[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG48

Betty Burke bburke at merit.edu
Tue Feb 16 23:15:30 UTC 2010

Dear NANOG 48 Attendee:

As we come together for NANOG48, February 21–24, 2010, at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas, with strong attendance and excellent program, here are a few highlights and reminders. 

NANOG Email Lists
First, the email list attendee at nanog.org is an email list used by Merit, the NANOG Steering, Program, and Communications 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 paper copy will be provided with your name badge.

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 Grand Ballroom Foyer on the 6th floor and open during the following hours:

     Sunday:		12 noon to 6 p.m.
     Monday:		8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Tuesday:		8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Wednesday:		8 a.m. to 11 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, February 21, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Salon H.

Informal BOF Sign-up
An important offering at NANOG is the opportunity to suggest informal Birds of a Feather (BOF) session on Tuesday afternoon.  The BOF 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 meeting room.
Vendor Collaboration Room
NANOG48 will feature a new Vendor Collaboration Room located in the Governors Ball Room Salon B on the 4th Floor.  The room will be available to the community Sunday, February 21, 2010, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, February 22-23, 2010, Noon – 5 p.m.  As you already know, NANOG is a fantastic place for everyone to participate.  The Live Vendor Collaboration Room will be introducing a new avenue for engineers in the community to exhibit the technological capabilities in an hands-on capacity which will further enhance IPv6 demonstrations in a true production environment and also allow for real-time feedback and interaction between end-users, providers and vendors.

Social Gatherings
Please take part and join us in thanking the hosts and sponsors for their generous support http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog48/sponsors.php

We are pleased to remind you of the following opportunities to gather outside the meeting rooms:

Monday, February 22, 2010
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Newcomers' Continental Breakfast in Salon J
11:00-11:30 a.m. – Break in the Grand Ballroom Foyer sponsored by The Planet
4:00-4:30 p.m – Break in the Grand Ballroom Foyer sponsored by BreakingPoint
6:00-8:00 p.m. - NANOG Beer 'n Gear in Salon J & K sponsored by
     Alcatel-Lucent, Arbor Networks, Brocade, Cariden Technologies, Cisco Systems, 
     Dartware, Juniper Networks, NTT America, and XKL
8:15-11:00 p.m. – An offsite social event sponsored by Data Foundry and Giganews

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
11:00-11:30 a.m. – Break in the Grand Ballroom Foyer sponsored by Pacnet
7:00-10:00 p.m. – An offsite social event sponsored by Equinix

If you are staying in the Hilton Austin under the $199 NANOG group rate, in-room Internet access is complimentary.

Please see helpful travel links on http://nanog.org/meetings/nanog48/hotel.php 

We hope this information is helpful in your preparations. Best wishes for good travel to Austin.

See you there!

--Merit Network, NANOG Registration & Support Staff

Merit Network Inc.
NANOG Community Project Manager
(734) 527-5763 Office
(734) 395-1724 Cell

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