The Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) is an organisation that aims to facilitate collaboration and information exchange among research and education networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Twice a year, APAN organizes meetings that bring together researchers, educators, network engineers, and policymakers to discuss new technologies, share best practices, and explore innovative solutions for research and education networking.

The wonderful island of Sri Lanka will be the destination of APAN56, a significant event that will unite the brightest minds from the Asia-Pacific research and education community. For five days, from the 21st to the 25th of August 2023, in Colombo will serve as the perfect background for attendees to address common challenges and opportunities in advanced networking.

APAN56 provides a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate, exchange ideas, and develop new technologies that will contribute to the growth and development of the region. Attendees will be able to share their experiences and knowledge, leading to the creation of advanced network technologies and the exploration of innovative solutions for research and education networking.

Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) will be hosting the event, ensuring it is executed flawlessly. APAN56 is not just any meeting, but a platform for experts from the Asia-Pacific research and education community to come together and unlock endless possibilities united with the APAN member NRENs. The event promises to be a vital catalyst in advancing the Asia-Pacific region’s research and education networking community.