[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG50

NANOG Registration nanog-registration at nanog.org
Thu Sep 30 20:15:48 UTC 2010

Dear NANOG50 Attendee,

We look forward to seeing you at NANOG50, hosted by Telx, October 3-6, at the new Loews 
Atlanta Hotel. We are expecting excellent attendance, with over 425 registered attendees 
to date. This message has some brief reminders to help you prepare for the meeting.

The agenda is complete and available at:

An abbreviated paper copy will be provided with your name badge.

All NANOG meeting rooms are located on the 14th Floor of the Loews.

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

   Sunday:  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 noon

In the annual elections, eligible NANOG voters select new members of the Steering 
Committee and decide whether to adopt amendments to the NANOG Charter. In this year’s 
voting, five candidates are vying for three Steering Committee positions, and one charter 
amendment has been proposed. Eligible voters are those who have attended at least one 
NANOG meeting in the past two years; as a registered attendee of NANOG50, you are 
automatically an eligible voter. Complete information about the election is available at:


Community Meeting
We invite you to attend and participate in the NANOG Community Meeting on Sunday, October 
3, from 5:45-7:00 p.m. in the Ellington Ballroom. The Community Meeting is an important 
opportunity to hear updates from, and communicate with, the committees that support and 
guide the meetings and the NANOG community. The Community Meeting will also feature 
comments from the five Steering Committee candidates and discussion of the proposed 
charter amendment.

Newcomers' Tutorial and Breakfast
If this is your first NANOG meeting, you are invited to attend Sunday's 1 p.m. Newcomers 
(first-time attendee) tutorial in Salon G/H for an overview of the meeting. You will also 
want to attend the Newcomers' Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Exhibit Hall, 
where committee members, Merit staff and long-time NANOGers will talk about the 
organization, the meetings, and how to make best use of both. Please plan to attend to 
learn more about NANOG and how to get the most out of your first meeting.

Social Gatherings
Please join us in thanking the NANOG50 meeting host, contributors and sponsors for their 
generosity in support of the NANOG community:


The sponsors contribute to the meeting's breakfasts, breaks and other features; their 
contributions are noted in the agenda. We are pleased to remind you of the following 
special opportunities to gather outside the formal meeting:

   Sunday, October 3, 7:15-10:00 p.m.
     Social event sponsored by the meeting host, Telx, and others
     Georgia Aquarium (transportation provided)

   Monday, October 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
     NANOG Beer 'n Gear in the Exhibit Hall at the hotel, sponsored
      by Alcatel-Lucent, Arbor Networks, Brocade, Cariden Technologies,
      Cisco Systems, Infinera, Juniper Networks, Network Hardware Resale,
      OSI Hardware, and PCCW Global.

   Monday, October 4, 8:15-midnight
     Social event sponsored by the meeting host, Telx, and others
     SHOUT, 1197 Peachtree St., Northeast

   Tuesday, October 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
     Social sponsored by ARIN
     Terrace of the Loews Hotel

Tuesday, October 5, 9:00-midnight
     Social sponsored by ARIN and the Global Peering Forum
     Lava/Cosmopolitan Lounge, 45 13th Street
     (one-way transportation will be provided to the event)

NANOG wireless network
Wireless Internet service is available in all meeting rooms and many public areas within 
the meeting space. An SSID that provides encrypted wireless access is available. Please 
see the following link or the handout at the registration desk for more information about 
this service.

In-room Internet access
If you are staying at Loews Atlanta Hotel under the $159 NANOG group rate, in-room 
Internet access is complimentary and the hotel should provide the following instructions 
at check-in: "Your in-room high speed Internet access is complimentary. However, you will 
still need to select the service from the menu page, agree to the terms and conditions, 
and click through until connected. While it will appear that you are being charged for 
Internet service, the accounting system will automatically remove the charge from your 
room account."

Travel links
Atlanta Information from Telx:

NANOG Hotel Page (lower section):

   Loews Valet is $15/day; $30 overnight - enter off 11th Street (front of hotel)
   Loews Self-Park - enter off 12th Street; $3/hour
   AAA Self Park - enter off 11th Street (across from Loews front entrance)

Meeting Email Lists
You may use the list nanog-attendee at nanog.org to communicate with other attendees about 
meeting activities. Messages sent to that list will go to all other attendees who agreed 
to join the list during registration. If you did not subscribe to the list when you 
registered, you can subscribe now at:

The list attendee at nanog.org is used solely by Merit to communicate important meeting 
information directly to all attendees.

If you need help or have a comment or suggestion for the Merit staff operating the 
meeting, you may send email to nanog-support at nanog.org.

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

See you there!

--Merit Network, NANOG Registration & Support Staff

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