NSDI '20 Activities

To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all NSDI '20 attendees. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

NSDI '20 Preview Session

Monday, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm

Are you new to NSDI? Are you a networking expert but feel bewildered when talk turns to security? Are you interested in engaging more deeply with paper presentations outside your research area? Join us for the NSDI preview session, where area experts will give short introductions to the Symposium's major technical sessions.

NSDI '20 Luncheon and Test of Time Award Presentation

Tuesday, 12:30 pm–1:50 pm

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Tuesday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm

Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees of NSDI, FAST, and Vault—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Tuesday, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm

Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals attending NSDI, FAST, and Vault.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm

Join NSDI, FAST, and Vault attendees for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

NSDI '20 Poster Session and Reception

Wednesday, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Session and Reception. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, speakers, and conference organizers. View the Call for Posters.

N2Women Luncheon

Courtesy of Facebook and USENIX
Thursday, 12:20 pm–1:50 pm

Attendance is limited to all who identify as women and allies registered for NSDI, and capacity is limited. Please sign up and be sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

About N2Women (Networking Networking Women): N2Women is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications. N2Women encourages diversity and aims at fostering connections among under-represented women in this computing sub-field. Founded by Tracy Camp and Wendi Heinzelman, N2Women organized its first meeting at the ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) on May 24, 2006, in Florence, Italy. Camp and Heinzelman led the community for over 10 years, during which time it grew to over 1,400 members. N2Women organizes events at major conferences of the field where members or non-members can meet and get introduced to the research community.

N2Women is supported by several major professional associations such as ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMOBILE, and IEEE ComSoc, and by major companies such as Facebook. Thanks to this support, N2Women offers fellowships to graduate students and junior researchers to organize N2Women meetings at a selection of flagship conferences in the networking and communications fields. It also organizes full-day professional development workshops with the additional support of CRA-W and the National Science Foundation.

Since 2016, N2Women publishes two lists of 10 inspiring women every year:

  • "N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications" list, published yearly on December 10, Ada Lovelace’s date of birth.
  • "N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications" list, published yearly in the summer.

N2Women also offers a mentoring program and has launched advocacy actions to ensure the greater research community in networking and communications remains welcoming to everyone.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 pm–11:00 pm

View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the NSDI '20 BoFs page.