Reminder to Submit Presentations for NANOG 89

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 89, taking place in San Diego on 16-18 Oct 2023. Below is a summary of key details and dates from the Call For Presentations on the NANOG website, which can be found at

Requested Topics:

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

  • Network Automation - practical uses, how to get started

  • Future of Networking - forecast for changes in technology, design, applications

  • Research & Education - what research is happening now in network operations

  • Security - various protocols of, developments in, problems/solutions

  • Optical Networking - technology, practice, deployment options

  • Tutorials - all levels, IPv6, BGP, Segment Routing, DNS, MPLS, VXLAN

We are looking to schedule over 1,600 minutes of content between General Session and Breakout Rooms for NANOG 89, and have confirmed 510 minutes already - so don’t wait! Presentation abstracts and draft slides should be submitted no later than Monday, 28 Aug 2023 to be considered for NANOG 89.

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 (28 Aug 2023).

  • PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda (posted on 25 Sep 2023).

  • Submitters notified.

  • Agenda assembled and posted.

  • Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published deadline for slides (09 Oct 2023 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 89 Calendar of Events





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    Fri, 7 July 2023


    CFP Reminder Announcement


    Mon, 28 Aug 2023


    DRAFT Presentation Slides Due


    Mon, 11 Sep 2023


    Topics List Published


    Mon, 25 Sep 2023


    Meeting Agenda Published


    Mon, 09 Oct 2023


    Final Slides DUE


    Sun, 15 Oct 2023


    On-Site Lightning Talk Submissions Open


Final slides for accepted presentations must be submitted by Monday, 09 Oct 2023. 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