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Sponsorship Opportunities

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), is the professional association for Internet engineering and architecture,  Our core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and faclities that make the Internet function.

Now that you know who NANOG is, your next question will probably be something like "How can my company get involved?". The answer is quite simple: through sponsorship!

As a non-profit organization, NANOG relies on sponsors to help with costs for its tri-annual conferences as well as the costs of managing ongoing communications. There are a number of ways to participate as a sponsor: hosting meetings, sponsoring lunches or events, providing giveaways, donations, etc.

Please see the information below for more details. We welcome your contributions and invite you to join our very special community!

 The various sponsorship opportunities that are available include:

Premium Sponsorships

●   Diamond

●   Platinum

●   Gold

Individual Meeting Sponsorships                                                                  

●   Meeting Host

●   Meeting Connectivity

●   Espresso Bar

●   Peering Personals

●   Beer ‘n Gear

●   Newcomers Lunch

●   Extended Breakfast 

●   Lunch

●   Break

●   Socials

●   Giveaways

NANOG On The Road Sponsor

●   Premium NANOG On The Road Sponsorship

●   Associate NANOG On The Road Sponsorship

 

Premium Sponsorship Packages

All premium sponsorship opportunities cover three (3) consecutive meetings and may be purchased in advance of new meeting announcements, throughout the year based on availability.

 

Diamond Sponsorship (3 consecutive meetings) $100,000

The Diamond Partner Sponsorship, limited to a maximum of four companies, offers the sponsor an opportunity for the highest recognition which includes 6 paid-in-advance registrations (PIA) per meeting (total of 18 PIA registrations for the duration of the Diamond Sponsorship). 

Benefits of the Diamond Sponsorship provided by NANOG:

  • Use of a private branded (sponsor signage) conference room, over the life of the Diamond  Sponsorship.  Up to a full day per day at each NANOG meeting.
  • Exclusive access to an Invite-Only Sponsor Reception held one-hour before Beer 'N Gear.
  • Public recognition during each meeting,  Members Meeting, Opening and Closing Remarks for the duration of the Diamond Sponsorship.
  • Special enhanced on-site Meeting signage recognition at Meeting Registration area is provided by NANOG for our regular meetings.
  • Co-host recognition at all NANOG On The Road (NOTR) events - recognition is along side the NOTR host, providing additional branding exposure at five events throughout the year.
  • Premium sponsorship Plaque to be presented at the Member's Breakfast during NANOG's annual October meeting.
  • Company Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Home Page for the duration of the sponsorship
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink, with priority placement over the Platinum, Gold, and Individual meeting sponsors for the duration of the Diamond sponsorship
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Opening Remarks, Breaks, and Closing Remarks
    • Signage recognition at all NANOG On The Road events

Diamond Sponsorship Individual Meeting Add-ons:

NANOG offers each premium sponsor individual meeting add-on opportunities. You may choose one of the following options for each individual meeting over the life of the Diamond Sponsorship: 

  • 10 Additional paid-in-advance registration passes
  • Breakfast or Lunch plus 4 paid-in-advance registration passes
  • Break Sponsorship plus 5 paid-in-advance registration passes
  • Social Sponsorship plus 9 paid-in-advance registration passes (host gets first selection)
  • Espresso Bar sponsorship plus an additional $15,000
  • Newcomer's Lunch Sponsorship
  • Monday morning extended welcome breakfast plus 2 paid-in-advance registration passes

 

Platinum Sponsorship (3 consecutive meetings)  $75,000

The Platinum Partner Sponsorship, limited to a maximum of four companies, offers the sponsor an opportunity for high-level visibility which includes 6 paid-in-advance registrations (PIA) per meeting (total of 18 PIA registrations for the duration of the Platinum Sponsorship). 

Benefits of the Platinum Sponsorship provided by NANOG:

  • Use of a private branded (sponsor signage) conference room for the duration of the Platinum Sponsorship.  Up to 4 hours per day at each NANOG meeting will be available.
  • Exclusive access to an Invite-Only Sponsor Reception held one-hour before Beer 'N Gear
  • Public recognition during each meeting, Members Meeting, Opening and Closing Remarks for the duration of the Platinum Sponsorship.
  • Special Enhanced on-site Meeting signage recognition at Meeting Registration area for NANOG regular meetings.
  • Co-host recognition at all NANOG On The Road (NOTR) events - recognition is along side the NOTR host, providing additional branding exposure at five events throughout the year.
  • Premium sponsorship Plaque to be presented at the Member's breakfast during NANOG's annual October meeting.
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Home Page for the duration of the sponsorship
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink, with priority placement over the Gold, and Individual meeting sponsors for the duration of the Platinum sponsorship
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Opening Remarks, Breaks, and Closing Remarks
    • Signage recognition at all NANOG On The Road events

