Remote Participation at IETF 101

The IETF continues to look for ways to improve the remote participant experience.


If you know you will be unable to travel to the meeting and would like to participate remotely, you must register as a remote participant. There is currently no fee to be a remote participant at an IETF meeting but registration is required. If you do not want to register, you may opt to listen to the liveaudio stream of the sessions instead.

The IETF attempts to provide a worthwhile experience for remote attendees. As such, there are a number of different ways to experience an IETF meeting even if you cannot be in the room itself. 

  Audio Streaming Jabber/XMPP Groupchat Mailing Lists Meetecho
Audio Yes No No Yes
Video No No No Yes
Archives/Logs/Recordings available Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enables interaction between local and remote participants No Yes Yes Yes

Meeting Agenda

The official meeting agenda will be available at:

You can access session materials (agendas, presentations, etc.) from the online agenda. In addition, you can use the agenda to join the session audio stream, video (Meetecho) and jabber room.

Audio Streaming

The IETF provides audio streaming for each breakout and plenary session. Please note that the audio stream is often shut down between sessions, so if you join early, you may hear silence. You can access the audio streams from within the official meeting agenda.

After the meeting, audio recordings can also accessed from within the agenda.

Meetecho (Video)

Meetecho offers a synchronized view of the official Jabber room, the current slides being presented, a shared note taking editor, and an audio/video stream from the room. All sessions (including tutorials) will be supported by Meetecho at IETF 101. You must use your IETF registration ID to login to the Meetecho sessions.

Meetecho can also support remote presentations, although that must be arranged in advance by filling out this form.

For additional informaiton about Meetecho, please see the Meetecho @ IETF101 page.

Jabber/XMPP Groupchat

Each Working Group/BOF session has an associated chatroom that is open during the meeting. The session scribe will type a running commentary as to what is going on in the room. During question time, remote participants can type questions into the chatroom and the scribe will pass the question along to the speaker.

Generally speaking, the chatroom name is the working group, e.g. Plenary sessions use the chatroom

For general chat and nonspecific conversations, connect to; this is the default social chatroom for the IETF. Links to the Jabber rooms for specific sessions can be accessed from the official meeting agenda.

Mailing Lists

Each IETF meeting has an attendee discussion list where attendees can connect with each other regarding issues related to the meeting. Attendees are given the opportunity to subscribe to this mailing list when they register for the meeting. In addition, there are a number of social email lists for more specific topics.

For information about subscribing to the current meeting email lists, please see