[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 63

Betty Burke <[email protected]> betty at newnog.org
Sat Jan 31 23:22:49 UTC 2015

Dear NANOG 63 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 63 Hosted by CyrusOne, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
in San Antonio, Texas.  We are expecting strong attendance with 700
individuals registered for the meeting.  Based on our registration data,
169 people have indicated they are attending a NANOG meeting for the first
time.  Of those attending, 140 are also NANOG Members.

The complete NANOG 63 agenda is available on the NANOG website
<http://nanog.org/>, along with the NANOG meeting hotel space layout.

The NANOG Agenda <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog63/agenda> is also
available to download to your local electronic calendar via Guidebook
<http://www.guidebook.com/guide/29250/>. The app is compatible with
iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices.

Once the app is installed, select “Download Guides” at the bottom and
search for “NANOG 63”.  There are a number of features in guidebook this
meeting.  You can download all or only some of the agenda items that you
want, find a map of the hotel meeting venue, search nearby restaurants,
connect to social media sites, and you can even take the General and Daily
Presentation survey right from your mobile device!

In addition you can download the .ics file and import it into your
calendar, or subscribe to the URL:

*Meeting Check-in*
Meeting registration is in the Atrium, located on the 3rd floor of the
hotel. When you arrive at the meeting, please check-in at the NANOG
Registration Desk to pick up your name badge, NANOG 63 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 - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Membership and Sponsorship Table*
Beginning on Monday morning, the Sponsorship Sales Director will be
available during posted hours in the Foyer to answer your Membership and
Sponsorship questions. The Membership and Sponsorship table will be located
near the registration area.

*Attendees Breakfast*

   - Monday: Welcome Breakfast will be served on the Foyer (3rd Floor) from
   8:30-11:00 a.m., seating in Salon E
   - Tuesday: Power Breakfast will be served  on the Foyer (3rd Floor) from
   8:30-9:30 a.m., seating in Salon E
   - Wednesday: Power Breakfast will be served at Sazo’s Restaurant (2nd
   floor) from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

*Attendees Lunch*

   - Welcome Lunch– Salon E (3rd Floor), open to all attendees, will be on
   Monday at 12:00 p.m. This is a great time to begin the ever famous NANOG
   hallway conversations.
   - *New!* In San Antonio we will offer a Tuesday lunch for our attendees;
   lunch will be served in Salon E (3rd Floor) at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday lunch will be on your own.

Please join us in thanking the NANOG 63 meeting host, contributors, and
sponsors for their generosity in support of the NANOG community.

*Evening Socials for NANOG 63 Attendees*
Sunday Evening:

Sponsored by: Cologix and InfoMart
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Iron Cactus, 200 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205
Food and beverage will be available!
** Please send an email to socials at nanog.org with your RSVP **

Monday Evening:

Sponsored by: CyrusOne and BTI Systems
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where: Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Food and beverage will be available!

Tuesday Evening:

6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. - The ever famous NANOG Beer 'n Gear will be held in
the Salon E (3rd Floor)

*Wireless Network(s)*
Hotel Guest Room Internet access utilizing hotel wireless infrastructure is
offered free of charge.  Access instructions will be provided upon check-in
at the hotel.  NANOG will also be providing an internet connection
available in guest rooms with the following SSID:

nanog-guestroom – WPA/WPA2-Personal secured network. PSK password nanognanog

The following 3 SSIDs are available for all attendees in conference rooms
and common areas:
NANOG – 802.1X, 5Ghz only User: nanog Pass: nanog
NANOG-2.4only – 802.1X, 2.4GHz only User: nanog Pass: nanog
NANOG-legacy – Open, unencrypted network, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

The NANOG conference network is geared for high availability and
demonstrating industry best practices. The encryption offered by 802.1x and
WPA2-PSK is no replacement for the end-to-end security offered by IPsec,
SSL, SSH or similar VPN technology.

The Network Operations Office is located in Conference Room 19, should you
have any questions for our network them please feel free to contact them at
NANOG-Eng at nanog.org.

*Identifying Ribbons on Badges & Stickers*
While at NANOG 63 you can easily identify the following individuals by
colored ribbons or stickers on their badges:

• Board of Directors Member– Red Ribbon
• Program Committee Member– White Ribbon
• BCOP, Communications, and Education Committee Member – Blue Ribbon
• Staff – Black Ribbon
• Newcomer – Green Sticker

• NANOG College Immersion - Orange Sticker

• Premium Sponsor – Violet Ribbon

• Meeting Sponsor  - Yellow Ribbon
• Press - Pink Ribbon

*Travel Links*
Via the NANOG webpage <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog63/inandaround>,
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

*Ground Transportation and Parking:*
The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is just 9 miles from San Antonio
International Airport.

   - Hotel Parking: Self-parking - $27/night; Valet- $37/night
   - Transportation: Taxi service will range from $25 - $30 one-way.

*Meeting Email Lists*
You may use the list attendee at nanog.org to communicate with other attendees
about meeting activities. Messages sent to that list will go to all other
attendees who are subscribed 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 about the meeting
operations please send us an email at nanog-support at nanog.org.

Best wishes for good travel to NANOG 63. 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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