Platinum Sponsorship Individual Meeting Add-Ons:

NANOG offers each premium sponsor individual meeting add-on opportunities. You may choose one of the following options for each individual meeting over the life of the Platinum Sponsorship:

  • 6 additional paid-in-advance registration passes
  • Breakfast or Lunch sponsorship
  • Break sponsorship plus 1 paid-in-advance registration pass
  • Social sponsorship plus 5 paid-in-advance registration passes (host gets first selection)
  • Monday morning extended welcome breakfast plus $2,000

 

Gold Sponsorship (3 consecutive meetings)  $50,000

The Gold Partner Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for tremendous presence which includes 6 paid-in-advance registrations (PIA) per meeting (total of 18 PIA registrations for the duration of the Gold Sponsorship). 

Benefits of the Gold Sponsorship provided by NANOG:

  • Use of a private branded (sponsor signage)conference room for the duration of the Gold Sponsorship.  Up to 2 hours per day at each NANOG meeting will be available
  • Exclusive access to an Invite-Only Sponsor Reception held one-hour before Beer 'N Gear
  • Public recognition during each meeting, Members Meeting, Opening and Closing Remarks for the duration of the Gold Sponsorship.
  • Special Enhanced on-site Meeting signage recognition at Meeting Registration area for NANOG regular meeting
  • Co-host recognition at all NANOG On The Road (NOTR) events - recognition is along side the NOTR host, providing additional branding exposure at five events throughout the year
  • Premium sponsorship Plaque to be presented at the Member's breakfast during NANOG's annual October meeting
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink, with priority placement over the  all sponsors.
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Opening Remarks, Breaks, and Closing Remarks
    • Signage recognition at all NANOG On The Road events

Gold Sponsorship Individual Meeting Add-Ons:

NANOG offers each premium sponsor individual meeting add-on opportunities. You may choose one of the following options for each individual meeting over the life of the Gold Sponsorship:

  • 5 additional paid-in-advance registration passes
  • Lunch (Tuesday only) Sponsorship
  • Breakfast (Tuesday or Wednesday) Sponsorship
  • Break Sponsorship (Monday PM/Tuesday/Wednesday)
  • Social Sponsorship (host gets first selection)

 

Individual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

All individual sponsorship opportunities are tied directly to a single meeting. Unless otherwise specified as a co-sponsor option with pricing, all sponsorships listed below are for an Individual Company to purchase. Individual sponsorships can be secured after the close of the previous NANOG meeting.  For example, Individual sponsorships for NANOG 71 are open after the close of NANOG 70.  Sponsors interested in a specific Individual Meeting Sponsorship should send an email to [email protected] to secure their sponsorship of choice.  Requests for Individual sponsorships will be handled on a first come, first served basis.  Advanced reservations for future meeting sponsorship opportunities are available,  and the reservation will be honored only if the NANOG invoice is paid in full upon receipt.

Meeting HOST Sponsorship  $30,000 

Host Sponsoring a NANOG Meeting is possibly one of the best ways for a Sponsor to become recognized within the community.  The Meeting Host Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for top visibility highlighted in NANOG collateral during a specific NANOG Meeting.  The NANOG Meeting Host Sponsor recognition will live in perpetuity in the NANOG website meeting archives.  The Meeting Host Sponsor is also given an opportunity to address and welcome attendees during the opening remarks.  This sponsorship includes 3 paid-in-advance registration passes plus 1 one-day pass registration for that individual meeting. 

