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Internet2 Community Meets for Annual Fall Member Meeting To Highlight Latest Advances in Internet Technology
New Orleans, LA – October 13-16, 2008

Internet2 to Netcast Several Conference Sessions for Worldwide Viewing

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – October 9, 2008 - Internet2's annual Fall Member Meeting brings the future of the Internet to New Orleans this October 13-16, 2008 as the organization and its international member and partner community meet to collaborate and share advances in Internet development and discovery.

Hosted by Internet2 members Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI), the conference will include a wide variety of sessions and demonstrations including presentations on the new optical networking technologies, advances in middleware and federated identity technology, network research, as well as advanced applications in telemedicine, arts and humanities, K-12 educational programs, distance-learning, among many others.

General sessions will include a presentation by Dr. Ed Seidel, Director of the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure who will present on the "The Importance of Cyberinfrastructure for Higher Education." Dr. Seidel will also host a live peek behind the scenes at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) using advanced iHDTV™ high-definition video technology to provide meeting participants in New Orleans with a first-hand view of the biggest science device on the planet. The videoconference will enable attendees to participate in a virtual Q&A with Jim Virdee, LHC CMS spokesperson, David Foster, head of communications and networks for CERN and Harvey Newman, professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology.

General sessions will also feature Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University, who will describe the Tulane experience before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, and Robert Browning, Director of the C- SPAN Archive, who will provide a live demonstration of the C-SPAN Archives. A live videoconference using dynamic circuit networking and UltraGrid high-definition videoconferencing technologies will highlight distance learning collaboration between Louisiana State University professor Thomas Sterling and students in the Czech Republic. The Internet2 Strategic Planning Execution Committee will lead a discussion on next steps in the community-driven strategic planning process and implementation.

The full program can be viewed at the following link:

Several meeting sessions will also be netcast for worldwide viewing.
For access to live streams, additional information as well as archived sessions, visit:

The full schedule of netcast sessions includes:
(NOTE: All sessions are CDT):

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Federation and e-Government
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - IPv6 Challenge
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - General Session
* The Tulane experience before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina
Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University
* The C-SPAN Archives: An online, indexed, accessible, digital video collection
Robert Browning, Director, C-SPAN Archive

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - R&E Network Models Around the World: Today and Tomorrow
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Emergency Notification: Planning, Testing and Implementation Experience at a Small Set of Internet2 Institutions
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Performance Update
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - C-SPAN Video Library: Design and Delivery
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - PART I: Leveraging Statewide Video Conferencing Efforts in Ohio; PART II: Telepresence: A Low Cost Approach, Interoperability and The Commons
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Social Software for the Advanced Networking- Enabled Teaching & Learning Community
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Internet2 Network Members & Connectors/RONs BoF

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - General Session
* The Importance of Cyberinfrastructure for Higher Education
Ed Seidel, Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
* An iHDTV Peek Behind the Scenes at the LHC
Sneak peek at the Large Hadron Collider Control Center using uncompressed iHDTV™ videoconferencing

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Networking Needs of Health Care During Disasters
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Commons, Chaos, and Clouds in my CIs: Implications for Higher Education
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Research and Education Networking in Sub-Saharan Africa
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Conversations and Civic Engagement: Empowering Students using Internet2
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Using Dynamic Circuit Networks
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Future of Social Networking
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Real-World Experiences in Virtual Reality
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - LONI Provides UNO High-Speed Business Continuity After Katrina

Thursday, October 16, 2008
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM - General Session
* Dynamic Circuit Networking-enabled HD UltraGrid Videoconferencing
Professor Thomas Sterling, LSU and Charlie McMahon, director of LONI will lead a discussion with colleagues at Masryk University in the Czech Republic using UltraGrid technology. Session will showcase how the students use HD videoconferencing to participate in Professor Sterling's class, “Introduction to High-Performance Computing."
* Internet2 Strategic Plan Implementation Update
Ray Ford, University of Montana

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Developing a Shared Business Continuity Data Center
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM - ARP Poison Routing (Spoofing and Impersonation)
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Health Care Network Initiative Workshop Part 1 - Focus on FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program (Separate Registration Required)

Friday, October 17, 2008
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Health Care Network Initiative Workshop Part 2 - Focus on FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Program (Separate Registration Required)

About Internet2
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community to undertake collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet. For more information:

Lauren Rotman

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