NANOG 81: Call For Presentations

NANOG Community,

The NANOG Program Committee (PC) would like to remind you they are accepting proposals for all sessions at NANOG 81, February 8-10, 2021. Below is a summary of key details and dates from the Call For Presentations on the NANOG website, which can 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.

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. NANOG Staff is available to assist with slide templates upon request from the submitter.

  • 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 (Dec. 14, 2020).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted on Jan. 25, 2021).

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Submitters notified.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (Jan. 11, 2021).

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!

NANOG 81 Calendar of Events

Final slides must be submitted by Monday, January 11, 2021, 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 February on our virtual platform!


Steve Feldman

On behalf of the NANOG PC