2017 Quilt Winter Member Meeting – Agenda

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February 7-9, 2017
La Jolla, CA

Tuesday, February 7

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
8:00am – 5:00pm Individual Working Group Meetings  
8:00am – 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.
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club – Walnut Room Vice Chair:
Dave Marble, OSHEAN
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 (2ndFloor) Chair: Ami Layman, OneNet
1:00 – 5:00pm Communication and Outreach Group Acapulco South, 2nd Floor
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Darleene Heath, MCNC
Nimota Garcia, OSHEAN
1:00 – 5:00pm Services Working Group Acapulco North, 2nd Floor
La Jolla Shores Hotel
David Dennis, Merit
Chris Liechty, WiscNet
3:00 – 3:30pm Break  
3:30 – 5:00pm Quilt Board Meeting – Closed Meeting
Quarterly Board Meeting of The Quilt Board of Directors.
La Jolla Room, 1st Floor
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Chair: Paul Schopis, OARnet
5:30 – 6:00pm Newcomers Gathering
First time at a Quilt Member Meeting? Please join us for a newcomers gathering at 5:30 pm.
Walnut Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club 
5:30 – 8:00pm Beach Party Networking Event – Sponsored by CIS Authorized Providers.  La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club – Beach

Wednesday, February 8
The Quilt Winter Meeting
Location: La Sala Room at La Jolla Shores Beach and Tennis Club 

Time Topic Location Presenter(s)
7:00 – 8:15am General Breakfast Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (rain back-up, The Marine Room)
7:00 – 8:15am Carahsoft Sponsored Breakfast for Quilt VMware Program – Sign-up with Jennifer Griffin  La Jolla Room, 1st Floor
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Martin Gavin, Carahsoft Program Manager for VMware
8:30am – 12:00pm General Session La Sala Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club 
8:30 – 8:45am Meeting Welcome and Introductions Jen Leasure, The Quilt
8:45 – 9:30am Invited Address – Building the Cybersecurity Workforce of Tomorrow
Cybersecurity will remain a high priority for organizations in 2017 and beyond, although the shape of those investments will continue to evolve.  Investments in infrastructure, technologies, and tools will not be enough to reduce risks; we also need a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.  The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is working to create an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development that addresses the workforce needs of today and the future.  NICE, led by NIST in the U.S. Department of Commerce, is working with other government departments and agencies, academia, and the private sector to accelerate learning and skills development, nurture a diverse learning community, and guide career development and workforce planning.  State and regional networks, as architects of our education and research network infrastructure and as potential service providers to educational communities, are an important part of NICE’s strategy to leverage public-private partnerships to enhance our national security and economic security.
Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
9:3010:15am Invited Address – National Broadband Policy Update – Preparing for a New Administration Jeff Mitchell, LLGS, LLC
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:15am Invited Panel Presentation and Discussion: Findings from the WILMA Report and Potential Directions for Regional Networks With the leadership of Merit and support provided by the Quello Center at Michigan State University, a collaboration of several Quilt members recently released report findings for wireless solutions to better connect communities under the project name Wireless Innovation for Last Mile Access (WILMA). Aleks Yankelevich,
Quello Center/Michigan State University, moderatorPanel:
Joe Sawasky, Merit
Chip Byers, MOREnet
Ed Chapel, NJEDge
Mark Johnson, MCNC
Brian Remer, WiscNet
11:15am – 12:00pm 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, eight scholarship recipients participated in the ground-up construction of SCInet at SC16. 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

Kali McLennan, U of Oklahoma
Jessica Shaffer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wendy Huntoon, KINBER
Jason Zurawski, ESnet

12:00pm – 2:15pm Lunch / Networking / Special Interest Group Meetings Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club (rain back-up, The Marine Room)
12:15 – 2:15pm Working Lunch Session for Blender Group – Closed Meeting  La Sala Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club  Co-Chairs:
Steve Wallace, IU
Brian Remer, WiscNet
12:15 – 1:15pm Working Lunch and Level 3 Framework for R&E Fiber IRU Renewals  Walnut Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Craig Cupach, Level 3
Scott Pohlman, Level 3
1:15 – 2:15pm Internet2 Network Services Update
La Jolla Room – 1st Floor, La Jolla Shores Hotel George Loftus, Internet2
Linda Roos, Internet2
1:15 – 2:15pm E-rate and Other National Policies and Programs Discussion Acapulco N/S – 2nd Floor, La Jolla Shores Hotel Jeff Mitchell, LLGS, LLC – facilitator
2:15 – 2:45pm Transportation to Calit2 at UCSD
3:00 – 5:00pm CENIC/Scripps Institution of Oceanography Sponsored Program: Earth Sciences Challenges for High Speed Regional Networks Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall
Louis Fox, CENIC, Host
5:30 – 7:30pm CENIC Sponsored Reception
Birch Aquarium
7:30pm Transportation departs from Birch Aquarium back to hotels

Thursday, February 9
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) 
7:008:15am NOAA N-Wave and RON Partner Breakfast Walnut Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Rob Sears, NOAA
Paul Love, NOAA
Ann Keane, NOAA
8:3011:30am Network Security Round Table Acapulco N/S (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel Mark Beadles, OARnet
8:30am – 12:00pm The Trifecta
Financial Focus Group
Outreach and Communications
Services Working Group
La Sala Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club  Jennifer Griffin, The Quilt
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

ESnet Science Engagement Workshop for Regional Networks ($0 separate registration required)

This highly interactive workshop outlines a process that can be adopted by members of the R&E networking community (regional and state networks, campuses) to advance the mission of science engagement and fully realize the investments made in networking and personnel by agencies such as the Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation.

 La Jolla Room, 1st Floor, La Jolla Shores Hotel Jason Zurawski, ESnet
Jennifer Schopf, IU
Kevin Thompson, NSF
Steve Diggs, UCSD/SIO
 12:00 –1:00 pm Boxed Lunches Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and Shores Patio – La Jolla Shores Hotel

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