Sponsorship Opportunities

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Invest in the strength of the community we've built.

NANOG is, and always has been, dedicated to the people who make up our community. Our in-person conferences draw up to 1,500 individuals in multiple facets of network engineering, operations, and architecture, who gather with us in major cities across North America. As a sponsor of NANOG, you’ll help us in our mission to continue cultivating and strengthening our community of networking professionals.

 

As a NANOG Sponsor, you’ll help us in our mission to continue cultivating and strengthening one of the largest communities of network engineers, architects, and operators in North America.

We offer multiple opportunities for both in-person and virtual meeting sponsorships at NANOG’s tri-annual conferences, providing your brand with the greatest level of exposure and engagement with the industry’s top minds. By aligning with professionals at the forefront of networking innovation, you’ll be recognized as an innovator, too.


Sponsoring NANOG Conferences has many benefits: 

  • Showcase your newest technologies + solutions
  • Increase your brand’s visibility + reach 
  • Amplify your organization’s message
  • Connect with industry influencers + decision makers 
  • Empower people + inspire change



In-Person Sponsorship

We offer multiple opportunities for sponsorships at NANOG’s in-person conferences, providing your brand with the greatest level of exposure and engagement with the industry’s top minds.


Premium Sponsorships

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As a NANOG premium sponsor, you’ll help us continue our critical work in advancing the most open, secure, and robust internet the world has ever seen.

We offer three tiers of premium sponsorship, providing your brand the greatest level of exposure and engagement with the industry’s top minds. By aligning with professionals at the forefront of networking innovation, you’ll be recognized as an innovator, too.


Diamond Sponsorship: $100,000

  • (3) consecutive NANOG meetings.
  • Provides significant public recognition and branding exposure, extending to NANOG events throughout the year.
  • Includes (10) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • Exclusive use of a private, branded-conference room during NANOG meetings over the life of the sponsorship.
  • Priority placement of your company logo (over Platinum and Gold Premium Sponsors, and Individual Meeting Sponsors), with a link, on the NANOG website.


Platinum Sponsorship: $75,000

  • (3) consecutive NANOG meetings.
  • Provides significant public recognition and branding exposure, extending to NANOG events throughout the year.
  • Includes (8) complimentary meeting-registration passes.
  • Exclusive use of a private, branded-conference room during NANOG meetings over the life of the sponsorship.
  • Priority placement of your company logo (over Gold Premium Sponsors, and Individual Meeting Sponsors), with a link, on the NANOG website.


Gold Sponsorship: $50,000

  • (3) consecutive NANOG meetings.
  • Provides significant public recognition and branding exposure, extending to NANOG events throughout the year.
  • Includes (6) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • Shared use of a private, branded-conference room for up to (4) hours per day, during NANOG meetings over the life of the sponsorship.
  • Priority placement of your company logo (over Individual Meeting Sponsors), with a link, on the NANOG website


Individual Meeting Sponsorships


Meeting Host: $50,000

(Exclusive: Limited to 1 sponsor)

  • Priority placement of your logo (over Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Premium Sponsors, plus all Individual Meeting Sponsors), with a link to your website.
  • Provides the welcome address for up to (5) minutes, during the meeting opening remarks.
  • (10) complimentary meeting registration passes, plus a one-day pass.
  • Exclusive use of a private, branded-conference room during NANOG meetings over the life of the sponsorship.
  • Co-branded meeting t-shirt, lanyard, name badge, and hotel key card, produced and designed by NANOG.


Meeting Connectivity: In-Kind Sponsorship

  • Priority placement of your logo (over Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Premium Sponsors, and Individual Meeting Sponsors), with a link to your website.
  • Includes (3) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • At sponsor’s sole expense, sponsor will provide 1,000Mbps of bandwidth to the meeting venue.
  • Offers public recognition as the Network Connectivity Provider to the venue during the entire NANOG meeting.
  • Your company logo is also placed on the meeting network diagram page.


Espresso Bar: $25,000

(Exclusive: Limited to 1 sponsor)

  • Specialty espresso-drink station with branded coffee-cup sleeves.
  • Opportunity to provide 8x8 banner display, or (1) pop-up banner.
  • 24-hour brand exposure for 3 full days.
  • Includes (3) complimentary meeting registration passes plus (1) one-day pass.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on NANOG's meeting sponsors page.


