Committee Nomination Process

NANOG Committee Nomination Process

The Committee Nomination Process runs every year, with the call for volunteers to serve taking place in January and February. Reminder, only NANOG members in good standing are allowed to serve on a NANOG committee.

The 2024 Committee Nomination Process runs through Tuesday, 13-February 2024.

**If you are not a member and wish to participate in the nomination process, your membership must be received prior to the close of a call for volunteers, 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, 13-February 2024.** Click here to become a member today!

Starting in 2024, new and returning committee members will be required to sign NANOG's standard Confidentiality and Nondisclosure agreement to protect sensitive and personal information. A copy of the agreement is available here: NANOG Confidentiality + NDA

NANOG Program Committee

The Program Committee is a group of individuals from the NANOG community who together are responsible for the solicitation and selection of material for NANOG meeting programs. The Board of Directors will select new Program Committee members near the end of the February NANOG Conference.

Broad technical knowledge of Internet operations and familiarity with NANOG meetings are useful attributes. Having constructive opinions and ideas about how NANOG meetings might be improved is of high value. A willingness to recruit presentations for each meeting is required. Program Committee members are expected to volunteer a minimum of one hour per week in the 12 weeks leading up to a meeting, and an additional 24 hours all year round.

All candidates will be notified of their nomination and will be asked to accept or decline the nomination. If accepted, they will be asked to complete an online questionnaire and their Declaration of Candidacy. The Board of Directors will appoint Program Committee Members near the end of the February NANOG Conference.

Program Committee Members and Responsibilities

Audit Committee

The purpose of the Audit Committee (the "Committee") is to assist the Board of Directors (the "Board") in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities concerning the financial reporting process, the system of internal controls, the audit process, and NANOG's processes for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations. The Audit Committee appoints the independent auditor.

Audit Committee Charter (pdf)

Compensation Committee

The purpose of the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") is to assist the Board of Directors (the "Board") with its oversight of the forms and amount of compensation the executive director, and to administer NANOG's incentive plans for employees and to oversee other matters related to the organization's compensation programs. The Committee is also responsible for preparing any compensation-related reports required by the Board or its members.

Compensation Committee Charter (pdf)

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

The DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Committee ("Committee") is designed to support, engage and encourage diversity and acceptance within the greater NANOG community.

DEI Committee Charter (pdf)

Education Committee

The purpose of the Education Committee (the "Committee") is to lead NANOG's efforts in the development of educational programs and its related curriculum. The Committee will provide guidance for NANOG developed educational programs aimed at professional development, educational programs aimed at supporting college students, and any other educational programs outside of those developed by the Program Committee. Once the Educational Committee has made its determinations, it will present its recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval and funding.

Education Committee Charter (pdf)

Elections Committee

The purpose of the Elections Committee (the "Committee") is to assist the Board of Directors (the "Board") by conducting elections for NANOG Board positions, proposed amendments to governing documents, and to conduct any other election-related matters as directed by the NANOG Board. The Election Committee is to review the NANOG Bylaws periodically.

Elections Committee Charter (pdf)

Hackathon Committee

The purpose of the Hackathon Committee (“Committee”) is to plan and execute NANOG’s Hackathon events.

Hackathon Committee Charter (pdf)

Mentorship Committee

The purpose of the Mentorship Committee (“Committee”) is to make Mentorship program recommendations to the NANOG Board for consideration and final approval.

Mentorship Committee Charter (pdf)

Scholarship Committee

The purpose of the Scholarship Committee (“Committee”) is to review and select recipients of the NANOG scholarships offered each year.

Scholarship Committee (pdf)