How To Guide

How-To Guide

To participate in the conference you will need the following information:

Ensure you have a NANOG Profile - Navigate to or click the “Sign In” button located near the top right hand corner of the NANOG website. A sign-in page will appear. Log in with your credentials, or click the green “sign up” text and complete the form. If you are creating your profile, be sure to use the same email address for both your NANOG account and NANOG 81 registration. If you already have a NANOG profile account associated with a different email address than the one you registered with, please reach out to [email protected] to let us know, and we’ll ensure you can access the NANOG 81 Virtual platform.

Navigate to Live Stream - The agenda will link you to the correct stream for the session you want to view. To see what is currently playing go to

Participate in Conference Chat - The chat is built into the same page of the live stream and will run for the entire length of the conference. You will see three tabs within the chat. The first is for general conversations, the second is to send in questions for the Q&A portion of presentations, and the third is to ask for help. Each of these windows is moderated by NANOG Staff or Program Committee members. There is also an option to pop-out the chat.

How to take part in Virtual Expo - NANOG is pleased to offer you the opportunity to interact with our sponsors! Visit the NANOG 81 Virtual Expo throughout the conference to learn about the latest technologies, and connect with reps from 17 companies. You'll have the chance to win a variety of swag + prizes in each booth, and pick up clues for our daily scavenger hunts.