The Quilt 2016 Winter Member Meeting
February 9-11, 2016
La Jolla, CA
Tuesday, February 9
|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
|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
|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||
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
|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
|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||
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
Thursday, February 11
The Quilt Winter Meeting
Location: La Sala Room at La Jolla Shores Beach and Tennis Club (Morning Session)
|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
|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)