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Internet2 to Netcast Highlights of Annual Member Meeting, April 21-23, 2008

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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: Internet2 to Netcast Highlights of Annual Member Meeting, April 21-23, 2008
  • Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:51:43 -0400


Meeting to Address Key Advances in High Performance Networking, Applications
and Community Strategic Planning Efforts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 17, 2008 - Internet2 will hold its annual Spring
Member Meeting from April 21-23, 2008 in Arlington, VA. The meeting brings
together nearly 600 hundred leaders from research and education to address
key advances in high performance networking and leading-edge Internet
technologies. The meeting encompasses a diverse roster of presentations,
sessions, working group gatherings, and workshops in areas such as dynamic
circuit networking, advancements and adoption of middleware capabilities,
security on high-performance networks, as well as presentations on advanced

Internet2 will netcast live select member meeting sessions for worldwide
viewing. This year, there will be a particularly important focus on the
Internet2 Strategic Planning efforts, a major undertaking by the Internet2
community to reinvent the direction and priorities of the Internet2
organization. The keynote session will provide an update on the strategic
planning progress as well as provide a venue to announce the 2008 Internet2
Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) award winners.

The second general session will feature a keynote from John Curran, founder
and chairman of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). The
session will also host a panel discussion on the recently released
"Blueprint for Big Broadband," a report developed by EDUCAUSE that provides
an innovative approach to bringing the federal government, state
governments, and the private sector together to make high-speed Internet
services available across the country. The panel will feature John
Windhausen of Telepoly Consulting among other distinguished speakers.

The full schedule of netcast sessions includes:
(NOTE: All sessions are EDT):
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Campus Cyberinfrastructure
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - International Update
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - First General Session featuring Strategic Planning
Steering Committee Chair Bill Decker; Presentation of 2008 IDEA Awards led
by Jack Suess, CIO of University of Maryland, Baltimore County and
vice-chair of the Internet2 Applications, Middleware & Services Advisory
Council (AMSAC).
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Science in the Cinema Via Videoconferencing
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Federations, Trust, Identity, LoAs - When is it
important (and when not)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Cyberinfrastructure Architectures, Security and Advanced
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Dynamic Circuits and Commercial Implementations of
Dynamic Circuits
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - iHDTV OptIPortal Integration and the iHDTV Roadmap
Update 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Objective of a Network is to Provide a Service
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - GigaPoP and Regional Optical Networks Coordination BoF

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - StateNets and RONs: Bringing the Big Pipes to Your
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Virtual Worlds/Educational Gaming Panel
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Second General Session - Keynote featuring John
Curran, Founder and Chairman at American Registry of Internet Numbers
(ARIN); A panel discussion on the EDUCAUSE report, "Blueprint for Big
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Regional Network Approaches to the FCC Rural Health
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Dynamic Circuit Network Case Studies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - NJVid - A New Jersey Statewide Video Portal Based on
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - R&E Network Models: Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, April 24, 2008
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Health Network Initiative Workshop

Netcasts will also be archived for future viewing.
For access to the live streams and additional information, visit:

For information on the meeting, visit:

Media Contact: Lauren Rotman, Internet2,

  • Internet2 to Netcast Highlights of Annual Member Meeting, April 21-23, 2008, Lauren Rotman, 04/17/2008

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