What to Expect

ARIN meetings are filled with interesting sessions, networking breaks, policy discussions, socials, and more. You will want to get the most of your time at the meeting, so make sure to read up on the meeting agenda in order to know where to be when.

Registration & Help Desk Hours

Checking in or just checking up on your resources or voting status? Please visit the registration and help desks listed below for help!

All registration and help desks will be located in the Lone Star Ballroom Foyer.

Meeting Registration Desk Hours

  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Elections Desk Hours

  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday:  8:00 - 9:00 AM; 3:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Friday:  8:00 - 9:00 AM; 12:00 - 1:00 PM

ARIN Registration Services Help Desk

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday Events

Newcomer Orientation

Wednesday, 30 October at 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Room 307

We welcome all first-time ARIN meeting attendees to come learn about ARIN and find out how to make the most of your meeting experience! This one-hour session gives a short overview of ARIN, what to expect, and how to participate in the meeting. Bring your questions and meet some of the ARIN management team and staff, as well as fellow newcomers.


Public Policy Tutorial

Wednesday, 30 October at 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 307

Whether you are new to ARIN meetings and the PDP, or a veteran wishing to refine your knowledge and skills, we encourage you to attend this informative session. This session gives an in-depth look at ARIN's Policy Development Process, and what to expect at the upcoming policy discussions during the general session.

Prepare to Participate

Get ready to join in conversations about current Internet number resource policies. The four most important things you can familiarize yourself with before the meeting are:

In addition, we have many educational resources for you to get up to speed to participate in your first ARIN meeting! These include:

Remote Participants

We want your experience to be as close to being at the meeting as possible. As a first-time remote participant, the most important thing to check is that you have gone through all of the registration steps to ensure you can utilize all the remote chat and polling options in addition to the live transcript and webcast. Please see the Remote Participation page for details, and if you haven't done so, register today using either the link below or in the side navigation!

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