This report is provided in advance of IETF101 for the purpose of giving IETF 
participants more detail of the current work of the IAOC. Please feel free to 
bring any questions about its contents to the IETF Plenary in London, or share 
them directly with the IAOC (

The IETF’s 2018 budget has been finalized, and will shortly be available, along 
with a narrative outline of its important features, Key things to note are that the 
IETF’s 2018 expenses are budgeted to be the same as for 2017, and registration 
and sponsorship revenue for 2018 are projected to be in line with 2017 actual 
revenue. Meeting fees have not been raised in several years, even as meeting 
expenses have increased. While there is no current plan to raise meeting fees 
in 2018, the budget advice for 2019 and beyond does project a requirement for 
meeting registration fee increases. The IAOC Finance Committee has been working 
on documenting the IETF’s financial model (codifying expectations of revenue 
and expenditures), which should help set expectations for different revenue 
streams, going forward. At the same time, sponsorship remains an important part 
of the IETF’s budget picture, as does the Internet Society’s continued fin
 ancial support. On the subject of sponsorship, the IAOC looks forward to the 
successful contracting of professional fundraising expertise — an update is 
expected imminently.

Following up on the IAD transition, the IAOC conducted a 90-day review 
discussion with Portia Wenze-Danley. The IAOC plans to continue these regular 
check-ins throughout the transition process.

Since IETF 100, two regular work items have completed smoothly. The RFP for the 
development of RFC Format Tools yielded a contract awarded to Soaring Hawk
 The RFP for IETF Legal Services also concluded successfully, with the 
engagement of Brad Biddle of Brad Biddle of Biddle Law PC, and David Wilson of 
Thompson Hine LLP, to serve as IETF's new legal counsel

One regular work item that had some challenges was the finalization of the 
venue for IETF 103. Happily, in the end, things have been worked out with the 
contract (as you know, IETF 103 will be in Bangkok
 The most important thing to take away from this experience is that contract 
negotiations can have some difficult moments, and on some future occasion it 
may be important for the IAOC to execute a fallback plan. We are happy with the 
outcome, and pleased that we didn’t have to exercise a fallback plan this time, 
but you can rest assured that there was reading and consideration of the 
soon-to-be-published MTGVENUE document.

Looking ahead, during the week of IETF 101 and/or at its retreat, the IAOC will 
be constituting its committees, as it does every year. There is an open call 
for volunteers from the community, for those who have the desire and ability to 
help. (See
 Also, the IAOC will have its annual retreat in late April. Concrete 
suggestions for improving transparency would be welcomed, for discussion at 
that retreat.

At IETF 101, the IAOC welcomes two new members: Glenn Deen and Andrew Sullivan 
will replace departing IAOC appointees Tobias Gondrom and myself (Leslie 
Daigle) whose terms are concluding.

IAOC Chair, for the IAOC.

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