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Quick Links: Registration Agendas: Summary Agenda | APAC LSO Hackathon | Services Committee | LSO Committee | Applications Committee | Office of the CTO | Marketing Committee | Certification Committee

Thank you to our SponsorSponsored By:

Introduction to the APAC Special Members Meeting & APAC LSO Hackathon

MEF Quarterly and Annual Meetings are the gathering place of our increasingly diverse membership community where we:

  • Inform members of active work taking place across projects and other initiatives
  • On-board and educate new member companies and participants
  • Brainstorm and initiate new work in support of MEF's vision
  • Conduct LSO Hackathons at selected meetings
  • Network with MEF colleagues and representatives of partner organizations from around the globe, such as open source projects and standards organizations

Singapore will employ an agenda especially tailored to the needs of the APAC region

  • Day 1 Extended Plenary Session: Presentations and panels involving MEF leadership, global operators, APAC members and industry analysts
  • Opening Reception: Immediately following the plenary, join us for our welcome reception, a great opportunity to network with your industry peers!
  • Day 2 MEF Workshops: Third Network services, LSO & Open APIs, open reference implementations, new certification programs
  • Day 2- 4 First Ever MEF APAC LSO Hackathon:  Enables Open Source community developers, networking experts and technology vendors to collaborate and develop solutions based on MEF work. Click here to register for the APAC LSO Hackathon
  • Day 2 - 4 Committee Working Meetings: Progressing the numerous works of MEF, with special emphasis on APAC member engagement

MEF's Major Work Areas

  • Applications  - A new Applications Committee will commence work at the Raleigh meeting.  See the MEF Organizational &  Aquisition Announcement
  • Third Network Services  - including orchestrated Layer 1-3 connectivity services (e.g., wavelengths, CE 2.0, and IP), SD-WAN managed services, and Layer 4-7 services (NFV-based virtualized security).
  • LSO & open standardized APIs  - enabling service orchestration across multiple provider networks and multiple technology domains within provider networks (Packet WAN, Optical Transport, SD-WAN, 5G)
  • Software-driven reference implementations  - OpenLSO, OpenCS, LSO Hackathon, UNITE, MEFnet, MEF Software Developer Community
  • Certification programs for services, equipment, professionals - transitioning to an “orchestrated services” certification program and aligning equipment and professional certification programs with that.



Save the Date Athens!:  Q2 Quarterly Members Meeting & Euro18 LSO Hackathon April 23-26, 2018.Click here for details 


Venue Information -  Coming Soon


Join Us  

MEF Member Meetings are exclusively for MEF Members. MEF welcomes potential member companies who would like to audit one quarterly meeting with an interest in membership. Contact Lori Vachon,

Members Meeting Sponsorships


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

To access meeting materials you will need a Wiki account – signup here or contact Alysia Bennet,



Additional agenda details coming soon.

Table Plus

Mon, Jan 29

Orientation, BoD, Editing Sessions and Opening Plenary

Times are approximate, check detailed agendas, when available, for exact times.
7:30-9:00Breakfast Served in Hotel Restaurant

Member Orientation
Session will introduce attendees to the work of MEF, member tools and engagement opportunities

Pre-Meeting Project Editing Sessions

Specific projects TBD

Board of Directors Meeting


All Members - Opening Plenary  (preliminary)

  • Opening Remarks - Kevin Vachon, MEF COO
  • President's Report - Nan Chen, MEF President, Executive Vice Chairman, CENX
  • Host Sponsor Opening Keynote
  • MEF Technical Vision - Pascal Menezes, MEF CTO
    • Introducing MEF3.0
    • MEF Project Dashboard
  • MEF APAC Operator Panel - topic and panelistsTBD
  • MEF Global Operator Panel - topic and panelists TBD
5:30-6:45Welcome Reception
Tue, Jan 30MEF WorkshopsCommittee Sessions - TBDMEF APAC LSO Hackathon
7:30-8:30Breakfast Served in Hotel Restaurant
8:30-10:15Workshop I – Introducing MEF 3.0Committee Sessions

LSO Hackathon

10:30-12:30Workshop II – LSO: Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider LSO APIs for Orchestrated Services
1:30-3:00Workshop III – LSO: Open Reference Implementations & MEFnet   Committee Sessions

LSO Hackathon

3:15-5:30Workshop IV – New Services, Technology & Professional Certification Programs  
Wed, Jan 31Services CommitteeLSO CommitteeApplications CommitteeOffice of the CTOMarketing and Certification CommitteeMEF APAC LSO Hackathon
7:30-8:30Breakfast Served in Hotel Restaurant
8:30-10:30Opening Technical Plenary Session - All Committees

LSO Hackathon

1:30-5:30Working meetingWorking meetingWorking meetingWorking meetingWorking meeting

LSO Hackathon

Thu, Feb 1Services CommitteeLSO CommitteeApplications CommitteeOffice of the CTOMarketing and Certification CommitteeMEF APAC LSO Hackathon
7:30-8:30Breakfast Served in Hotel Restaurant
8:30- 12:30Working meetingWorking meetingWorking meetingWorking meetingWorking meetingLSO Hackathon
1:30 - 5:30

Closing Technical Plenary Session - All Committees

LSO Hackathon




titleMEF Support Staff  Contact us with Questions!

Kevin Vachon | Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Bar-Lev  | Director, Office of the CTO

Lori Vachon | Director, Global Events & Member Support

Katie Billand  | Events Manager

Rick Bauer | Director, Certification Programs

MEF MEF | Director of Product Marketing

Stan Hubbard | Director of Communications & Research

Ana Maciel | Manager, Marketing Programs & Member Support

Mary Hecht-Kissell | Sr. Mgr., Marketing Programs & Member Support

Pascal Menezes | CTO

Kirby Russell | Director of Technical Services

Alysia Bennett | Manager, Administration

Tom Dickson | Technical Support Specialist

title2017 & 2018 Member Meetings
October 23-26, 2017Raleigh, North Carolina
MEF17 - November 13-16, 2017Orlando, Florida
January 29 - February 1, 2018Singapore
April 23-26, 2018Athens, Greece
July 23-26, 2018Nashville, Tennessee
October 22-25, 2018TBD
MEF18 - Late OctoberTBD