The NANOG 81 Virtual Agenda is LIVE 🎉

Scope out the three-day program

The full agenda of peer-reviewed presentations, keynotes, and panels is now LIVE. Thanks to our Host Sponsor Verisign for making it all possible!

Don’t forget to register in advance and set up your NANOG account, if you haven’t already. Complimentary Conference Registration is also available to anyone who’d like to attend NANOG 81 Virtual for free — thanks to our Fellowship Sponsor Internet Society!

In this email:

  • Program highlights

  • Accessing the webcast

  • Keynotes

  • Real-time polling

  • Newcomers, Women in Tech, BoFs

  • Virtual Expo

  • Our Sponsors

Scroll on to learn more, and get ready to join us online from your desktop or mobile device, February 8-10!

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There’s something for everyone at NANOG 81 Virtual

The conference will feature presentations on ROA deployments, automation, and security, to keynotes, lightning talks, and a panel on RIRs featuring representatives from AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE NCC.

Sessions will be held each day of the conference from 12pm to 5pm EST. The webcast will be available at On Mon, 2/8: Click “Watch Webcast” in the left-hand nav to join us!

Take a break from the program + put your network-engineering knowledge to the test, with a round of trivia each day of the conference — thanks to our Game Sponsors Infinera, IPv4.Global, and Telia Carrier. Prizes will be awarded to our winners! Check the agenda for game times + details.

Don’t miss the NANOG 81 Keynotes

“A Brief History of Router Architecture”

Tony Li, Arista Networks

“Securing Internet Applications from Routing Attacks”

Dr. Jennifer Rexford, Princeton

Tony Li and Jennifer Rexford will deliver their keynotes on Monday + Tuesday, February 8 + 9, with a live Q&A to follow. Learn more about each of our keynotes, and read their full talk abstracts before the conference kicks off!

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Engage with us in real time!

NANOG 81 will include a number of interactive opportunities, live Q&As, and real-time polling, so you can network, share your ideas, and provide feedback with the greater NANOG community. Participate throughout the conference at

Want to play a role in shaping NANOG’s future? Be sure not to miss the Community Meeting on Wed, 2/10 (all are welcome!), and the NANOG Members Meeting on Tue, 2/9.

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Newcomers + Women in Tech + BoFs

Is this your first NANOG conference? Join us for the Newcomers Networking Session on Mon, 2/8! A number of operators and members of the NANOG Board and PC will share their experiences during the session to help you become better acquainted with the NANOG community.

We welcome you to further connect + engage with us at the Women In Technology Networking Session on Tue, 2/9, which will feature an interview with Microsoft’s Terri Jordan, plus BoF sessions on Wed, 2/10. Check out the agenda for more information about how to join!

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Explore the Virtual Expo

Meet + network with reps from a variety of North American companies, at the NANOG 81 Virtual Expo. Doors are open Monday, 2/1 through Friday, 2/19 at!

Visit booths throughout the conference to learn about the latest technologies, plus a chance to win a variety of swag + raffle prizes, and pick up clues for our daily Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Opengear, to win your choice of Complimentary Registration for the next in-person NANOG conference; $100 of NANOG Swag; or a $100 VISA Gift Card.

Many thanks to our sponsors!

Like all of our community-wide gatherings, the NANOG 81 Virtual conference is made possible because of the generous support of our sponsors. From each and every one of us at NANOG, BIG THANKS to our Host Sponsor, Premium Sponsors, Virtual-Expo Sponsors, Game Sponsors, Scavenger-Hunt Sponsor, Daily Voice-Over Sponsor, and Fellowship Sponsor!

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Register now for OARC 34

Be sure to join our friends DNS-OARC for OARC 34 the week before NANOG 81 Virtual! The workshop will take place online February 4-5, and is open to all OARC members + those interested in DNS operations and research.

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