Virtual-Meeting Announcement

NANOG 80 will be held as a virtual meeting to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community — the in-person meeting in Seattle has been canceled.

In light of continued COVID-19 outbreaks throughout North America, the NANOG Board of Directors and Staff have decided to hold NANOG 80 exclusively as a virtual meeting.

When surveying the NANOG community, the majority of respondents said they would not attend in-person, and would only feel comfortable doing so if there was a widely available COVID-19 vaccine. We feel the decision to hold the meeting online best ensures the safety of the community, while remaining committed to our mission-critical work of education and professional development.

The NANOG Staff and Program Committee (PC) are working hard to provide the best virtual experience for NANOG 80, which will take place online from October 19-21, 2020. The program will offer three days of best-in-class talks, tutorials, keynotes, and panels, peer reviewed and developed by the PC. The meeting will be $250 to attend. If you are unable to pay this fee, we encourage you to apply for a NANOG 80 fellowship. Details on how to apply for a fellowship will be announced soon.

The PC is accepting proposals for the NANOG 80 program, and encourages anyone interested in sharing their experiences, ideas, or the latest technologies with the greater NANOG community to submit a proposal for a virtual presentation by Monday, August 24.

We will continue to keep you informed about the meeting, with announcements when NANOG 80 registration opens and the agenda is live. Please contact us with any additional questions or concerns, at any time: [email protected].


The NANOG Board of Directors + Staff