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APC’s fifteenth year will be remembered with a sense of bereavement as well as achievement. Networks gain their energy and character from the people inside them, and the loss of a close network partner makes a difference. One of APC’s longest-serving council and board members, Chris Nicol from Pangea in Barcelona, died on 29 August. At the same time, the APC network continued to grow in size and diversity. This was demonstrated powerfully at two events in 2005. First, the APC council meeting in October in Varna, Bulgaria, where some of APC’s founders gathered together with new members and staff. And, second, the culmination of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in November, where the APC stand, inside the Building Communications Opportunities (BCO) village in the exhibition centre, overflowed with members and partners from around the world.