Join our Virtual Annual Meeting!

MEF is sharply focused on driving transformation to dynamic, assured, and certified network services across a global federation of automated networks.

We are enabling service providers to (1) innovate with highly synergized overlay and underlay network services, (2) accelerate the rollout of MEF 3.0 certified services powered by certified technologies and professionals, and (3) federate with increased implementation of inter-provider LSO Sonata APIs worldwide.

Your leadership team is enthusiastically preparing for what is certain to be an extremely productive Annual Members Meeting!

The Opening Plenary will be held on Monday 27 July with committee meetings on Tuesday 28 July through Friday 31 July including the closing plenary on that day. See the column on the right for a sampling of topics and see below the summary agenda with links to detailed committee tracks, supporting content and project pages. 

Join us as we continue to progress our work in this new virtual era!


Meeting Topics

Agenda at a Glance

For Committee & Editing Session Zoom links, please see the Committee Agenda pages (linked below)

Times are in EDT and approximate, check detailed agendas for exact times.

Mon 27 July


9:00-10:45

Applications Committee
Editing Session

LSO Committee
Editing Sessions
10:45-11:00Break

11:00-12:15

Opening Plenary – Part I

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Chairman's Welcome
Introduction to the Annual Meeting
President's Report - Fiscal Year in Review
MEF Professional Awards - Recognizing Excellence in Leadership & Contributions
MEF Events and Special Programs - 2020/2021

12:15-12:30Break
12:30-14:00

Opening Plenary – Part II

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CTO Report: MEF Technical Strategy Highlights 2020
Committee Agenda Previews
End of Board of Directors Voting & Elections Results

14:15-16:00Services Committee
Editing Session
LSO Committee
Editing Session

Tue 28 July

Plenary & Committee Meetings

3:00-4:30
Commercial & Business Committee

9:00-15:00

Services & Applications Committees

LSO Committee Editing Sessions


Board of Directors Meeting (10:00 - 13:00)
13:30-15:00Commercial & Business Committee
15:00-16:00

Birds of a Feather (Log in for Recording Link)


Blockchain applications for telecoms

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  • Identity management (applicable for API security and more)
  • Reputation (SLA, Financial)
  • Bilateral, Multilateral, Omnilateral DLTs
  • Lifecycle automation
  • Settlement automation
  • Secured/Trusted transactions
  • Disintermediation of 3rd party “top level orchestrators”

Wed 29 July

Committee Meetings

8:00-9:00

Test & Certification Committee (8:00-14:00)

9:00-14:00

Services & Applications Committees

LSO Committee

14:00-15:00

Thu 30 July

Committee Meetings

9:00-10:00

Services & Applications Committees

LSO Committee

Marketing Projects


10:00-11:00

MEF 3.0 Proofs of Concept (10:00 - 11:00)

11:00-15:00


Fri 31 July


9:00-10:30

Closing Plenary

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Committee Readouts
Upcoming Events and Announcements

11:00-15:00Services Committee Editing SessionLSO Committee Editing Sessions

Members will need a Wiki account to access agendas & materials. Signup here or contact Tom@mef.net

Why Participate

  • Fully engage with MEF leaders & subject matter experts in a virtual environment.

  • Get updates on the latest standards developments impacting your business.

  • Connect with customers, peers, and suppliers through online networking tools.

  • Collaborate on key service, automation/ orchestration, certification, marketing & other initiatives.

  • Listen, learn, and influence working projects pertinent to your role.

Upcoming Events

  • Q4 Virtual Members Meeting, 26-30 October