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2016 Quilt Winter Member Meeting – Agenda

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The Quilt 2016 Winter Member Meeting
February 9-11, 2016
La Jolla, CA

Tuesday, February 9

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
8:00am – 5:00pm Individual Working Group Meetings  
7:00am – 3:00pm CEO Roundtable – Closed Meeting
Breakfast Served at 7:00am
Meeting begins at 8:00am
Continuing the semiannual tradition that leader-peers in R&E networks meet for a roundtable exchange of views, concerns and opportunities. This session is closed to executive leadership of R&E organizations and their invited guests.Healthcare Connect Fund – How to take advantage of the Healthcare Connect Fund  for Higher Education Institutions that are connected to state research and education networks.
For Presentation – Please email  Steve Fulkerson (ARE-ON) directly
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club – Walnut Room Chair: John Gillispie, MOREnet
8:00am – 5:00pm

Financial Focus Group

As one of our longest-standing working groups the Financial Focus Group (FFG) will meet in-person for a round table discussion of key areas important to the business operations and financial management of our Quilt member organizations.

La Jolla Shores Hotel – Aztec Room (2nd Floor) Chair: Kerry Mobley, LEARN
1:00pm – 5:00pm Communication and Outreach Group
Acapulco North (2nd Floor) Chair:
Darleene Heath, MCNC
Carol Farnham
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break  
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Quilt Board of Directors Meeting

Quarterly Board Meeting of The Quilt Board of Directors. Meeting is closed to board members only. Guests only at the invitation of a board member and prior notice to the Chair.

La Jolla Room, 1st Floor Chair: Jeff Custard, FRGP
5:00pm – 6:30pm Social Hour – Opportunity to gather, network and make plans for dinner   The Shores Patio

Wednesday, February 10
The Quilt Winter Meeting
Location: La Sala Room at La Jolla Shores Beach and Tennis Club

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
7:00am – 8:15am General Breakfast Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (rain back-up, The Marine Room)
7:00am – 8:15am

Newcomers Breakfast

First time at a Quilt Member Meeting? Please join us for a newcomers breakfast at 7:00 am. Look for tables with signs in The Walnut Room.

Walnut Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
8:30am – 9:00am Meeting Welcome and Introductions Jen Leasure, The Quilt
9:00am – 10:00am Invited Address – NSF CISE Update and Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program Investments Kevin Thompson. NSF Program Director
10:00am – 10:30 am Break Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
10:30am – 11:15am Quilt Member Briefing: U.S. International Exchange Points and International R&E Networking
NSF’s IRNC program supports high performance network international connectivity for the R&E community in the U.S. This session includes several of our regional networks’ representing a subset of IRNC awardees. Each will share overviews of their current initiatives in managing and supporting our country’s international R&E exchange points providing details on network infrastructure, partnerships, and new opportunities and challenges in supporting international scientific collaborations.
Dave Jent, IU/GRNOC
Tim Lance, NYSERNet
Dave Reese, CENIC
11:15am – 12:00pm Invited Address – NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Fen Zhao, NSF Program Director
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (rain back-up, The Marine Room)
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Quilt Member Panel Discussion: Broadband Opportunities in Rural Areas – What is the Role of Your Regional Network?

Regional networks in their role as trusted conveners and partners in their areas are often called on by rural communities and representatives for assistance in connecting difficult to reach community anchor institutions in rural areas. This panel will explore how Quilt members consider opportunities to bring broadband to geographically challenged areas of their states and define their roles in these types of initiatives.

Steve Menken, Oregon Gigapop/NERO, moderator

Jean Davis, MCNC
Gil Gonzales, U of New Mexico/Albq. Gigapop
Brian Remer, WiscNet
Scott Taylor, CEN

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Invited Panel Presentation: Diversity Efforts and the WINS Project Invited Panel Presentation: Diversity Efforts and the WINS Project

The IT field faces a diversity problem including building its next generation of leaders. Through the NSF-funded Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, five scholarship recipients participated in the ground-up construction of SCinet at last fall’s SC15. This panel will share how WINS represents just one small step towards solving a larger problem around cultivating and preparing the next generation of female engineering talent.

Marla Meehl, FRGP, moderator

Sana Bellamine, CENIC
Wendy Huntoon, KINBER
Amy Liebowitz, U of Michigan
Megan Sorensen, Idaho State
Jason Zurawski, ESnet

2:30pm – 3:00pm Transportation Arrives for Calit2 Program Presentation at UCSD campus – there will be three buses leaving from the La Jolla Shores Hotel  making three trips to Calit2 between 2:30 and 3:00pm  
3:00pm – 5:30pm

A Tour and Introduction to Calit2 – Inventing the Collaborative Research Environment for the Digital Future

Quilt members and other conference participants will have an opportunity to hear from Calit2 leaders, including Calit2 Founder and Director Larry Smarr, about current research in areas above and will tour and experience some of the new environments that support this research.   Professor Smarr and CENIC CEO Louis Fox will discuss the groundbreaking potential of the Pacific Research Platform – a new National Science Foundation grant that uses fiber-optic networks to connect researchers at universities throughout the West Coast, enabling them to share “big data” at an unprecedented speed.   This discussion will underscore opportunities for Quilt members, and the research institutions that comprise their communities, to participate.

Dr. Larry Smarr

Louis Fox, CENIC

5:30pm – 7:30pm CENIC Sponsored Member Meeting Reception
Transportation Departs from UCSD Campus back to hotels.
There will be three buses leaving from Calit2 – making three return trips back to La Jolla Shores Hotel between 7:15 and 8:00pm
Calit2/UCSD Location

Thursday, February 11
The Quilt Winter Meeting
Location: La Sala Room at La Jolla Shores Beach and Tennis Club (Morning Session)

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
7:00am – 8:15am Breakfast Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (rain back-up, The Marine Room)
8:30am – 9:15am

Quilt Member Panel: Positioning R&E Networks for Special Construction Options in E-rate

The Quilt and its members advocated strongly for the inclusion of building dark fiber as an option in the refreshed E-Rate program proceeding.   Learn from this panel of Quilt members about how they are positioning their organizations and supporting members to explore this funding option in the next 2016 E-Rate cycle.

Dave Marble, OSHEAN, moderator

Paul Schopis, OARnet
Jeff Letourneau, Networkmaine
Jim Stewart, UEN

9:15am – 10:00am Invited Presentation: Internet2 Network Services Futures Update George Loftus, Internet2
Rob Vietzke, Internet2
10:00am – 10:30am

Break- Reconvene in La Sala

(Boxed Lunches Available served at Break)

 Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Invited Presentation: OneNet Presentation on Leveraging Research Networking Scale to Help Community Broadband Performance

OneNet works with dozens of ILECs, CLECs and other providers to fulfill last mile requirements for community anchor institutions. Learn how these relationship are now being leveraged for mutually beneficial efforts that provide resilience for OneNet and better performance to the home in rural communities

James Deaton, OneNet
11:00am – 11:45am Invited Presentation:   Merit’s Strategy for Providing Member Security Services Joe Sawasky, Merit
David Dennis, Merit
11:45am – 12:00pm Wrap-Up
12:00pm – 1:00pm Boxed Lunches   Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Thursday PM & Friday AM, February 11 & 12
Quilt Security Round Table
(Registration is Closed)

Meeting Registration
Meeting Location and Hotel
Registered Attendees
Meeting Agenda with Presentation Links
Quilt Workshop – Security Round Table