Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan 2021+


  • Classroom education at conferences
  • Structured online education
  • Training and education outside of conferences
  • Monthly educational webinars
  • Non-technical, professional-development programs
  • Content developed in collaboration with the Program Committee
  • Educate veterans, NOGs, and people with disabilities about resources available to them
  • Mentorship:
    • Mentorship programs to support the next generation of Internet technology professionals
    • Mentors and Mentees meet face-to-face at each meeting
    • Mentorship sessions should be facilitated and topic-based
    • Mentorship training programs for volunteers
    • Mentorship portal to support continued engagement
    • Develop mentorship guidelines and a code of conduct

Meeting Experience

  • Build smaller communities based on affinities and specialties
  • Reach out to local NOGs to recruit speakers for upcoming meetings in their vicinity
  • Provide more private-meeting space
  • Encourage participation of industry executives
  • Provide better support for NANOG Premium Sponsors at conferences
  • Provide resources for parents attending a conference

Online Collaboration

  • Knowledge Base for Internet technology professionals
  • Modern online forums
  • Improve online presence to reach new audiences
  • Effective use of social-media platforms
  • Better tools to support conference attendees
  • Improve mobile accessibility of current tools
  • Systems for tracking community requests
  • Online room-reservation system
  • Easy scheduling system
  • Premium meeting tool features for sponsors


  • Expansion of the community
  • Practical and timely education
  • Ensure greater diversity and inclusion
  • Innovation within the community
  • Security within our digital platforms
  • Sustainability of Internet technology professions
  • Fiscal accountability as an organization