Nominations for Program Committee Membership

The NANOG Steering and Program Committees are soliciting nominations
for eight positions on the Program Committee, with two-year terms
starting after the October 2005 meeting.

According to the charter[1]:

   "The Steering Committee will select the Program Committee with
   at least half of the members being chosen from among those current
   members willing to continue service, in order to provide continuity
   and preserve institutional memory of the programming process."

Therefore, eight Program Committee slots will be filled by candidates
from this pool of volunteers and current PC members. (The remaining
eight slots have terms ending at the Fall, 2006 meeting.)

** Procedure **

To nominate yourself or someone else, please send mail to with the following, no later than Friday,
September 23:

- Your name
- Nominee's name (if not you)
- Nominee's email address
- Nominee's phone number
- Reasons why you believe the nominee is qualified to
   serve on the Program Committee.

A committee member will contact each of the nominees to verify
interest and possibly request additional information.

The list of confirmed nominees will be posted on September 26.
Public comments will be invited and accepted for one week.

The Steering Committee, in conjunction with the current Program
Committee, will then select the eight people to fill these positions.
The results will be announced on Monday, October 10.

** Eligibility **

The charter states:

   "To be eligible to be appointed as a member of the Program
   Committee, an individual must have attended one NANOG meeting
   within the prior calendar year (12 months). "

** Duties **

Again quoting the charter:

   "The Program Committee is responsible for motivating/soliciting
   people to submit interesting talks, selecting the submissions which
   seem most appropriate (with some attention to presentation skills),
   and following up with speakers after acceptances to ensure that
   presentations are completed in time, with ample warning of potential
   problems with the presentation."

   "Each member of the Program Committee must review all presentations
   submitted for each meeting. The Chair may excuse a member from
   one meeting's review cycle due to extenuating circumstances, but
   if a member misses two meetings in a row, he or she may be removed
   from the committee."

** Length of term **

These positions are for two years, beginning after the Fall 2005
meeting, and ending with the Fall 2007 meeting.

If you have any further questions, please post to the nanog-futures list,
or contact the Steering Committee at

  Randy Bush, SC Chair
  Steve Feldman, PC Chair

[1] The full charter is available at