[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 51

NANOG Registration nanog-registration at nanog.org
Thu Jan 27 20:00:33 UTC 2011

Dear NANOG51 Attendee,

We look forward to seeing you at NANOG51, hosted by Terremark, January
30-February 2 at the Hotel Intercontinental Miami. We are expecting
excellent attendance, with over 470 registered attendees to date. This
message contains information and brief reminders to help you prepare
for the meeting.

If you are arriving on Sunday, January 30, please be advised there will
be intermittent road closures in/out of the Hotel Intercontinental due
to the ING Marathon in Miami. (The finish line is on Biscayne Boulevard
in front of Bayfront Park, which is adjacent to the Intercontinental

The agenda is complete and available at:

An abbreviated paper copy will be provided with your name

The NANOG meeting rooms are located on second floor.

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 on the Second Floor
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

Community Meeting
We invite you to attend and participate in the NANOG Community Meeting
on Sunday, January 30, from 5:45-7:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom,
Second Floor. 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.

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 the Sandringham
Room for an overview of the meeting. You will also want to attend
the Newcomers' Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Bayfront
Room on the First Floor (lobby level) 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

Social Gatherings
Please join us in thanking the NANOG51 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:

    Monday, January 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
      NANOG Beer 'n Gear in the Bayfront Room on the First Floor
      (lobby level), sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, Arbor Networks,
      Cariden Technologies, Cisco Systems, FPL FiberNet,
      Network Hardware Resale, OSI Hardware, PCCW Global, Merit RADb,
      and SubSpace Communications

    Monday, October 4, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
      Social event sponsored by the meeting host, Terremark, at Club
      Space, 34 NE 11th Street. Transportation will be provided starting
      at 8:15 p.m. leaving from the hotel lobby. Return transportation
      will continue until the end of 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


In-room Internet access
If you are staying at the Intercontinental Hotel under the $205 NANOG
group rate, in-room Internet access is complimentary. When you check
in, the hotel should provide you with an individual authorization
code to use for in-room Internet access.

Travel links
Miami Information from Terremark:

NANOG Hotel Page (lower section):

    Intercontinental Hotel - valet parking only:
    $15 day - need to get validation sticker from NANOG registration
      desk. No in/out privileges with the daily rate.
    $30 overnight

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:


If you need help or have a comment or suggestion for the Merit Network
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 Miami.

See you there!

--Merit Network, NANOG Registration & Support Staff

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