[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 55

Betty Burke <[email protected]> betty at newnog.org
Wed May 30 12:39:41 CDT 2012

Dear NANOG 55 Attendees,

We look forward to seeing you at NANOG 55, hosted by Tata Communications,
June 3-6, at the *Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel*. We are expecting strong
attendance, with over 449 registered attendees to date. This message
contains information and brief reminders to help you prepare for the

*Agenda and Highlights*

The complete agenda is available at:

An abbreviated paper copy will be provided with your name badge. Highlights
of the meeting agenda and other activities are summarized at:


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When you check in to the hotel, be sure you are provided you with
instructions for complimentary usage of hotel in-room Internet access.

Meeting registration is in the Bayshore Foyer. When you arrive at the
meeting, please check in at the NANOG registration desk to pick up your
name badge, t-shirt, attendee gifts and important handouts. The
registration desk will be open during the following hours: Sunday Noon to
6:00 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday
8 a.m. to Noon. Monday's Newcomers Breakfast with Old Timers (Meet and
greet the NANOG community and start socializing) will be in the Stanley
Park Ballroom. Monday's Beer n’ Gear will be in the Stanley Park Ballroom.

*Member Meeting*

We invite you to attend and participate in the NANOG Member Meeting on
Sunday, June 3, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Bayshore Salon A-C. The Member
Meeting, hosted by the NANOG Board, is an important opportunity to learn
about organizational updates and communicate with the Board and other NANOG

 *Newcomers Breakfast*

If this is your first NANOG meeting, you are encouraged to attend the Newcomers
Breakfast with Old Timers (Meet and greet the NANOG community and start
socializing) at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Stanley Park Ballroom, where Board,
committee members and other 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. Power breakfast for all attendees is available on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Bayshore Foyer.


Please join us in thanking the NANOG55 meeting host, contributors, and
sponsors for their generosity in support of the NANOG community;


We are pleased to remind you of the following special opportunities to
gather outside the formal meeting;

Sunday, June 3, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Tata Communications is holding
an off-site social for attendees at Westin Bayshore Marina.

Monday, June 4, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., is the famous NANOG Beer n’
Gear in Stanley Park Ballroom; and from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dyn and
CoreSite are holding an off-site evening Speakeasy Social for attendees at
the Hycroft Mansion. Transportation will be provided.

Tuesday, June 5, from 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. Telus is holding an offsite
social for attendees at Telus World of Science.  Transportation will be

*Wireless Network*

Information can be found here;

*In-room Internet Access*

If you are staying at the *Westin Bayshore Vancouver *Hotel under the NANOG
group rate, in-room Internet access is complimentary. When you check in,
the hotel should provide you with instructions for complimentary usage.

*Committee Members*

The members of the NANOG committees can be identified by the ribbon color
of their badge:

NANOG Board of Directors – Red Ribbon

Program Committee – White Ribbon

Newcomer – Teal Ribbon

Development and Communications Committees – Blue Ribbon

NANOG Staff – Red-colored Badge

*Travel Links*

More information can be found here;

Ground Transportation from Vancouver International Airport:

About a 35 minute drive to the hotel and approximately $40-50 CAD and is
provided by local taxis.

Parking at the hotel via valet is $41 CAD for 24 hours and $36 CAD for

*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 were registered to the list during registration. If
you unsubscribed from the list, you can re-subscribe subscribe now at;

If you need help or have a comment or suggestion for the staff helping to
operate the meeting, please send email to nanog-support at nanog.org. We hope
this information is helpful in your preparations.

Best wishes for good travel to Vancouver. See you there!

NANOG Board and NANOG Registration and Support Staff
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