FYI, the topic list and a draft agenda should be published to
www.nanog.org in the next few days.
The general issue that you raise is one that we, on the NANOG Program
Committee (full disclosure, BTW!), grapple with each NANOG. It's very
hard to get good, interesting, *and* timely content submitted early
enough that we can have a reliable draft agenda in plenty of time.
Moreover, we network engineers are notoriously busy, and there's
frequently a mad rush to get proposals in right at the deadline (or just
after), so we see a lot of really good content come in at (literally)
the last minute. It's essentially the trade-off that you note.
On 04/25/2013 14:01, Peter P Morrissey wrote:
> The problem I have with NANOG is that they don't have any agenda. I can't justify the expense of a conference without at least knowing the agenda. They also tend to be more ISP focused, which sometimes overlaps with our concerns and sometimes not.
> One thing about NANOG is that they often post videos of their past presentations. This can be a great resource but is also evidence that their presentations do tend to be very high quality and are given by very knowledgeable individuals. The upside to them putting their agenda together so late is that it tends to be very fresh. Some of the other conferences go to the other extreme and if you are interested in presenting for example, you have to commit to a topic that you have all worked out very far in advance, sometimes too far IMHO.
> Pete M.
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> On 04/24/2013 14:02, Aaron Smith wrote:
>> Another vote for NANOG.
> This is a good time to point out that the next installment of NANOG is coming up--registration and the hotel block are open (but filling up quickly).
> NANOG 58
> Roosevelt Hotel
> New Orleans, LA
> June 3-5, 2013
> Since there is no Internet2 Joint Techs in the summer anymore, I have been asking R&E folks interested in network engineering to come to NANOG. I already see a few people from LONI, CMU, NYU, IU, Internet2, and other EDU constituencies. I have found that there is a lot to learn from my commercial provider friends (many of whom used to be in R&E).
> Please consider going to an upcoming NANOG--you will be more than welcome!
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