Network Lounge: $15,000

(Exclusive: Limited to 1 sponsor)

  • 24-hour brand exposure for 3 full days in the highly trafficked open seating area.
  • Opportunity to provide a retractable pop-up stand + literature rack.
  • Sponsorship includes company name on: Welcome to Network Lounge sign + tabletop power outlets with USB.
  • Includes (2) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on NANOG's meeting sponsors page.


Beer ’N Gear: $15,000

(Bundle 3 Consecutive Meetings save $1,000/meeting)
(Number of sponsors varies by meeting location)

  • One of our most popular sponsorships, featuring complimentary food and beverages (provided by NANOG).
  • Includes (2) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • Exhibit products/giveaways on a tabletop display, staffed by (2) engineers, for (2) hours.
  • Focused discussions with the NANOG community of more than 1,000 attendees (depending on location).
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on NANOG’s meeting sponsors page.


Hackathon: $15,000

  • Held virtually one week prior to the NANOG meeting and in-person and virtually on Sunday before each NANOG meeting.
  • Offers brand recognition, during this popular event, where attendees develop new ideas and hacks related to internet networking.
  • Includes (2) complimentary meeting registration passes.
  • Opportunity to provide the Hackathon welcome address for up to (5) minutes.
  • Co-branded Hackathon t-shirts and name badges, designed and produced by NANOG.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on the NANOG website.


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NANOG Showcase:


Morning Showcase: $8,000

  • Exhibit products/giveaways on a tabletop display, staffed by (2) engineers, for (3) hours from 9:00am-12:00pm.
  • Focused discussions with the NANOG community.
  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on the NANOG website.


Afternoon Showcase: $8,000

  • Exhibit products/giveaways on a tabletop display, staffed by (2) engineers, for (3) hours from 1:30-4:30pm.
  • Focused discussions with the NANOG community.
  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on the NANOG website.


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lunch: $6,000

  • Open to all NANOG attendees to further explore how our industry can improve DEI.
  • Exhibit products/giveaways on a tabletop display for (1.25) hours from 12:00 - 1:15 pm.
  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on NANOG’s meeting sponsors page.


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Women in Tech Mixer: $5,000

  • Open to NANOG attendees who identify as female or with the pronouns she/ hers to mix, network and discuss issues pertaining to women working in tech.
  • Sponsor(s) provides a welcome address at the opening of the mixer for up to 2 min.
  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Sponsorship table provided for product information/giveaways.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on the NANOG website.


Peering Coordination Forum: $5,000

(Limited to 2 sponsors)

  • Provides a welcome address at the opening of the Peering Forum to attendees for up to 2 min.
  • Focused attention from the NANOG community, during a (90) minute forum — attendees socialize while peering coordinators take the opportunity to introduce themselves and their company.
  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Table near room entrance for product information/giveaways.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on the NANOG website.


Social Sponsorship: $15,000

(Non-exclusive: Number of sponsors varies by location)

  • Co-host the NANOG Social with NANOG.
  • NANOG manages the selection and planning of the social, including: venue, food, beverages, and entertainment.
  • Co-sponsor(s) receive brand recognition for sponsoring the event with NANOG.
  • Co-sponsor(s) have the opportunity to provide branded swag to attendees. Plan for 500 guests.
  • Each company’s logo is placed with a link on NANOG’s meeting sponsors page.


Self-Hosted Social Sponsorship: $1,000 Promotional Fee

  • Main sponsor hosts a social event during a NANOG meeting.
  • Social is promoted via NANOG social media and digital marketing channels.
  • Main sponsor can bring on additional co-sponsors: each co-sponsor is required to complete a sponsorship agreement with NANOG for $500.
  • Venue, food, drinks, and entertainment are provided by the sponsor(s).
  • Opportunity to provide branded swag to attendees.
  • Each company’s logo is placed with a link on NANOG’s meeting sponsors page


Virtual Meeting Fellowships Sponsor: Starting at $5,000

The opportunity to help support NANOG’s mission to educate and empower our community by providing greater access to our tools, resources, and programming throughout North America.

  • Includes (1) complimentary meeting registration pass.
  • Fellowship Sponsors receive branded recognition for providing complimentary registration passes to those who may not otherwise be able to attend a NANOG-Virtual conference.
  • The amount of the sponsorship is determined by the sponsor, and may be tax-deductible.
  • Includes complimentary virtual registrations.
  • Your company logo is placed with a link on NANOG’s meeting sponsors page.

All sponsorships are subject to change, as well as NANOG's Terms and Conditions.


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Ready to sponsor an In-Person Conference?

Contact Shawn Winstead, Sponsorship Sales, to discuss how you can help support our community through sponsorship of one of our upcoming events.