There are some awesome networking events by Quilt members happening all over the country this month. We’ve highlighted three upcoming events in May that may be of interest.
MCRCon 2014 and 2014 Merit Member Conference (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
The 2014 Merit Member Conference (MMC) on May 21-22 will be at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
The MMC is a community gathering on the state of the art in IT for organizations, with a focus both on technology and on the many related policy, financial and social considerations of providing information services. Featured speakers include John C. Dvorak, Technology Author, Columnist and Broadcaster; Johannes M. Bauer, Professor, Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University; and J. Alex Halderman, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan.
Prior to the Merit Member Conference, MCRCon 2014 will be on May 20. MCRCon is a cybersecurity conference hosted by the Michigan Cyber Range, which also will be held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
2014 CEN Annual Member Conference (Hartford, Connecticut)
Last year CEN delivered its first annual conference for its members. Almost 300 participants came out to network with their peers, learn about the future of CEN, and technology trends in schools and libraries. The 2014 CEN Annual Member Conference is expected to be bigger and better on Thursday, May 22, at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Susannah Spellman, Executive Director of U.S. & Canada, Internet 2, will be this year’s keynote speaker.
Registration for this year’s event is open.
Great Plains Network 2014 Annual Meeting (Kansas City, Missouri)
The Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Network and Greater Western Library Alliance brings together knowledge and IT professionals including advanced network and cyberinfrastructure users, faculty members, researchers, librarians, information technology staff, and graduate students from leading universities and higher education networks.
This year’s theme is Surviving the Data Deluge: Computation, Storage, Networks and People with highlights including a new venue at The InterContinental Hotel in Kansas City Plaza; Big Data Summit II – Data: The Heart of Scholarship; the Opening Exhibitor Preview; Gala Poolside Reception; and the expansion of “no-conflict time” with exhibitors.