Benefits of the Meeting Host Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • Three paid-in-advance registrations plus 1 one-day pass per meeting (excluding speaker)
  • The use of a private branded (sponsor signage)conference room for the duration of the Host Sponsorship.  Up to a full day per day at the hosted NANOG meeting.
  • Public recognition during the hosted meeting, Members Meeting, Opening and Closing Remarks
  • Provide Welcome address (up to 5 minutes) during the Meeting Opening
  • First selection and option to host a Social during the meeting (Social sponsorship fee waived)
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on NANOG Home Page beginning with the close of previous meeting through the duration of the hosted meeting, with a hyperlink

NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink, with priority placement over all Sponsors
NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
NANOG Past Hosts Page with a hyperlink
On Large Screen during Members Meeting, Opening Remarks, Breaks, and Closing Remarks

  • Special on-site Meeting signage in the Meeting Registration area is provided by NANOG
  • Ultimate Meeting Branding comprising of:

NANOG Meeting T-Shirt: The Meeting Host Sponsor will have exclusivity for the NANOG Meeting T-Shirt and design
Meeting Registration Bag Logo - co-branding with NANOG (at Meetings where bag is offered)
Meeting Lanyard - co-branding with NANOG

  • Host Sponsor will responsible for design and logo placement of the NANOG meeting TShirt; production and distribution remains the responsibility of NANOG.

Meeting Connectivity Sponsorship valued at $12,000

The Connectivity Sponsor(s) will be recognized as the NANOG Connectivity Partner to the hotel during the entire NANOG Meeting on the NANOG website and will provide at the sponsor's sole expenses 1000Mbps of bandwidth to the Meeting Venue.  Top-Level Recognition lives beyond the meeting in perpetuity through the NANOG website meeting archives.  This sponsorship includes 2 paid-in-advance Meeting registrations for that individual meeting. 

Benefits of the Meeting Connectivity Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 2 paid-in-advance registrations 
  • Public recognition during the hosted meeting, Members Meeting, Opening and Closing Remarks
  • Provide Network Connectivity address (up to 5 minutes) during the Meeting Opening
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Home Page beginning with the close of previous meeting through the duration of the  meeting in which connectivity is provided, with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Network diagram page
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink, with priority placement over Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Individual Meeting Sponsors
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Opening Remarks, Breaks, and Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage in the Meeting Registration area is provided by NANOG 

Espresso Bar Sponsorship $25,000

The Espresso Bar Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for a 8'x8' (eight foot wide by eight foot high) banner display and up to two t-banners (all provided by the sponsor) and recognition for three full days (8:30am-4:30pm) as well as a chance to distribute literature each day during the two 30 minute Breaks. Sponsorship of the Espresso coffee service is sure to be a crowd pleaser, limited and featured by a single sponsor. The Sponsor signage will be viewable even when the Espresso station is closed. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to choose a specialty espresso drink during breaks.

Benefits of the Espresso Bar Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 2 paid-in-advance registrations plus 1 one-day pass
  • Co-branded, with NANOG, coffee cup sleeves for use at the Expresso Bar for the duration of the meeting (provided by NANOG)
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG
  • Additional add-ons such as branded cups, napkins may be ordered and provided by the Sponsor upon approval of NANOG

Peering Personals Sponsorship $10,000

The Peering Personals Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for great recognition during a 90 minute time where attendees socialize while peering coordinators take the opportunity to introduce themselves and their company to the community.  Sponsors will have the opportunity to address and welcome attendees during the opening remarks of the Peering Personals time as well as exhibit products on a tabletop display.  Sponsorship of the Peering Personals is sure to be a crowd pleaser, limited and featured by not more than 2 sponsors.

Benefits of the Peering Personals Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 1 paid-in-advance registration
  • An opportunity to welcome Peering Personals attendees with a short speech
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG.

Beer ‘N Gear Sponsorship $12,000

Beer ‘N Gear Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for high visibility as they exhibit their products on a tabletop display, staffed by two engineers, for 2 hours.  Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations.

Benefits of the Beer ‘N Gear Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 2 paid-in-advance registrations
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink,
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG. 

Newcomers Lunch Sponsorship $10,000

The Newcomers Lunch Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for great recognition during a 60 minute Lunch.  Sponsorship of the Newcomer’s Lunch has been a sponsorship that has typically sold out due to the immense popularity to premium  sponsors due to the attractiveness of reaching the Newcomers to NANOG.  The Newcomers lunch offers a comfortable, warm atmosphere on the Newcomer’s first full-day of the meetings (which is typically Monday).  During the Newcomer Lunch, a short presentation is made by a NANOG Board Member, welcoming the attendee to the meeting and community.  During this time, various sponsors are mentioned along with a short general overview of the NANOG meeting format and the various key members of the Committees and community are introduced that Newcomer’s can reach out to for guidance throughout the meeting. 

Benefits of the Newcomers Lunch Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 2 paid-in-advance registrations
  • An opportunity to Welcome Newcomers, up to 2 min. max
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage  with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG.

