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2013 Fall Member Meeting – Agenda

The Quilt 2013 Fall Member Meeting
October 2nd – 3rd, 2013
Georgia Tech – Atlanta, GA

 Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Location: The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Time Individual Working Group Meetings Location
3:30 – 5:00 pm Quilt Board of Directors Meeting Amphitheater 225
1:00 – 5:00 pm Financial Focus Group In-Person Fall Meeting Classroom 156
1:00 – 3:00 pm Networking CEO Round Table Amphitheater 225
6:00 – 7:00 pm The Quilt Social Hour – The Clubroom Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference center

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Location: The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center – Amphitheater 222

Time…………….. Quilt Fall Member Meeting Presenter(s)……………………
7:00 – 8:15 am     Breakfast Conference Dining at GTHCC
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast Meeting – Communications and Outreach Global Learning Center
1st floor CafeClassroom 156
7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast Meeting – E-Rate Global Learning Center
1st floor Cafe
Classroom 158
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
8:45 – 9:15 am The Quilt in Action – Strategic Directions for 2013-2014
The work of The Quilt is a reflection of our members’ priorities,
opportunities, challenges and successes. Through our collaborations,
we are continually reminded of the critical roles we play in the success of one another’s organizations and in building the national fabric of regional networks into a Quilt community. In this session, we’ll discuss
The Quilt’s recent projects that have strengthened the fabric of
The Quilt community and provide insight into the strategic direction for
the organization in 2014.
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
9:15 – 9:30 am Invited Address: Meeting the Infrastructure Challenges
of Supporting Large-Scale Medical Research
Experiences from One of the Largest Health Organizations
in the Country
Praveen Chopra,
CIO of Children’s Health
Organization of Atlanta
9:30 – 9:45 am Invited Address:
Practical experience in Designing and Implementing Architecture
to Support Healthcare Data
Matt Sanders,
Director of Research
Operations, GA Tech
9:45 – 10:00 am Q&A for Invited Addresses from CHOA and GA Tech
10:00 – 10:15 am Break Global Learning Center
2nd floor Cafe
10:15 am -11:00 am Panel Discussion: R&E Networks and Healthcare Community
RENs continue to expand their member communities to includehealth care institutions and patient sites with network infrastructure
capable of supporting a diverse set of telehealth and health care
applications. In order to define permanent program based on outcomes
from the Rural Healthcare Pilot Program, the recent FCC Healthcare
ConnectFund Order encourages health care consortia to utilize R&E networks. A panel of Quilt members will describe their roles in partnering with state health care consortia to support specific goals and networking requirements while sharing what impact the new federal program may have on these efforts. They will also share their insights and ideas on how R&E networks can continue to expand their roles in supporting this community’s networking requirements.
Moderator: Mark Johnson, MCNC
Paul Schopis, OARnet
Lonnie Leger, LONI
11:00 – 11:45 am National Telecommunications Policy John Windhausen, Telepoly Consulting
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch Conference Dining at GATHCC
1:00 – 1:45 pm Disaster Mitigation/Recovery and Management Continuity:
Quilt member networks are critical to the operations of member
institutions rely on RENs as trusted partners. Who better for Quilt
members to turn to for assistance with business continuity and risk
planning than our own community who understands the trust our
member institutions place in us? A panel of Quilt members will share their experiences leveraging other REN resources for business and management continuity services and explore ideas on how our Quilt community can share and leverage resources from one another including equipment, space and personnel.
Moderator: Jen Leasure, The Quilt
James Deaton, OneNet
Tim Lance, NYSERNet
Dave Marble, OSHEAN
Marla Meehl, FRGP
1:45 – 2:30 pm Leadership – How to Meet Challenges and Seize Opportunity
Successfully addressing the dynamic and challenging environment we face requires innovative, empowered leaders that get the best from their staff. Leadership is the catalyst required to deliver everything we provide to our institutions. This presentation will focus will on the Be-Know-Do model for leadership and the skills required for each model element. This presentation will help identify areas where Quilt community leaders can get maximum payoff in leader development.
Don Welch, Merit
2:30 – 3:15 pm Invited Address: Trends in “Bring Your Own Everything” Presenter: Preston Winn, Director of Business Development for Education, AirWatch
3:15 – 3:45 pm Break Glabal Learning Center
2nd Floor Cafe
3:45 – 5:15 pm Smaller Group Meetings and Discussions
Meeting participants will have the opportunity to participate in one of three break-out sessions planned for this time. Each break-out group will report back to the larger group the next day during the main program.
Breakout #1 – Advanced Networking
With many regional networks deploying 100G capabilities, this conversation will explore the new opportunities for Quilt members to leverage these resources as a fabric of networks as well as understand the current state of regional network deployment of Software Defined Networking.
Amphitheater 225
Breakout #2 – Quilt Peer Review Service
Since 2008, The Quilt has offered a formal peer review service for members. In 2012, the R&E networking organization self-assessment tool was created to provide another tool in the peer review scope. This session will explore ideas on how the program be enhanced to promote broader use of the service and tool as well as explore new facets to
this service.
Classroom 156
Breakout #3 – Professional Development
The staff of the R&E networking organizations are invaluable assets of our community. This discussion will explore ideas and share best practices on attracting, developing and retaining professional talent for member organizations.
Classroom 158
6:00 – 8:00 pm Quilt Member Meeting Reception Sponsored by Airwatch The Spence
Thursday, October 3rd
Location: The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center – Amphitheater 222
Time Quilt Fall Member Meeting Location
7:15 – 8:15 am Breakfast Conference Dining GATHCC
8:30 – 9:15 am Invited Address: National Science Foundation Presentation Kevin Thompson, NSF
9:15 – 10:00 am Invited Address: Network Performance followed by Discussion Nick Feamster,
Georgia Tech
10:00 – 10:15 am Break (Boxed Lunches Available served at Break) Global Learning Center
2nd floor Cafe
10:15 – 11:35 am Breakout Session #1 – Advanced Networking Report-Out Wendy Huntoon, 3ROX
10:35 – 11:00 am Briefing: NET+ Regional Partner Program Update –
Pilot Partner Strategies for Incorporating NET+ services into portfolio
Regional Net+ Partner Pilots
11:00 – 11:25 am Member Briefing: Report from Quilt-InCommon Pilot Efforts George Laskaris, NJEDge.Net
11:25 – 11:35 am Breakout Session #2 – Quilt Peer Review Report-Out Claude Garelik, Great Plains Network
11:35 – 11:45 am Breakout Session #3 – Professional Development Report-Out John Gillispie, MOREnet and
Scott Taylor, CEN
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Meeting Close Jen Leasure,
The Quilt
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Global Learning Center
2nd Floor Cafe
Thursday Afternoon, October 3rd

Location: The Georgia Tech Hotel and Confernce Center – Classroom 156 / 158

1:00 – 5:00 pm The Quilt Services Workshop
Classroon 156 / 158

Meeting Registration
Quilt Services Workshop
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