AfPIF 2023 Call for Papers is Open

The AfPIF-2023 Program Committee is now seeking contributions for presentations and panels for the AfPIF 2023 event.

The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is a 3-day event which addresses the key interconnection, peering, and traffic exchange opportunities and challenges on the continent and provides participants with global and regional insights for maximizing opportunities that will help grow Internet infrastructure and services in Africa. The forum targets executives, business development managers, peering coordinators, and engineers from Internet exchange points (IXPs), network operators, content providers, and infrastructure providers.

The conference format consists of keynotes, presentations, panel sessions, tutorials, and lightning talks. There are also dedicated networking sessions and social events.

We are looking for individuals who can participate in the conference sessions as a speaker, convene and chair panel sessions, and deliver commercial and technical tutorials in the following thematic areas:

  • Peering and transit strategies
  • Interconnection policy and regulation
  • Data Centers and content development
  • New technologies and innovations related to peering and interconnection
  • Research on the African Internet including routing and network interconnection.
  • Experiences and lessons learnt from deploying Internet infrastructure
  • WomenTechConnect: Discussions to help make the Internet engineering space one that’s more comfortable with gender diversity.
  • Other matters that relate to peering and interconnection

The deadline for submissions is: June 28, 2023

For more information, or to make a submission, please visit the AfPIF website: