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15th - 16th May 2017

The LINX97 meeting and AGM will take place at the Congress Centre in London on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th May 2017. The AGM and Board Elections will take place from 2:30pm on day 2.

Please visit the venue guide for information on the location of the main meeting itself.

Registration & Attendee List

Registration for LINX97 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.

Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Social Sponsor

MRV Communications

Meeting Format

The event agenda will be published shortly. The basic overview of the event is as follows:

  • It is a standard day and a half meeting with a Social on the Monday evening.
  • Members are encouraged to provide lightning talks on their networks with these often taking place before a refreshment or lunch break.
  • Registration opens at 1200.
  • Wireless connectivity plus a light lunch and refreshments will be available from late morning.
  • The meeting commences at 1330 with day one closing at approximately 1830.
  • Drinks will be available from 1800 until 1900
  • On day two (Tuesday) refreshments will be available from 0930 in readiness for a 1000 meeting start.
  • The LINX AGM and Board Elections will be held at 1430 with the result announced at 1545.
  • The event will close at around 1630.

LINX97, AGM and Election Papers

A number of links to papers and other information for this meeting are available below. The remainder will be added shortly.

AGM and Board Election Papers


Monday Topic Speaker
12:00 PM Registration Opens
Light lunch and refreshments plus free wireless connectivity available
13:30 PM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
13:35 PM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX96 Minutes (Monday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Kurtis Lindqvist
13:45 PM LINX CEO's Quarterly Report John Souter
14:20 PM Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Finsar Craig Thompson
14:50 PM RIPE Policy update Nigel Titley
15:00 PM 20 minute refreshment break -
15:20 PM LINX Technology (Part 1) Richard Petrie
15:50 PM Public Affairs update (Part 1) Malcolm Hutty
16:30 PM 20 minute refreshment break -
16:50 PM Board election candidate Q&As John Souter
17:30 PM Member Talk -
18:00 PM Day 1 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments etc
Kurtis Lindqvist
18:15 PM LINX97 Evening Social Event (Sponsored by MRV)
Following drinks at the venue there will be an evening social with food held at on offsite venue from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. This is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX97 event in person.
Tuesday Topic Speaker
09:30 AM Registration Opens -
10:00 AM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
10:05 AM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX96 Minutes (Tuesday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Howard Fisher
10:15 AM LINX Technology (Part 2) Mike Hellers
10:40 AM Member Talk -
11:05 AM Gold Sponsor Presentation:Ciena -
11:20 AM Annual Accounts presentation John Souter
11:25 AM 20 minute coffee break -
11:45 AM Guest IXP Presentation -
12:15 PM Consultation -
12:50 PM Board Governance update Murray Steele
13:00 PM Lunch -
14:00 PM Afternoon session starts Richard Petrie
14:05 PM Member talk -
14:30 PM Annual General Meeting, including:
- LINX General Meeting Minutes
- Annual accounts
- Board Election
14:40 PM LINX Product update: Bi-directional Optical Transceivers Jo Fereday
14:55 PM LINX History Talk LINX in the 90s Paul Thornton
14:25 PM 10 minute comfort break -
15:35 PM Announcement of Council Election Result Howard Fisher
15:40 PM LINX Technology (Part 3) -
16:05 PM Public Affairs update (Part 2) Malcolm Hutty
16:40 PM Day 2 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win accommodation at LINX98
Kurtis Lindqvist
16:45 PM End of day two of LINX97 -


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