[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 69

NANOG Support nanog-support at nanog.org
Sat Feb 4 16:20:54 UTC 2017

Dear NANOG 69 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 69, sponsored by LINX, at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel.  We are expecting strong attendance, with 907 individuals registered for the meeting as of this email.  Based on our registration data, 220 people have indicated they are attending a NANOG meeting for the first time.  Of those attending, 238 are also NANOG Members.

The complete NANOG 69 agenda <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog69/agenda> is available on the NANOG website, along with the NANOG meeting hotel space layout.  Floor Plans:  Declaration Level 1B <https://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/NANOG%2069%20Level%201B.png>, Constitution Level 3B <https://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/NANOG%2069%20Level%203B.png>, Independence Level 5B <https://www.nanog.org/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/NANOG%2069%20Level%205B.png>.   

We provide a mobile app for the conference via Guidebook <https://guidebook.com/g/nanog68/>. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.  Once the app is installed, select “Download Guides” at the bottom and search for “NANOG 69”.  There are a number of features in Guidebook you may like to use.  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 Independence Foyer (5B) of the hotel. When you arrive at the meeting, please check-in at the NANOG Registration Desk to pick up your name badge, NANOG 69 T-shirt, and additional 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.

Be sure to stop by and visit the crowd pleasing sponsored Espresso Bar.  The bar will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm in the Independence Foyer.

Membership and Sponsorship Information
Staff are available to help answer any and all Membership and Sponsorship questions.  If you have questions or need assistance with membership, please contact member-support at nanog.org <mailto:member-support at nanog.org>.  

If you become a NANOG Member during the conference, be sure to stop by Registration and pick up your premium drink tickets for the Tuesday night Beer n’ Gear.  Also as NANOG Members, be sure to sign-up for an Individual Photo Session with the NANOG Photographer.

If you have questions regarding Sponsorship or need assistance with your NANOG 69 sponsorship, please contact sponsor-support at nanog.org <mailto:sponsor-support at nanog.org>.  In addition, the NANOG Sponsorship Direction can be reached at 1.917.743.0931.

Please join us in thanking the many NANOG 69  Sponsors and sponsors for their generosity in support of the NANOG community.

Attendees Breakfast
Monday: Extended Welcome Breakfast & Break will be served in the Constitution Ballroom (3B Level)  from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Power Breakfast & AM Break will be served in the Constitution Ballroom (3B Level) from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Attendees Lunch
Monday: Welcome Lunch will be served in the Constitution Ballroom AB (3B Level) open to all attendees, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Lunch for our attendees will be served in the Constitution Ballroom (3B Level)  from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday: Lunch will be on your own.

PM Break
Monday-Wednesday, 3:30-4:00pm in the Independence Foyer

Evening Socials for NANOG 69 Attendees <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog69/socials>
Please bring your NANOG 69 name badge to enter.

Monday Evening, February 6

Monday, 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: LINX, Co-sponsored by Coresite, DuPont Fabros Technology, EvoSwitch and Juniper
Where: Penn Social
801 E. St. NW, Washington DC
Transportation: TBD

Tuesday Evening, February 7

Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NANOG Beer 'n Gear
Where: Constitution Ballroom (3B)
Open to NANOG 69 attendees, please join us for the ever famous Beer n’ Gear

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:
Wireless SSIDs:
NANOG - This is 802.1X secured using the login information below (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz)
User: nanog
Pass: nanog
NANOG-legacy - This is an open, unencrypted network (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz)

The NANOG conference network is geared for high availability and demonstrating industry best practices. Please note while there is encryption offered by 802.1x, it 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 McPherson Square room (5B Level), should you have any questions for our network team, 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 69, 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 – Teal Badge
• Newcomer – Dark Green Sticker
• NANOG College Immersion – Orange Badge
• Premium Sponsor – Violet Sticker
• Meeting Sponsor – Yellow Sticker
• Speaker – Blue Ribbon
• Press – Pink Ribbon

Travel Links
Via the NANOG 69 webpage <https://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog69/travelinfo>, 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.

Meeting Email Lists
NANOG 69 attendees are subscribed to attendee at nanog.org <mailto:attendee at nanog.org>, a moderated list, used to support communication with other attendees about meeting activities.  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 regarding 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 69. See you in DC!



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