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Attendance Charter

NANOG offers a variety of programs including periodic NANOG meetings, as well as other events of a regional and educational nature that are attended by its Members, those involved in Internet operations, and various sponsors. NANOG encourages passionate and vigorous debate at its events regarding technical and operational issues concerning the Internet. NANOG does expect, however, that each person in attendance at a NANOG event, or an event hosted by a NANOG sponsor in connection with a NANOG event, will conduct themselves in a professional manner and show respect and courtesy for all others in attendance.  

NANOG expects that all attendees, employees, contractors, and sponsors shall act in accordance with the following guidelines as established and amended, from time to time, by the NANOG Board of Directors.

Attendance Guidelines

Individuals at NANOG activities or events, physical or digital are expected to:

  • Be considerate, respectful and collaborative.

  • Avoid aggressively pushing your own services, products, or causes.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert NANOG staff if you notice a dangerous or harassing situation or someone in distress.

The following activities are not permitted at NANOG activities or events, physical or digital:

  • Demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.

  • Being disruptive, drinking excessively, stalking, following or threatening anyone.

  • Engaging in conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for an individual because of the individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, height, or weight.

  • Homophobia, racism, sexism, or behavior that discriminates against a group or class of people.

  • Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome sexual attention and inappropriate physical contact.

  • Distribution or consumption of alcohol in hotel space contracted by NANOG and not served by hotel-licensed providers.

  • Engaging in an activity which is illegal, endangers the safety of others, or violates NANOG’s or its sponsors’ contracts with venues or contractors.

  • Making audio or video recordings of the few sessions where such recording is not permitted.

Attendance Enforcement Policy

  • Any person in attendance at a NANOG or NANOG Sponsor event who feels these guidelines have not been followed should immediately contact the Executive Director or any other NANOG staff member.

  • Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

  • Reports of unacceptable behavior shall be investigated by the NANOG Executive Director, who is authorized to determine: (a) whether or not a violation of this Charter has occurred and (b) appropriate disciplinary action or other remedy, which may include, but is not necessarily limited to, the person being given a warning, removal from the meeting and/or the event, or banned from attending future NANOG events.

  • In the event the conduct appears to warrant expulsion or suspension of an individual’s membership with NANOG, the matter must be reported to the Board of Directors.

NANOG Attendee List Statement

Use of the NANOG Attendee Page is for informational purposes only. Any use for marketing, sales, or other uses prohibited by NANOG’s Attendance Charter are subject to removal of both offending persons and companies from the NANOG meeting and potential loss of sponsorship opportunities, current and future.