NZ Internet development to get a boost from 2016/17 conference grant recipients

A blog post from Vanisa Dhiru, Acting Community Programme Director at InternetNZ

The Conference Attendance grant recipients have now been confirmed and are excited to participate in conferences and events related to the development of the Internet in New Zealand.

For this funding round $15,000 was available for individuals or organisations to attend conferences where that attendance will assist in achieving InternetNZ’s objects and where it will grow the pool of expertise in particular areas in New Zealand.
The 2016/17 conference attendance round ran from November 2016 to January 2017 and we received 11 applications. 

After careful assessment by the InternetNZ Grants Committee and decision by InternetNZ Council, we are very pleased to announce the following recipients:

Dr Edgar Pacheco ($2,670)

To attend the CONF-IRM2017: Democratization and Participation: People's Roles in the Digital World. 

Dr William Liu ($3,000)

To attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences (another is ICC) dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications.

Dr Dong Seong Kim ($3,000)

To attend the 47 IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN) 2017. The subject of the conference is dependable and secure systems and networks including architectures, protocols, and algorithms, as well as experimentation. 

Mr Liang Yang ($3,000)

To attend the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management. 

Mr Shane O’Connell ($3,000)

To attend The Next Web (TNW) Conference where Internet and technology leaders from all over the globe come together and share knowledge, ideas, and experiences.

Our next round of grants will be open later in the year. Find out more about our community grants programme here.