NANOG 79 Call For Presentations

Vincent Celindro <>

Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 5:57 PM

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Dear NANOG Community,

In NANOG tradition - The NANOG Program Committee (PC) is excited to announce that we are accepting proposals for all sessions at NANOG 79 in Boston, Massachusetts, June 1st - 3rd, 2020.

As mentioned during the community meeting at NANOG 78 in San Francisco, the Call For Presentations, CFP, is now open all year round, for current and future meetings.

Below is a summary of key details and dates for the CFP, which can also be found at

Given by many of the industry’s top minds, presentations at NANOG meetings are meant to spark the imagination, encourage dialog, and drive new solutions to our greatest networking challenges. The PC is currently seeking proposals, and also welcomes suggestions for speakers and topics. Presentations may cover current technologies, soon-to-be deployed technologies, and industry innovation. Vendors are welcome to submit talks which cover relevant technologies and capabilities, but presentations should not be promotional, or discuss proprietary solutions.

We understand you may have concerns regarding the COVID 19 coronavirus. To date, the areas of the world most impacted by the virus are outside the North American region, which NANOG serves. The NANOG Board of Directors and executive team are closely watching the latest news reports as information about the virus rapidly changes, and how this may or may not impact the upcoming conference. There is no information at this time that suggests we should cancel NANOG 79, but we assure you we’ll keep the entire NANOG community up to date as information changes, and we learn more.

The primary speaker, moderator, or author should submit a presentation proposal and abstract via the Program Committee Tool at:

  • Sign in with your Profile Account

  • Select the type of talk you propose to present, and complete the title and abstract

Timeline for submission and proposal review:

  • Submitter enters abstract (and draft slides if possible) in Program Committee Tool prior to the deadline for slide submission.

  • PC performs initial review and assigns a “shepherd” to help develop the submission — within 2 weeks.

  • Submitter develops draft slides of talk if not already submitted with the initial proposal. Please submit initial draft slides early — the PC does not evaluate submissions until draft slides are available for review. A NANOG slide template as well as presentation guidelines are available here.

  • Panel and Track submissions should provide a topic list and intended/confirmed participants in the abstract.

  • PC reviews the slides and continues to work with Submitter as needed to develop the topic.

  • Draft presentation slides should be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (April 13th, 2020).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted by May 18th, 2020).

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Submitters notified.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (May 25th, 2020).

If you think you have an interesting topic but want feedback or suggestions for developing an idea into a presentation, please email the PC (, and a representative will respond to you in a timely manner. Otherwise, submit your talk, keynote, track, or panel proposal to the Program Committee Tool at your earliest convenience. We look forward to reviewing your submission!

Key dates for NANOG 79:

Final slides must be submitted by Monday, May 25th, 2020, and no changes will be accepted between that date and the conference. Materials received after that date may be updated on the website after the completion of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston in June!


Vincent Celindro - PC Chair

On behalf of the NANOG Program Committee