[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 65

Valerie Wittkop vwittkop at nanog.org
Sun Oct 4 17:29:56 UTC 2015

Sent on behalf of Betty Burke, Executive Director

Dear NANOG 65 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 65, hosted by TorIX, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.  We are expecting strong attendance with 876 individuals registered for the meeting.  Based on our registration data, 278 people have indicated they are attending a NANOG meeting for the first time.  Of those attending, 263 are also NANOG Members.

The complete NANOG 65 agenda <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog65/agenda> is available on the NANOG website <http://nanog.org/>, along with the NANOG meeting hotel space layout.  

We provide a mobile app for the conference via Guidebook <http://guidebook.com/guide/37863>. 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 65”.  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!

You can also download the agenda to your local electronic calendar via an .ics file, or subscribe to the URL:  http://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/ical/nanog.ics <http://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/ical/nanog.ics> 

Meeting Check-in
Meeting registration is in the Foyer on the Convention 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 65 T-shirt, giveaways 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 Information
Beginning on Monday afternoon, staff will be available during breaks in the foyer on the Convention Floor near the Registration area to answer your Membership and Sponsorship questions. 

Attendees Breakfast
Monday: Welcome Breakfast will be served in the Hochelaga Room (Convention Floor Level) from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Power Breakfast will be served in the Hochelaga Room (Convention Floor  Level) from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Attendees Lunch
Welcome Lunch– in the Hochelaga Room (Convention Floor Level), 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.
Tuesday lunch for our attendees will be served in the Hochelaga Room (Convention Floor Level) at 1:00 p.m. 
Wednesday lunch will be on your own.

Please join us in thanking the NANOG 65 meeting host, TorIX, contributors, and sponsors for their generosity in support of the NANOG community.

Evening Socials for NANOG 65 Attendees <https://www.nanog.org/node/1624>
Sunday Evening, October 4 
Sponsored by: Resolve Systems
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm  
Where:  Moxie’s, 1207 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, Montreal
Join Resolve Systems  <http://www.resolvesystems.com/>at Moxie's, just 0.2 Kilometers from The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.  Guests will enjoy an event social with ambiance, music and modern flare.  Hors d'ouvres and a full bar will be available for NANOG registered attendees. 
Please bring your ID and NANOG 65 name badge to enter. 

Monday Evening, October 5
Sponsored by: NANOG 65 Host TorIX and CIRA
Time: 7:00pm-12:00am  
Where: Dalhousie Station, 417 rue Berri, Montreal 
 Join TorIX and CIRA for an entertaining evening by Cirque Eloize.  

Tuesday Evening, October 6
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. - The ever famous NANOG Beer 'n Gear will be held in the Hochelaga Room (Convention Floor Level)

Tuesday Evening, October 6 
Sponsored by: Allied Fiber, Fibre Centre & Opportunities New Brunswick
Time: 8:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 
Where: Bar Commerce, 500 McGill, Montreal
Join Allied Fiber, Fibre Centre & Opportunities New Brunswick at Bar Commerce, a 10-minute walk from the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.  This multi-level venue will offer attendees the opportunity to listen to great music, eat good food and drinks and take photos with friends.  NANOG registered attendees are all invited.  

Wednesday Evening, October 7
Sponsored by: ARIN
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Hochelaga Room 1 (Convention Floor Level at the Hotel)
All ARIN and NANOG attendees are invited to join us for a complimentary Happy Hour event.  We encourage you to attend, connect with friends and recharge before the Public Policy and Members Meeting gets underway. 

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.  

The following 2 SSIDs are available for all attendees in conference rooms and common areas:
NANOG-ARIN – 802.1X, User: nanog Pass: nanog
NANOG-ARIN-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 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 the Saguenay Room (Convention Floor Level), should you have any questions for our network them please feel free to contact them at nanog-eng at nanog.org. <mailto:NANOG-Eng at nanog.org>
Identifying Badge Colors, Ribbons & Stickers
While at NANOG 65 you can easily identify the following individuals by colored badges, ribbons or stickers on their badges:
• Board of Directors Member– Red Badge
• Program & Communication Committee Members– Blue Badge
• Staff – Light Green Badge
• Newcomer – Dark Green Sticker
• NANOG College Immersion - Lime Green Sticker
• Premium Sponsor – Violet Ribbon
• Meeting Sponsor  - Yellow Ribbon
• Speaker - Blue Ribbon
• Press - Pink Ribbon

Travel Links
Via the NANOG webpage <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog65/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 recommendations.

Ground Transportation and Parking:
The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is just 14 miles from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. 
Valet Parking available on North side of Belmont Street or on Cathcart Street. CAD $29.00(plus taxes) per day, includes in and out privileges. 
Self Parking available on South side of Belmont Street.  Fees must be paid at the parking pay stations. 
Transportation: Taxi service will be about CAD $40 one-way or Express Bus 747 will be about CAD $10.00 one-way (the bus stop is Rene-Levesque/Mansfield). 

Meeting Email Lists
You may use the list attendee at nanog.org <mailto: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 at:
http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/attendee <http://mailman.nanog.org/mailman/listinfo/attendee>
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 <mailto:nanog-support at nanog.org>.

Best wishes for good travel to NANOG 65. See you there!


NANOG Board of Directors and Staff

Betty Burke
NANOG Executive Director
2864 Carpenter Rd. Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel: +1 866 902 1336

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