Held three times a year, IETF meetings are week-long "gatherings of the tribes". The primary goal is to allow key working groups to accomplish their tasks and mix with other working groups across disciplines.
IETF Meetings start Monday morning and run through Friday afternoon (13:30), with late scheduling changes. Newcomers' training and technical tutorials take place the previous Sunday afternoon.
IETF Hackathons encourage developers to collaborate and develop utilities, ideas, sample code and solutions that show practical implementations of IETF standards.
IETF Meetings are held three times per year around the world to promote in-person attendance by IETF participants.
IETF meetings are held three times a year. The first IETF meeting was held in San Diego in January, 1986.
The work of the IETF is largely conducted over mailing lists; however, some working groups also occasionally hold "interim" meetings, either face-to-face or virtually via conference calls.