First RIPE Meeting?

We want all newcomers to have an enjoyable and rewarding experience at their first RIPE Meeting. That’s why we have a Meet & Greet Team – a friendly group of RIPE NCC staff, who are there to answer any questions you might have about RIPE 79, the RIPE community and the RIPE NCC. The Meet & Greet Team can also help you make an appointment with RIPE NCC staff to discuss any issues that may be of interest to you, including Internet number resource requests, becoming a RIPE NCC member, and billing information. They can also introduce you to key players from the RIPE community, as well as other newcomers.

The Meet & Greet Team will be wearing special red t-shirts. Feel free to approach them if you need anything. You can also find them during lunch breaks at the Meet & Greet dining tables, which will be clearly marked as reserved for newcomers.

If you have any questions before or during the meeting , you can email meeting [at] ripe [dot] net.

RIPE 79 Meeting Intro Webinar

The webinar took place on Tuesday, 8 October⋅11:00 – 12:00

View the slides and the recording of the RIPE Meeting Intro Webinar

(5.9MB pdf)

This webinar gives newcomers an introduction to RIPE Meetings. It can also be a useful refresher for past attendees.

Learn about the following topics:

  • Participating at RIPE Meetings
  • The RIPE Code of Conduct
  • Everything you need to know about RIPE 79

If you have any questions, please email the RIPE Meeting Team.

Newcomers’ Introduction Talk

When: Monday, 14 October, 11:30 – 12:30
Where: Main Room, Ground Floor

If this is your first RIPE Meeting, we highly recommend you to join the Newcomers’ Introduction Talk. The talk covers everything you need to know to make the most out of the RIPE Meeting. It will also give you background information on the RIPE Community and the RIPE NCC. This introduction also offers you the opportunity to meet key players from the RIPE community.

We will use Slido for this event. Slido will help us gather live anonymous feedback during the session.

The presentation is given by RIPE Chair, Hans Petter Holen, and RIPE NCC Managing Director, Axel Pawlik.


Hans Petter Holen

Hans Petter Holen
RIPE Chair

Axel Pawlik

Axel Pawlik
RIPE NCC Managing Director


Monday, 14 October 11:30 - 12:30 (UTC+1)

RIPE Meeting 101
Hans Petter Holen
RIPE Meeting 101 - The RIPE NCC
Axel Pawlik

Newcomers’ Lunch

When: Monday, 14 October, 12:30 – 14:00
Where: Lloyd Lounge, First Floor

Right after the Introduction Talk, the Meet & Greet Team invites you to an informal lunch. This lunch will give you the opportunity to meet with other first-time attendees, RIPE Working Group Chairs, RIPE NCC staff and key people from the RIPE community.

This is an invitation-only event. Bring your badge with you!