[Attendee] Welcome to NANOG 73!

NANOG Support nanog-support at nanog.org
Fri Jun 22 18:50:06 UTC 2018

Dear NANOG 73 Attendees:

Welcome to NANOG 73, sponsored by CoreSite, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.  We are expecting strong attendance, with 1,013 individuals registered for the meeting as of this email.  Based on our registration data, 285 people have indicated they are attending a NANOG meeting for the first time.  Of those attending, 290 are also NANOG Members.

The NANOG 73 Agenda <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-73/custom-116-8bca61b003cf425fa15b4d0816eeccf9.aspx> is available on the NANOG website, along with the NANOG Meeting Space <https://custom.cvent.com/8E1A463F10054EB1977EF1F15266238E/pix/e8d0a3ff5fe6468094010ed2a7e13826.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 73”.  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/NANOG73/agenda.ics <https://pc.nanog.org/static/published/meetings/NANOG73/agenda.ics>
Meeting Check-in
Meeting registration is in the Centennial Foyer, 3rd Floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. When you arrive at the meeting, please check-in at the NANOG Registration Desk to pick up your name badge and NANOG 73 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, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Centennial Foyer.

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 73 sponsorship, please contact sponsor-support at nanog.org <mailto:sponsor-support at nanog.org>. We extend a special thank you to the NANOG 73 Sponsors <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-73/custom-19-8bca61b003cf425fa15b4d0816eeccf9.aspx>.

Daily Survey Giveaways will be drawn each day. Complete the daily survey each day to enter the drawing for one of two Ipads with wifi + cell with 128GB space grey or an Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + cell 42mm space black.

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 Capitol Ballroom Halls 1-4 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Attendees Lunch
Monday & Tuesday: Lunch will be served in the Capitol Ballroom Halls 1-4 and open to all attendees from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday Lunch Option: Join us on the Capitol Ballroom Halls 5-7 for the Women in Technology Discussion.
Wednesday: Lunch will be on your own.

PM Breaks 
Monday-Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Centennial Foyer.

Evening Socials for NANOG 73 Attendees  <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-73/custom-114-8bca61b003cf425fa15b4d0816eeccf9.aspx>
Please bring your NANOG 73 name badge to enter the Evening Socials. 

Sunday Evening, June 24, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Cervantes Concert Hall 
Address: 2635 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205
Sponsored by: EdgeConneX, Megaport and Unitas Global 
 **NANOG Badge required for entry**

 Monday Evening, June 25, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Blue Moon Brewery
Address: 3750 Chestnut Pl. Denver, CO 80216
Sponsored by: CoreSite and Ciena
 **NANOG Badge required for entry**

Tuesday Evening, June 26, 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: Centennial Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Open to NANOG 73 attendees, please join us for the ever famous Beer n’ Gear
Sponsored by: Adva Optical Networking, Arbor Networks, Arista, China Telecom, Ciena, Cisco, Corero, Coriant, Fujitsu, Imperva, Infinera, IPv4.GLOBAL powered by Hilco Streambank, Juniper Networks, Kentik, Nokia, Packet Design, Precision Optical Transceivers, Serro, Telia Carrier, VIAVI Solutions, Windstream

Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Cowboy Lounge
Address: 1941 Market St. Denver, CO 80202
Sponsored by: NANOG, Facebook, and Zayo
 **Picture ID AND NANOG Badge required for entry**

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 Slate Room (3rd 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 73, 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
• Volunteer Alumni – White Ribbon
• Speaker – Blue Ribbon
• Press – Pink Ribbon

Travel Links
Via the NANOG 73 webpage <http://www.cvent.com/events/nanog-73/custom-38-8bca61b003cf425fa15b4d0816eeccf9.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 73 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 73. See you in Denver!



Edward McNair
Executive Director

emcnair at nanog.org | +1 866-902-1336 ext. 102  | www.nanog.org <http://www.nanog.org/>
NANOG | 305 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 100 | Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA
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