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 77, 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 are easily recognised by the special red t-shirts they will be wearing at RIPE 77. Feel free to approach them if you need anything at all. 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 during the meeting or beforehand, you can also email

Newcomers’ Introduction Talk

When: Monday, 15 October, 11:30-12:30
Where: Main Room, first floor

If this is your first RIPE Meeting, the Newcomers’ Introduction Talk is highly recommended. It covers the format of RIPE Meetings and gives a short overview of RIPE and the RIPE NCC. This introduction also offers you the chance to meet key players and familiar faces from the RIPE community.

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

We will use Slido for this event. This tool will be used to gather live anonymous feedback during the session.

Monday, 15 October 11:30 - 12:30

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

Newcomers’ Reception

When: Tuesday, 16 October, 19:00-20:00
Where: Witte Leeuw room, first floor

The Meet & Greet Team invite you for drinks, snacks and conversation 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!