[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 61

Betty Burke <[email protected]> betty at newnog.org
Sun Jun 1 18:13:59 UTC 2014

Dear NANOG 61 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 61!  Hosted by NTT Communications, at the Hyatt Regency
Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.  We are expecting a strong attendance at
the meeting; with over 825 individuals registered, 251 have indicated they
are attending a NANOG meeting for the first time.  Of those attending, 180
are also NANOG Members.

We prepared this message to provide you with information and brief
reminders to help you prepare for the NANOG meeting.

The complete NANOG 61 agenda is available on the NANOG website, along with
the NANOG meeting hotel space layout.

The NANOG Agenda is also available to download to your local electronic
calendar via Guidebook. The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod
Touches and Android devices.

To use Guidebook go to https://guidebook.com/getit/
Once the app is installed, select “Download Guides” at the bottom and
search for “NANOG 61”.  There are a number of features in guidebook this
meeting.  You can check out who is onsite at NANOG 61, download all or only
some of the agenda items that you want, and you can connect to social media
sites, find a map of the hotel meeting venue, and you can even take the
General and Daily Presentation survey right from your mobile device!

*Meeting Check-in *
Meeting registration & check-in will be held at the Grand Ballroom Foyer,
located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. 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 open during the following hours:
• Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Monday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Membership and Sponsorship Table – Grand Ballroom Foyer
Beginning on Monday afternoon, the Sponsorship Sales Director will be
available during breaks to answer your Membership and Sponsorship
questions. The Membership and Sponsorship table is located near the
registration area.

*Attendees Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer  (2nd Floor)*
• Welcome Breakfast Refreshments will be served on Monday from 8:30-11:00
• Power Breakfast will be served Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

*Welcome Lunch– Grand Ballroom A-D (2nd Floor)*
The Welcome Lunch, open to all attendees, will be Monday at 12:00 p.m.
 This is a great time to begin the ever famous, NANOG hallway conversations.

*Newcomers Lunch – Regency A - C (2nd Floor)*
If this is your first NANOG meeting, you are encouraged to attend the
Monday Newcomers Lunch with other NANOGers (meet and greet the NANOG
community and start socializing) at 12:00 p.m.

*Members Breakfast – Cedar Ballroom (2nd Floor)*
The Members Breakfast will be held on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and is open to
NANOG Members.  Members will be provided an important opportunity to
interact with the NANOG Board of Directors and other NANOG committees.

Please join us in thanking the NANOG 61 meeting host, contributors, and
sponsors for their generosity in support of the NANOG community.

*Evening Socials*
- Sunday Evening Events:
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Education/ Welcome Cocktail Hour held in the Regency
Ballroom (Second Floor)  - Sponsored by Juniper

- Monday Evening Events:
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. - The ever famous NANOG Beer n’ Gear will be held in
the Evergreen Ballroom (Lobby Floor)

8:00 PM  - OffSite
Sponsored by: NTT Communications & RagingWire
The Parlor 700 Bellevue Way NE #300 Bellevue, WA 98004 – Third Floor
Join us for cocktails, appetizers, billiards, and great music

- Tuesday Evening Events:
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Evergreen Ballroom – Pre-Social Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by: Centeris & Spectrum Networks

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM -
Sponsored by Microsoft
Rock Bottom Brewery / 550 106th Ave. NE Suite 103 Bellevue
Join us for appetizers as well as a fun night of entertainment. Festivities
will include “NANOG Idol” Karaoke, Gaming Stations, and giveaways.

- Wednesday Evening Events:
6:30pm - 9:00pm - Offsite
Sponsored by Facebook
Power Play 700 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 – Second Floor
Join us for cocktails, appetizers and games

*Wireless Network(s)*
Hotel Guest Room Internet access is also offered free of charge.  Access
instructions will be provided upon check-in at the hotel.

Meeting wireless will be available beginning on Sunday, June 1 using the
following Meeting Network SSIDs:

• NANOG 802.11A/B/G/N in 2.4GHz
• NANOG-a 802.11A/N in 5Ghz
• NANOG-secure WPA2-P over 802.11A/B/G/N
• NANOG-a-secure WPA2-P authentication over 802.11A/N

The secure wireless networks require WPA2-Personal authentication.
Login credentials are:
NANOG.1x network: username NANOG61/ password nanognanog
NANOG-.psk network: nanognanog

*Identifying Ribbons*
While at NANOG 61 can easily be identify the following individuals by
colored ribbons on their badges:
• Board of Directors Member– Red Ribbon
• Program Committee Member– White Ribbon
• Development and Communications Committees Member– Blue Ribbon
• Staff – Special name badges
• Newcomer – Teal Ribbon
• Premium Sponsor – Violet Ribbon
• Meeting Sponsor  - Yellow Ribbon
• Press - Pink Ribbon

*Travel Links*
Via the NANOG webpage, we have provided a few highlights to make your stay
more enjoyable.  However should you have further questions regarding the
sites of the area always feel free to stop by the hotel Concierge Desk for
further recommendations.

*Ground Transportation and Parking:*
The Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's fashionable Eastside is just 20
minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport and nine miles east of Seattle.
Transportation: Airport shuttle starts at $19/person. Please call
425-981-7000 or click here to book online. Taxi service will range from $45
- $50 one-way. Metro bus (one block from hotel) will cost approximately

Hotel Parking: Self-parking - $25/night; Valet- $29/night (Plus 9.5% tax)

*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
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If you need help or have a comment or suggestion about the meeting
operations please send us an email to nanog-support at nanog.org.

Best wishes for good travel to NANOG 61. See you there!

NANOG Board of Directors and Staff

Betty Burke
NANOG Executive Director
48377 Fremont Boulevard, Suite 117
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: +1 510 492 4030
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