ION Conferences

Four events each year provide hands-on interaction with industry experts.
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  • ION Malta
    18 September 2017
  • Co-located with:
    ICANN DNSSEC Training
  • Location:
  • ION Belgrade
    23 November 2017
  • Co-located with:
  • Location:
    Belgrade, Serbia

Conference Series Sponsor

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to support these events or future ION Conferences. Read the ION Sponsorship Flyer or contact us at to learn more.

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Recent ION Conferences

What is an ION Conference?

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies including IPv6 and DNSSEC. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION lets network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presents a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the Internet with the people who help craft it. More than a simple lecture series, ION events provide hands-on interaction with our speakers so you walk away with the answers you need to deploy new standards and technologies on your own networks.

Events bring together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.

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Regular ION Conference Topics:

  • The Business Case for IPv6
    • IPv4 depletion and the need for IPv6
    • Potential costs of not preparing for the future
  • Planning your IPv6 Deployment
    • Identifying your best path forward to IPv6
    • TCO: Understanding the requirements and possible costs
  • IPv6: Ready for Production
    • Case studies and best practices
    • Troubleshooting
    • Preparing staff and customers
  • DNSSEC 101
    • Why DNSSEC matters to your business
    • How do you implement it?
    • The business case: protecting your customers
  • Advancing DNSSEC
    • Best practices for hosting providers
    • Delivering DNSSEC to your customers

Who should attend ION Conferences?

  • Network / IT engineers
  • Systems administrators
  • Chief technology officers (CTO)
  • Chief information officers (CIO)
  • Technology managers & executives
  • Implementation partners
  • Training managers
  • Program Managers / Project Leads
  • Systems Engineers / Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Government Technology representatives
  • IT Regulators and Policy Makers
  • Engineering Directors
  • Network Operators
  • Solutions/IT Architects
  • IT Consultants

Top Three Attendee Take-aways:

  • How to get started on your path to deploying IPv6 and DNSSEC
  • Building the business case for IPv6 and DNSSEC
  • Best practices and lessons learned