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NANOG 79 Call For Presentations
Vincent Celindro <>
Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 5:57 PM
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Dear NANOG Community,

In NANOG tradition - The NANOG Program Committee (PC) is excited to
announce that we are accepting proposals for all sessions at NANOG 79 in
Boston, Massachusetts, June 1st - 3rd, 2020.
As mentioned during the community meeting at NANOG 78 in San Francisco, the
Call For Presentations, CFP, is now open all year round, for current and
future meetings.

Below is a summary of key details and dates for the CFP, which can also 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. The PC is currently
seeking proposals, and also welcomes suggestions for speakers and topics.
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.

We understand you may have concerns regarding the COVID 19 coronavirus. To
date, the areas of the world most impacted by the virus are outside the
North American region, which NANOG serves. The NANOG Board of Directors and
executive team are closely watching the latest news reports as information
about the virus rapidly changes, and how this may or may not impact the
upcoming conference. There is no information at this time that suggests we
should cancel NANOG 79, but we assure you we'll keep the entire NANOG
community up to date as information changes, and we learn more.

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 title
and abstract

Timeline for submission and proposal review:


Submitter enters abstract (and draft slides if possible) in Program
Committee Tool prior to the deadline for slide submission.

PC performs initial review and assigns a “shepherd” to help develop the
submission — 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.
A NANOG slide template as well as presentation guidelines are available

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.

Draft presentation slides should be submitted prior to the published
deadline for slides (April 13th, 2020).

PC evaluates submissions to determine presentations for the agenda
(posted by May 18th, 2020).

Agenda assembled and posted.

Submitters notified.

Final presentation slides must be submitted prior to the published
deadline for slides (May 25th, 2020).

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!

Key dates for NANOG 79:



March 2, 2020

CFP Opens

March 30, 2020

Standard Registration Begins

April 13, 2020

CFP Deadline: Presentation Slides Due

May 4, 2020

CFP Topic List & NANOG Meeting HIghlights Page posted

May 11, 2020

Late Registration Begins

May 18, 2020

NANOG 78 Agenda Posted

May 25, 2020

Speaker FINAL presentations DUE (NO CHANGES accepted after this date)

May 31, 2020

Lightning Talk Submissions Open, Onsite Registration Begins

Final slides must be submitted by Monday, May 25th, 2020, and no changes
will be accepted between that date and the conference. Materials received
after that date may be updated on the website after the completion of the

We look forward to seeing you in Boston in June!


Vincent Celindro - PC Chair

On behalf of the NANOG Program Committee