The Quilt 2017 Fall Member Meeting – Agenda

Albuquerque skyline
The Quilt 2017 Fall Member Meeting
Hosted by UNM-Albuquerque GigaPoP
Hyatt Regency – Downtown Albuquerque, NM
October 3 – 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Pre-Meeting Activities

Time Topic
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Financial Focus Group
As one of our longest-standing working groups the Financial Focus Group (FFG) will meet in-person for a discussion of key areas important to the business operations and financial management of our Quilt member organizations.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Mann, ARE-ON (chair)
6:00 – 7:30 pm Joint Reception with The Quilt, NSF PIs and ESnet/ESCC
(Light Appetizers and Cash Bar)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – The Quilt, NSF, & ESCC Collocated Program

Time Topic
6:45 – 8:00 am General Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 am Colocated Meeting of ESCC/NSF/Quilt
Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – 9:15 am Plenary: Quantum Communications
Dr. Raymond Newell, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:15 – 10:00 am Panel: Cyberinfrastructure Investments for New Mexico Campuses
Steve Perry, University of New Mexico (moderator)
Jason Collet, Western New Mexico University
Jorge Crichigno, Northern New Mexico College
Norma Grijalva, New Mexico State University
10:00 – 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Panel: Cyberinfrastructure to Support Large Data Transfers in Genomics Research
Pankaj Shah, LEARN (moderator)
Zac Blue, Baylor College of Medicine
Deniz Gurkin, University of Houston
11:00-11:45 am Panel Discussion: Cyberinfrastructure Learning and Workforce Development
Jim Bottum, Clemson University/Internet2 (moderator)
Eli Dart, ESnet
Marla Meehl, University Center for Atmospheric Research/Front Range GIgaPoP
Patrick Schmitz, University of California –  Berkeley
12:00- 1:15 pm Collocated Lunch – NSF / ESCC / Quilt
1:15 – 2:00 pm Plenary: NSF/CISE Investments in Mid-Scale Computing and Networking Research Infrastructure
Jack Brassil, National Science Foundation
2:00 -2 :55 pm Panel Discussion: Researcher Access to Data – Anytime, Anywhere
Alex Feltus, Clemson University (moderator)
Nick Buraglio, ESnet
Louis Fox, CENIC
John Moore, Internet2
2:45 – 3:00 pm Joint Program Wrap-Up
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – The Quilt Member Meeting

Time Topic
3:30 pm Quilt Member Meeting – Visitors from PI Workshop and ESCC meeting are welcome to attend
3:30 – 3:40 pm Opening Remarks
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
3:40 – 4:00 pm Advanced Networking in New Mexico
Overview of Albuquerque GigaPoP and Advanced Networking in New Mexico
Duane Arruti, University of New Mexico
Steve Perry, University of New Mexico
4:00 – 4:45 pm Plenary: Perspective on a Regional Network’s Role in Supporting a Regional Research Platform
Louis Fox, CENIC
4:45 – 5:30 pm Facilitated Discussion: Quilt Members Sharing Initial Thoughts and Efforts in Scaling a National Research Platform
6:00 – 8:00 pm Quilt Member Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – Quilt Member Meeting

Time Topic
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast
7:00 – 8:15 am Side Meetings as Requested (The Quilt has reserved a limited number hotel meetings rooms for smaller group gatherings at this time on first come/first serve basis – contact Jennifer)
8:30 – 8:45 am Day 2 Welcome
8:45 – 9:30 am Mapping Our Way to a More Secure Internet
Kim Claffy (kc), Center for Applied Internet Data (CAIDA)
9:30 – 10:00 am Quilt Member Lightening Talks – touch base with Jen if you have a 5-minute topic
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am US UCAN and Quilt Member Collaborations on IMLS Grant and Toolkit
Susannah Spellman, Internet2 (moderator)
Cort Buffington, KanREN
Jennifer Oxenford, KINBER
11:00 – 11:40 am Quilt Working Group Briefings – Current Priorities and Roadmaps
Services Working Group: David Dennis, Merit, and Chris Liechty, WiscNet
Financial Focus Group: Elizabeth Mann, ARE-ON
CIS Project: Cas D’Angelo, SOX and Sharon Akkoul, NYSERNet
Communications and Outreach: Jennifer Griffin, Quilt
VMware Program, Jennifer Griffin, Quilt
11:40 am – Noon Wrap-Up, Winter 2018 Meeting Preview and Concluding Remarks
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch – Either stay or take with you