Conference Videos

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon Mar 13 22:10:34 UTC 2017

On Mar 13, 2017, at 6:06 PM, Steve Feldman <feldman at> wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2017, at 2:52 PM, Mike Hammett <nanog at> wrote:
>> Another organization I'm in has a hard policy of no recordings of any sessions at their conferences. They think that recordings of content (even vendor-sponsored, vendor-specific sessions with vendor consent) would have a catastrophic effect on conference attendance. 
>> NANOG doesn't seem to have that issue. Any background on the process to get there? Any regrets? 
> Many attendees also find value in the parts of the conference that aren't recorded, like hallway conversations, informal meetings, and even social events.
> Keeping and maintaining the archive of slides and video recordings is an essential part of NANOG's educational mission, which was key to obtaining and maintaining the IRS 401(c)(3) nonprofit status.
> So at least for the time I was on the Board, not only were there no regrets, but we worked hard to maintain and enhance the video experience.

<speaking only for myself>

Speakers are informed they are going to be recorded. If they have sensitive information, they can choose a track and ask it not be recorded. NANOG has done this in the past, but you should talk to the Program Committee if you are interested in this.


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