NANOG Releases Event Agenda for NANOG 73 in Denver

Association Also Welcomes Five Returning and Three New Annual Premium Sponsors

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), an association of internet engineering, architecture and operations professionals, today announces the agenda for NANOG 73, sponsored by CoreSite.  Taking place June 25-27 in Denver, NANOG 73 will provide attendees with three full days of educational and networking opportunities focused on the continuous improvement of data transmission technologies and practices.

In addition, NANOG announces the return of five annual Premium Sponsors, including Netflix, NTT Communications, Microsoft, Google and Verisign, and welcomes three new annual Premium Sponsors, including Cyxtera, Imperva and Oracle.  NANOG is a non-profit, engineering, educational and operational forum for the coordination of network operations in North America.  The association relies upon the support of its sponsors to produce its tri-annual conferences and ongoing communications. 

The event keynote address will be presented by Najam Ahmed, Vice President, Network Engineering, at Facebook, who oversees the development and operation of a global network infrastructure that serves more than a billion people around the world.  Following the keynote presentation, NANOG’s new Executive Director, Edward McNair, will be formally introduced to the association. Day one’s sessions will culminate with the Peering Coordination Forum, providing an opportunity for attendees to meet and network with others in the peering community.

Sessions will continue on Tuesday, June 26, and will feature presentations covering a wide range of topics, including Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN), multi-cloud strategies and network routing risks.  On Wednesday, June 27, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about memcached amplification and enhancing DDoS protection with BGP flowspec.  With more than 40 individual sponsors supporting the event, turnout is expected to exceed 1,000 attendees.

“I’d like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors, the driving force of our organization, without whom NANOG would not be possible,” shares NANOG Executive Director, Edward McNair.  “NANOG’s mission is to enable the ongoing development of an open and secure internet by providing a platform that inspires, educates and empowers members of the networking community.  We look forward to gathering in Denver to learn from and network with our industry colleagues as we explore the trends that are defining the current and future state of the internet.”

Prior to the main conference, on June 24, network operators will gather for the NANOG 73 Hackathon sponsored by Juniper Networks.  This edition of the Hackathon is focused on cybersecurity, specifically the development of measures to prevent hackers from taking control of IoT devices.  New ways to use existing systems in networks to defend against different types of attacks will be demonstrated while participants interact with some of the brightest security experts from Juniper and across the NANOG community.  All hacker skill levels are welcome to participate.  At the end of Hackathon day, participants will briefly share their ideas and vote for the top teams, who will present their winning hacks during the NANOG 73 general session.

NANOG members are typically drawn from the core engineering and product staffs of major North American carriers, content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers and interconnection service providers.  Membership is available to anyone with an interest in internet operations, engineering or research who wishes to further education and knowledge-sharing within the internet operations community.

Media professionals are invited to attend NANOG 73 at no cost.  To apply for a complementary pass, please email

To register for NANOG 73, click here.  To register for the Hackathon at NANOG 73, click here.  For more information about NANOG, please visit

The North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) is an association of internet engineering, architecture and operations professionals. NANOG’s core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function. Our members are typically drawn from the core engineering and product staffs of the major North American carriers, content providers, hosting and cloud companies, multi-tenant data centers, and interconnection service providers. NANOG is governed by the NANOG Board of Directors, elected by the membership, every two years. NANOG is a membership organization organized as a 501(c) 3 non-profit.

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