Lifetime Achievement Award: Nominate Your Candidate before 10 March


LACNIC has launched a call for the nomination of candidates to receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors outstanding individuals who are part of the Internet community for their contribution to the development of the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Nominations will be accepted until 10 March through the platform at, where anyone interested in promoting such personalities to receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award can complete the corresponding candidate nomination form.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the LACNIC Board to honor those individuals who have long devoted their efforts to the development of the Information Society within the region and whose achievements have set an example for the rest of the community. The award was launched in 2009. Since then, eighteen personalities have received this honor.

This recognition also recognizes those persons who have made significant contributions to the Internet community.

Jurors for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be Ida Holz, Rodrigo de la Parra, Rafael Ibarra, Ben Petrazzini, Carolina Aguerre, Selby Wilson, and Jesús Martinez. To learn more about the nomination terms and conditions, go to

Winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Since its first edition in 2009, 18 leaders from 13 different countries throughout the region have received this award, including Ida Holz of Uruguay (who received the first Award in 2009), Argentine entrepreneur Marcos Galperín, Demi Getschko of Brazil, Bevil Wooding of Trinidad and Tobago, and, more recently, Alejandro Pisanty of Mexico who received his Award in 2016.

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