NANOG 83 call for presentations is open

NANOG Community,

The NANOG Program Committee (PC) would like to remind you they are accepting proposals for in-person or remote presentations at all sessions of NANOG 83, our first hybrid meeting, taking place in Minneapolis, MN on November 1st-3rd, 2021. Below is a summary of key details and dates from the Call For Presentations on the NANOG website, which can be found at

Don’t wait! Presentation abstracts and draft slides should be submitted no later than Monday, September 27, 2021. 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. 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 form

Timeline for submission and proposal review:

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

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

  • FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE Draft presentation slides should be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (September 27, 2021).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted on October 18, 2021).

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Submitters notified.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (October 4, 2021 for Pre-recordings and October 22, 2021 for in-person presentations).

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 83 Calendar of Events



July 19, 2021

CFP Announced

Sept 27, 2021

Submission Deadline: Abstracts WITH Draft Presentation Slides Due

Oct 4, 2021

Pre-Record Presentation FINAL Slides Due

Oct 4, 2021

Topics List + Highlights Posted

Oct 15, 2021

Speaker Presentation Recordings Finalized

Oct 18, 2021

NANOG 83 Agenda Published

Oct 22, 2021

In-Person Presentation FINAL Slides Due

Nov 1-3, 2021

NANOG 83 Conference

Final slides for pre-recorded presentations must be submitted by Monday, October 4, 2021. NO changes will be accepted between the recording date and the conference. Final slides for in-person presentations must be submitted by Friday, October 22, 2021. Materials received after that date may be updated on the website after the completion of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in November!


Cat Gurinsky

Program Committee Chair

Sent on behalf of the NANOG PC