Reminder to Submit Presentations for NANOG 85

NANOG Community,

The NANOG Program Committee (PC) would like to remind you that we are accepting proposals for in-person or remote presentations at all sessions of NANOG 85, a hybrid meeting, taking place in Montréal, QC, Canada on June 6th-8th, 2022. 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. 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.

Requested Topics:

June 6th is the 10 year anniversary for World IPv6 Launch Day! As a result, for NANOG 85 we have chosen this for our theme and are actively seeking talks about IPv6.

Additionally, based on feedback from our survey results, we have seen numerous requests for the following topics:

  • Network Automation

  • Tutorials (IPv6, BGP, Segment Routing, DNS)

  • Security (developments in, problems/solutions, various protocols of).

Don’t wait! Presentation abstracts and draft slides should be submitted no later than Monday, April 25, 2022.

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 (April 25, 2022).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted on May 23, 2022).

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Submitters notified.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (May 20, 2022 for Remote/Pre-recordings and May 31, 2022 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 85 Calendar of Events



March 7, 2021

CFP Announced

April 25, 2022

Submission Deadline: Abstracts WITH Draft Presentation Slides Due

May 9, 2022

Topics List + Highlights Posted

May 23, 2022

NANOG 85 Agenda Published

May 20, 2022

Pre-Record Presentation FINAL Slides Due

May 20, 2022

Speaker Presentation Recordings Finalized

May 31, 2022

In-Person Presentation FINAL Slides Due

June 6-8, 2022

NANOG 85 Conference

Final slides for pre-recorded presentations must be submitted by Friday, May 20, 2022. NO changes will be accepted between the recording date and the conference. Final slides for in-person presentations must be submitted by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Materials received after that date may be updated on the website after the completion of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in June!


Cat Gurinsky

Program Committee Chair

Sent on behalf of the NANOG PC