[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 72!

NANOG Support nanog-support at nanog.org
Fri Feb 16 19:11:50 UTC 2018

Dear NANOG 72 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 72, sponsored by CyrusOne, at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.  We are expecting strong attendance, with 833 individuals registered for the meeting as of this email.  Based on our registration data, 214 people have indicated they are attending a NANOG meeting for the first time.  Of those attending, 246 are also NANOG Members.

The NANOG 72 Agenda <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-72/custom-116-4d16fb4c959e4dceb0002423a182e949.aspx> is available on the NANOG website, along with the NANOG Meeting Space. <https://custom.cvent.com/8E1A463F10054EB1977EF1F15266238E/files/b76978f08f5945c2a41e1467fa6ea776.jpg>
We provide a mobile app for the conference via Guidebook <https://guidebook.com/getit/>. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.  Once the app is installed, select “Download Guides” at the bottom and search for “NANOG 72”.  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:  https://pc.nanog.org/static/published/meetings/NANOG72/agenda.ics <https://pc.nanog.org/static/published/meetings/NANOG72/agenda.ics>
Meeting Check-in
Meeting registration is in the Ellington Ballroom Pre-Function, 14th Floor of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. When you arrive at the meeting, please check-in at the NANOG Registration Desk to pick up your name badge, NANOG 72 T-shirt.  You are required to wear your badge during the meeting at ALL times for security purposes.  Badges are non-transferrable.  

The registration desk will be open during the following hours:
• Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Monday - Wednesday 7:30 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 - Wednesday, 8:30am - 4:30pm in the Ellington Ballroom Pre-Function.

Membership and Sponsorship Information
NANOG Membership <https://www.nanog.org/membership> is optional, however we encourage you to consider joining us.  As a member, you will receive:
Discounted Meeting Registration
Special Considerations at each NANOG meeting
Recognition on NANOG website
Workshops and Photo Sessions
Most importantly, the ability to vote and set the direction of NANOG during the Elections 

If you have questions regarding NANOG Membership <https://nanog.org/membership> or need assistance with your 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 <https://www.timetosignup.com/nanog/sheet/62659> with the NANOG Photographer.

If you have questions regarding Sponsorship Opportunities <https://nanog.org/sponsors/opportunities> or need assistance with your NANOG 72 sponsorship, please contact sponsor-support at nanog.org <mailto:sponsor-support at nanog.org>.  We extend a special thank you to the NANOG 72 Sponsors <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-72/custom-19-4d16fb4c959e4dceb0002423a182e949.aspx>.

Daily Survey Giveaways will be drawn each day.  Complete the daily survey to enter the drawing for a Xbox One X 1TB Console each day.

Daily Events
NANOG conferences are 3 full days with many events.  Below is a list of activities taking place outside of the Agenda Programming. 

Attendees Breakfast
Monday - Wednesday: Extended Breakfast will be served in the Overlook room from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Attendees Lunch
Monday & Tuesday: Lunch will be served in the Overlook room and open to all attendees, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday Lunch Option: Join us on the Terrace (14th floor - Open Seating) for the Women in Technology Discussion.
Wednesday: Lunch will be on your own.

PM Breaks 
Monday-Wednesday, 3:30-4:00 pm in the Ellington Ballroom Pre-Function.

Evening Socials for NANOG 72 Attendees  <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-72/custom-114-4d16fb4c959e4dceb0002423a182e949.aspx>
Please bring your NANOG 72 name badge to enter the Evening Socials. 

Tuesday Evening, February 20, 2018

Sponsors Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
All Attendees 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NANOG Beer 'n Gear 
Where: Ellington Ballroom (14th Floor)
Open to NANOG 72 attendees, please join us for the ever famous Beer n’ Gear

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: Park Tavern
Address: 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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 > 802.1X secured (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz)
User: nanog
Pass: nanog
NANOG-legacy > Open, unencrypted network (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz) 
Send email to nanog-eng at nanog.org should you need assistance.

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 Dunwoody Room (14th floor), 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 72, 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 72 webpage <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-72/custom-38-4d16fb4c959e4dceb0002423a182e949.aspx>, 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 72 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 72. See you in Atlanta!



Betty Burke
NANOG Executive Director
305 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel: +1 866 902 1336
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