[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG47

Betty Burke bburke at merit.edu
Mon Oct 12 18:40:12 UTC 2009

Dear NANOG 47 Attendee--

As we come together for NANOG47, October 18 - 21, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, with strong attendance and excellent program, here are a few highlights and reminders for you to be aware of. 

NANOG Email Lists
First, the  email list attendee at nanog.org is a new email list used by Merit, the NANOG Steering, Program , and Mail List Committees  to communicate meeting information directly with meeting attendees.  NANOG-Attendee at nanog.org is an email list used by NANOG meeting attendees who choose to communicate with each other regarding meeting activities.  NANOG-Support at nanog.org is an email list used to communicate with Merit staff directly.

The agenda is complete and available at:

An abbreviated copy will be provided in your name badge at registration.

When you arrive at the meeting, please check in at the meeting registration desk to pick up your name badge, t-shirt, and important handouts.  The registration desk will be in the First Floor Foyer by the Grand Ballroom, and open during the following hours:

     Sunday:       12 noon to 6:00 p.m.
     Monday:        8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Tuesday:        8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Wednesday:  8 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.

Community Meeting:
An important part of every NANOG meeting is the opportunity to hear updates from, and communicate with, the various committees that are responsible for supporting the meetings and the NANOG community.  As this meeting is for the community, we hope you will attend and participate in that session on Sunday, October 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.

Informal BOF Sign-up
An important new offering at NANOG is the opportunity to suggest an informal BOF session on Monday evening.  The Birds of a Feather sessions provide an opportunity to discuss special interest topics in a NANOG meeting room.  The Program Committee will announce time assignments on Monday morning for the Desoto meeting room.

Social Gatherings:
We are pleased to remind you of the following opportunities to gather outside the meeting rooms. Please take part and join us in thanking the hosts and sponsors for their generous support http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog47/sponsors.php

Sunday, October 18, 2009
 7:00. - 10:00 p.m.
 An Offsite Welcome Party hosted by Arbor Networks and Merit Network.

Monday, October 19, 2009
 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Newcomers' Continental Breakfast in the Regency Ballroom 
 11:00-11:30 a.m. – Break in the Grand Foyer sponsored by Force10
 6:00-8:00 p.m. - NANOG Beer 'n Gear in the Regency Ballroom 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Break in the Grand Foyer
 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – A Pizza Happy Hour social sponsored by ARIN

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
 8:00-9:00 a.m. Joint NANOG/ARIN Continental Breakfast in Bistro, 2nd Floor 

If you are staying in the Hyatt paying the NANOG group rate, wired in-room Internet access is complimentary.

Helpful Travel Links found on http://nanog.org/meetings/nanog47/hotel.php and linked below:
•	Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) 
•	Airlines servicing Detroit (DTW)

Ground Transportation: 
o	Metro car — $43, plus gratuity
        Taxi — ~$40, plus gratuity 
o	Car Rental (on airport agencies) — hotel has *complimentary* parking 

•	Directions/map to Hyatt Regency Dearborn from Airport (13 miles) 

We hope this information is helpful in your preparations. Best wishes for good travel to Dearborn.  See you there!

--Merit Network Inc., NANOG Registration & Support Staff

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