CfP, Registrations, Accommodation, 2019 AGM


DNS-OARC is heading to Austin, TX, USA for its 31st Workshop!

It takes place at the JW Marriott Austin on October 31st and November 1st, 2019 — immediately after NANOG 77 on October 28th, 29th and 30th.

OARC 31 Call for Presentations

The Workshop’s Program Committee is requesting proposals for presentations. All DNS-related subjects are welcome.

A time slot will also be available for lightning talks (5–10 minutes each) on day two of the workshop for which submissions will be accepted just before the start of the workshop and until the start of the morning break on day two.

There will be an OARC Business and AGM session during the workshop, which will be for OARC Members only. If you are an OARC member and have a sensitive topic that you wish to present during that session those can be accommodated.

Workshop Milestones

25 Jun 2019 :: Submissions open via Indico
16 Aug 2019 (23:59 CDT) :: Deadline for submissions
28 Aug 2019 :: Initial contribution list published
28 Sep 2019 :: Full agenda published
18 Oct 2019 (23:59 CST) :: Deadline for slideset submissions
31 Oct 2019 :: Workshop

Details for presentation submission are published here:


The workshop presentations will be organized by common themes, depending on the topics and the timing of each presentation. There are 30-minute and 15-minute slots — let us know your preference in your submission.

To allow the Programme Committee to make objective assessments of submissions, so as to ensure the quality of the workshop, submissions SHOULD include slides. Draft slides are acceptable on submission.

If you have questions or concerns you can contact the Programme Committee via submissions@dns-oarc.net

Please note that OARC is run on a non-profit basis, and is not in a position to reimburse expenses or time for speakers at its meetings.

Additionally, if your submission is accepted as a presentation for OARC 31, your name and affiliation will be published and available publicly on the workshop website.

Attending OARC 31

Attending DNS-OARC Workshops is open to all OARC members and other parties interested in DNS operations and research.

NANOG 77 (taking place immediately prior to OARC 31) attendees are particularly welcome as both meetings will have complementary and non-overlapping content.

Discounted early bird registrations (with additional discounts for delegates from OARC member organisations) are now available. Further details and Registration links are on the OARC 31 Registration Page.

Accommodation during OARC 31

We have a limited number of rooms available at the workshop venue at $269 + taxes per night (flexible rate, cancellable up to 48 hours in advance of arrival date)

Although we are co-locating with NANOG 77 our hotel room block — at the JW Marriott Austin — is separate to the NANOG one and vice versa. Our room block does not cover the NANOG 77 meeting days and their block does not cover the OARC 31 workshop days.

The OARC 31 room block is available for an earliest arrival of October 31st and a latest departure of November 2nd, and you may book via:


If you are arriving earlier than the first bookable date, you have the following two options:

  1. If you are going to attend NANOG 77, book your accommodation for the other days using the NANOG booking link. The hotel reservations team can link your separate NANOG and OARC bookings so that you do not need to move rooms between them.
  2. If you are not attending NANOG, email us on meeting@dns-oarc.net letting us know your reservation number and the additional dates you would like to book and we will liaise with the hotel on your behalf.

Please note Austin is an extremely busy city at that time of year and there is high demand for hotel accommodation, pushing up room rates. The available room allocations for NANOG and OARC are very likely to get booked up rapidly, and it would be prudent to book accommodation sooner rather than later.

2019 AGM

The OARC AGM for 2019 will take place during the afetrnoon of November 1st, 2019 at the JW Marriott Austin. Further details — the official announcement with supporting documentation — will be emailed to members and posted in due course.

It is IMPORTANT that Members participate to vote, either by attending in person or by sending a proxy.

Sponsoring OARC 31

OARC aims to keep its workshops self sustainable and thus relies on sponsorship as one part of funding to meet the total (including non-venue and non-workshop days) costs associated with running the workshops and related social events.

We are currently looking for sponsorship.

Please refer to the OARC 31 Call for Sponsors page for sponsorship opportunities and contact sponsor@dns-oarc.net if your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor.


Please spread the word about the OARC 31 workshop by sharing this post with your friends and colleagues, using the hashtag #OARC31 if sharing across social media.

You may follow us via:

Twitter: @dnsoarc
LinkedIn Group: DNS-OARC
Facebook Page: DNS OARC
YouTube Channel: DNS-OARC
OARC 31 Page on Facebook: OARC 31 DNS Technical Workshop

Looking forward to seeing y’all in Austin.

Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center

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