Reminder to Submit Presentations for NANOG 86

NANOG Community,

The NANOG Program Committee (PC) would like to remind you that we are accepting proposals for in-person or live remote presentations at all sessions of NANOG 86, a hybrid meeting, taking place in Hollywood, California on 17-19 Oct 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 dialogue, 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:

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).

We are looking to schedule 1,020 minutes of content for NANOG 86, and have confirmed 135 minutes already - so don’t wait! Presentation abstracts and draft slides should be submitted no later than Monday, 15 Aug 2022 to be considered for NANOG 86. .

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 (15 Aug 2022).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted on 3 Oct 2022).

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Submitters notified.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (10 Oct 2022 for in person + live remote 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, tutorial, track, or panel proposal to the Program Committee Tool at your earliest convenience. We look forward to reviewing your submission!

NANOG 86 Calendar of Events



27 Jun 2022

CFP Reminder Announcement

18 Jul 2022

CFP Reminder 2 Announcement

15 Aug 2022

DRAFT Presentation Slides Due

19 Sep 2022

Topics List Published

3 Oct 2022

Meeting Agenda Published

10 Oct 2022

Final Slides DUE


Remote Presenter Tech Rehearsal

16 Oct 2022

On-Site Lightning Talk Submissions Open

Final slides for presentations must be submitted by Monday, 10 Oct 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 October!


Cat Gurinsky

Program Committee Chair

Sent on behalf of the NANOG PC