Introduction to MEF Meetings
Our next Quarterly Members Meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA on January 23-26, 2017. Our Quarterly and Annual Meetings are the gathering place of our increasingly diverse membership community with the goals of:
Backdrop to the Los Angeles Meeting/Areas of Work Focus
MEF is clearly established as the driving force enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services. These emerging services provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities and cloud connectivity. Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0.
On November 10, 2016, MEF concluded its very successful MEF16 event, attracting more than 1,000 registrants from 260 companies and 30 countries. As we communicated in the concluding MEF 16 press release, the work of MEF and our industry partners have contributed significantly to the advancement of Third Network Services. Three major resultant themes shaped the development of the MEF16 program and were manifested in the popular Proof of Concept Showcase, the centerpiece of the Networking Hall. These were:
At the Los Angeles meeting, building on the $80B+ annual CE market, we will progress existing work and generate new projects in the four areas as depicted in the following diagram:
About the Los Angeles Meeting Agenda
The Los Angeles agenda (currently preliminary) is designed to address the diverse interests of our membership. The agenda includes:
Remote Meeting Access
While attending in person is most effective, we provide remote access for selected sessions for members who are unable to attend via GoToMeeting - MEF Members Meeting Remote Access
Accessing Meeting Materials
Hotel & Transportation Information
Westin Long Beach
The Westin Long Beach located on Ocean Boulevard is approximately 40 minutes from LAX Airport (depending on traffic) with beach access, and within walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The hotel sits across the street from the Terrace Theater, Performing Arts Center and is close to the Aquarium and the famous Queen Mary. The weather in Long Beach in January is typically 14°C/58°F.
MEF special rate of USD $189 plus 15.195% tax includes guest room wi-fi. This rate is available three (3) days prior and post event subject to availability. All reservations require a credit card. Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty or charges. In the event of a cancellation or no-show you will be charged one night's fee of USD $189.
Deadline for hotel reservations is January 5, 2017
Book your Hotel: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1609212212&key=34F2A0FC - or - call the hotel directly at +1 562-436-3000
Detailed Committee, Office of the CTO/Open Initiative Agendas (Login Required)
Week at a Glance