest to South Africa’s annual Internet industry gathering.

June 18, 2015

The 14th installment of iWeek returns once again to Cape Town and promises an expanded week-long programme of workshops, panel discussions and events that are sure to add extra interest to South Africa’s annual Internet industry gathering.

Taking place from 7 to 11 September 2015 at the Spier Hotel in Cape Town, this annual fixture on the local web calendar is co-hosted by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and INX-ZA. In addition, ISPA is delighted to have a number of other partners participating in this year’s conference by adding additional events to the week’s programme.

The Internet Society is also bringing its successful series of global ION Conferences to Cape Town. These conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC.

WAPA will be hosting the 4th Future Wireless Technologies Forum during iWeek. The FWTF is a series of collaborative discussions hosted by WAPA, the purpose of which is to explore trends, best practices, and opportunities for new wireless technologies and solutions in the context of the regulatory framework of South Africa. [http://www.wapa.org.za/fwtf/]

The ZACR will be hosting a “History of .ZA: A 25 Year Retrospective”, which will provide an interesting and entertaining look back at the quarter century of the .ZA country-code top-level domain, and the .ZA Domain Name Authority will be looking at the future of the namespace with a workshop on new .ZA second-level domains, and review of some of the current domains (LAW.ZA, SCHOOL.ZA and EDU.ZA).

INX-ZA will be presenting a number of sessions focussing on peering issues, including BGP, route reflectors and traffic analytics. This will be followed by a peering BoF and the inaugural INX-ZA user meeting.

For those interested in more hands on training with IPv6 and DNSSEC, AFRINIC will be running a comprehensive four-day long course on Number Resource Management and IPv6. There will also be a practical, hands-on workshop on DNSSEC: Signing Your Zone at the end of the week.

As usual, iWeek will also have plenty of sessions targeted specifically at our ISP audience, including:

  • Abuse Desk Training for ISPs
  • Beginner’s Guide to B-BBEE for ISPs
  • Cybercrime and the Law in SA
  • Successful Media Engagement: A Guide for ISPs
  • VSAT Business Case for ISPs
  • What Does POPI Mean for the SA Internet Industry?

A detailed program and registration form will be available soon on the iWeek web site, but we’d like to encourage you to pre-register for iWeek 2015 now, so that we can send you an email once registrations open. Click here to do that now: http://www.iweek.org.za/.

ISPA thanks all of the generous sponsors of this year’s conference, including ISOC, IDEA, Workonline Communications, Hetzner and Domain Name Services. There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please click here for more information: http://www.iweek.org.za/sponsor/.