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
Presenters:
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
Presenters:
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
Presenters:
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
Presenters:
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