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Attendance Charter

NANOG offers a variety of programs including periodic NANOG meetings, as well as other events of a regional and educational nature that are attended by its Members, those involved in Internet operations, and various Sponsors.

NANOG encourages passionate and vigorous debate at its events regarding technical and operational issues concerning the Internet. NANOG does expect, however, that each person in attendance at a NANOG event, or an event hosted by a NANOG Sponsor in connection with a NANOG event, will conduct themselves and act in a thoroughly professional manner with respect for all others in attendance.  

NANOG expects that all attendees, employees, contractors and sponsors shall act in accordance with the following guidelines as established and amended, from time to time, by the NANOG Board of Directors.

Attendance Guidelines

The following activities are not permitted at NANOG activities or events , physical or digital:

  • Disruption of meeting activities, including social events

  • Sexual harassment or physical assault of any other person

  • Engaging in any activity that discriminates or is offensive related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, socioeconomic status or family status

  • Distribution or consumption of alcohol in hotel space contracted by NANOG and not served by hotel-licensed providers.

  • Engaging in an activity which is illegal, endangers the safety of others, or violates NANOG’s or its sponsors’ contracts with venues or contractors

  • Audio or video recording of the few sessions where such recording is not permitted

  • Acting in a manner that prevents NANOG from fulfiling its mission
  • Acting in a manner that reflects negatively on NANOG, its members, attendees, employees or contractors.

Attendance Enforcement Policy

  • Any person in attendance at a NANOG or NANOG Sponsor event who feels these guidelines have not been followed should immediately contact the Executive Director or any other NANOG staff member.

  • Any such reports at such events shall be investigated by the NANOG Executive Director, who is authorized to determine (a) whether or not a breach of such professional conduct has occurred and (b) an appropriate remedy, which could include, but is not necessarily limited to, the person being given a warning, removal from the meeting and/or the event, or banned from attending future NANOG events.

  • If such person feels that any such remedy imposed upon them is unfair, they should contact any member of Board of Directors.