Extended Breakfast Sponsorship $8,000

The Extended Breakfast Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for great recognition as they exhibit their products on a tabletop display, staffed by two engineers for 150 minutes. Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations.

Benefits of the Extended Breakfast Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 1 paid-in-advance Registration
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage  with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG.

Lunch Sponsorship  $6,000

The Lunch (Monday or Tuesday) Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for recognition during lunch on a Meeting day as they exhibit their products on a tabletop display, staffed by two engineers for 1 hour.  Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations.  

Benefits of the Lunch (Monday or Tuesday) Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 1 paid-in-advance Registration
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage  with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG.

Break Sponsorship $5,000

The Break Sponsorship offers the sponsor an opportunity for great recognition as they exhibit their products on a tabletop display, staffed by two engineers for 30 minutes. Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations.

Benefits of the Meeting Break Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • 1 paid-in-advance Registration
  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks
  • Special on-site Meeting signage  with logo displayed during the sponsored event is provided by NANOG.

Survey Giveaway Sponsorship  - Valued at $1,500

Sponsorship of Survey Giveaway Item.  Presentation surveys are collected electronically throughout the meeting and the drawings take place for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday surveys in the General Session.  The Sponsorship offers numerous mentions and announcements throughout meetings for increased visibility for the Sponsor.  The Survey Giveaway item should have a retail value of $500 per item (3*$500 = $1500).

Benefits of the Survey Giveaway Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks

*Special Note - The Sponsor is responsible for all costs of gift.  Gift  selection will be reviewed and must be approved by NANOG in advance.

Social Recognition

 $1,000 for single sponsor recognition and  $500 each additional sponsor for up to 4 co-sponsors        

Sponsors have the opportunity of organizing a social for the NANOG attendees.  This contribution to NANOG can ensure their hosted social event will be officially recognized and be supported by NANOG. The  Meeting Host has the first right of refusal for their choice of day.  NANOG will allow up to 3 co-sponsors in addition to the primary host.  The sponsor also has an option to place a postcard size information flyer regarding their social in the registration bag.

Benefits of the Social Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • Public recognition during the Closing Remarks
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG Meeting Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • NANOG Social Page
    • NANOG Meeting Highlights Page
    • NANOG Meeting Agenda Page
    • NANOG Printed Pocket Agenda available at registration desk
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page with a hyperlink
    • On Large Screen during Closing Remarks

*Special Note - The Sponsor is responsible for costs and planning of the social.  Site selection will be reviewed and must be approved by NANOG in advance.  The Social must be open to all NANOG attendees.

NANOG On The Road Sponsorship Opportunities (Limited to three sponsors total)

Select Sponsor - $7,000 (limited to one sponsor)

The NANOG On The Road offers the sponsor an opportunity for high visibility with engineers local to a specific hi-tech location.  Sponsors are also provided an opportunity to exhibit their products on a tabletop display, during lunch and/or at the end of day reception. Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations during the event reception.

Benefits of the NANOG On The Road Select Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • Opportunity to have a non-staffed, 6' table, branded on-site during the NOTR meeting with giveaways, marketing materials and may include one 36' wide banner (to fit behind the table)
  • Public recognition during the Opening Remarks of the NOTR Event
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG on the Road Meeting Home Page, with a hyperlink
    • NANOG on the Road Agenda Page 
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page, with a hyperlink
  • Special on-site Meeting signage with logo displayed during the sponsored event, provided by NANOG
  • Recognition at the next regular NANOG meeting as a sponsor of the NOTR event

Associate Sponsor - $3,000 (limited to two sponsors)

The NANOG On The Road offers the sponsor an opportunity for high visibility with engineers local to a specific hi-tech location.  Sponsors are also provided an opportunity to exhibit their products on a tabletop display, during lunch and/or at the end of day reception. Sponsors will have focused attention with interested attendees with an opportunity to further explore extensive business discussions and presentations during the event reception.

Benefits of the NANOG On The Road Associate Sponsor provided by NANOG:

  • Public recognition during the Opening Remarks of the NOTR Event
  • Mentioned and/or Logo displayed on:
    • NANOG on the Road Meeting Home Page, with a hyperlink
    • NANOG on the Road Agenda Page 
    • NANOG Past Sponsors Page, with a hyperlink
  • Special on-site Meeting signage with logo displayed during the sponsored event, provided by NANOG
  • 6' table and two chairs provided during lunch or networking reception
  • Recognition at the next regular NANOG meeting as a sponsor of the NOTR event