First RIPE Meeting?

Information for Newcomers

We want you to have a productive and enjoyable experience at your first RIPE Meeting.
Meet and Greet
Once you pick up your meeting pack and badge, please visit the Meet & Greet Team. You’ll find us near the Registration Desk.

We’re on hand to explain the meeting format and answer your questions about RIPE, the RIPE Meeting and the RIPE NCC.

We can help you make an appointment with RIPE NCC IP Resource Analysts and billing experts in the RIPE NCC Services Centre to discuss issues that may be of interest to you, including the RIPE NCC’s registration services and procedures. We can also introduce you to key players from the RIPE community.

We’re around throughout RIPE 62 and if you have any questions before or during the meeting, please do get in touch with us via meet-greet [at] ripe [dot] net.

Special Activities for Newcomers

Rob Blokzijl 

Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chair

Axel Pawlik 

Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC Managing Director

Newcomers’ Introduction Talk

Date and time: Monday, May 2, 11:30-12:30
Location: St. John’s Room
The Newcomers’ Introduction Talk is a great chance to learn about the format of RIPE Meetings and get a short overview of RIPE and the RIPE NCC.

RIPE Chair Rob Blokzijl and RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik will present.

The introduction talk also offers you the chance to meet key players and the familiar faces from the RIPE community.

Newcomers’ Welcome Reception

Date and time: Tuesday, 3 May, 18:00-19:00
Where: Volmer II – III

Join the Meet & Greet Team, the RIPE Working Group Chairs, RIPE NCC staff and other key players in the RIPE community for some welcome drinks and conversation!

Please note that this reception is for Newcomers only. If this is your first RIPE Meeting, look for the invite in your meeting pack!

Newcomers’ Lunch Table

We’ve reserved tables in the restaurant for any first-time meeting attendees that would like to join the Meet & Greet Team, other first-time attendees and key players from the RIPE community for lunch each day. Look for the signs on the reserved tables.