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2020 Winter Member Meeting – Agenda


Quilt Winter Member Meeting
February 5 – 7, 2020
La Jolla, California

Meeting Agenda [Printable PDF]
Updated 2.5.2020 (please see location update in red below)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
Time Topic and Presenters Location
7:00 – 8:15 AM Open: NOAA N-Wave and RON Partner Breakfast
La Sala, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Closed Meeting: Quilt Board Meeting
Quarterly Board Meeting of The Quilt Board of Directors
Lead: Cas D’Angelo, Southern Crossroads/Southern LambdaRail and Chairman of the Board of Directors
(Breakfast served at 7:00 am)
Walnut Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: Services Working Group
Lead: Ann Zimmerman, OARnet, chair
(Light breakfast served in 2nd floor corridor by Acapulco Room at 8:00am)
Acapulco North (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: Financial Focus Group
Leads: Gabriel Gonzalez, Sun Corridor and Lance Neal, LONI, chairs
(Light breakfast served in 2nd floor corridor by Acapulco Room at 8:00am)
Aztec (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: CIS Working Group
Lead: Sharon Akkoul, NYSERNet, chair
(Light breakfast served in 2nd floor corridor by Acapulco Room at 8:00am)
La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: Communications and Outreach Working Group
Lead: Christy Rohmer, NYSERNet, and Larry Cocco, NJEdge, co-chairs
(Light breakfast served in 2nd floor corridor by Acapulco Room at 8:00am)
Acapulco South (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
1:00 – 5:00 PM Closed Meeting: CEO Roundtable
Continuing the semiannual tradition that leader-peers in R&E networks meet in-person for a round table exchange of views, concerns and opportunities. This session is closed to executive leadership of R&E organizations and their invited guests.
(Lunch served in La Jolla room at 12:00 pm)
La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
1:00 – 5:00 PM Open Meeting: Combined Quilt Working Group Conversation
An opportunity for all Quilt Working Groups to come together to discuss common issues that are shared between the Quilt working groups and organizations.
(Lunch served at 12:00 pm in 2nd floor corridor by Acapulco Room)
Acapulco North and South (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
5:30 – 8:00 PM Sponsored Meeting Reception Hosted by Ciena The Shores Patio and La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Time Topic and Presenters Location
7:00 – 8:15 AM General Breakfast La Jolla Shores Hotel Restaurant
7:00 – 8:15 AM Sponsored Breakfast Hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Acapulco North and South (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel (updated 2/5)
8:30 AM-12:00 PM General Session La Sala Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
8:30 – 8:45 AM Meeting Welcome and Introductions
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
8:45 – 9:15 AM Invited Address: The Tribal Digital Village Network R&E Partnership: CENIC, Pacific Wave, Google, and AT&T
Louis Fox, President and CEO, CENIC
Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association
 9:15 – 10:00 AM Invited Address – National Science Foundation CISE Update and Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program Investments
Kevin Thompson, Program Manager, National Science Foundation
 10:00 – 10:15 AM Break Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
 10:15 – 10:45 AM Invited Address – A Case Study in REN and Community College Partnership in Arizona
Lev Gonick, Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University and Sun Corridor
Dr. Mark Koan, Chief Information Officer, Maricopa Community Colleges
La Sala Room – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
 10:45 – 11:25 AM Invited Address – Building a Network Security Service Portfolio for R&E Networking Communities
Communities served by today’s R&E networks increasingly rely on access to technology resources as key drivers for growth, innovation, and success. However, many do not have adequate access to the resources and expertise required to maintain effective cyber defenses making it difficult to succeed in their mission to educate and serve. In this session, we’ll explore how MCNC has built a portfolio of cybersecurity services for our community and we’ll look at the how these services fit into MCNC’s strategic vision for the future.
Chris Beal, Chief Information Security Officer, MCNC
 11:25 – 11:45 AM Member Briefs: Invited Talks (10-minutes each)
11:25 – 11:35 AM Quilt Members and Trusted CI Collaboration
Dana Brunson, Executive Director for Research Engagement, Internet2
11:35 – 11:45 AM Statewide IPv6 Readiness Campaign Update
Joe Sawasky, President and CEO, Merit
Data Mobility Exhibition
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
 11:45 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking / Transition to Breakouts Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Afternoon Breakouts – Session I
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Open Meeting: Highly Interactive EPOC Deep Dive Outcomes and Researcher Engagement – Part 1
Leads: Jen Schopf, IU, and Jason Zurawski, ESnet
Topics:

  • Discuss key findings and common themes from 10 recent EPOC deep dives.
  • Discover techniques and tools to identify researchers at your member institutions
  • Learn about available resources to support you and your members through EPOC and how to access them.
  • Consider how to translate deep dive findings and themes and available resources into actionable take-aways for researcher engagements in your community.
La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Open Meeting: R&E Network Automation and Telemetry
Lead: James Deaton, Great Plains Network
Topics:

  • Community Measurement, Metrics, and Telemtry – efforts from campuses through regionals and across national research networks
  • Automation activities across research computing, data, and networking
  • Is this the best opportunity to definitively differentiate the value of research networks?
  • General group discussion
La Sala, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Open Meeting: What’s Next for Net Neutrality and Other National Telecommunications Policies and Programs Discussion
Lead: Jeff Mitchell, Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth
Topics:
• National Broadband Policy Update presentation by Jeff Mitchell, Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth
• What’s Next for Net Neutrality?
• General group discussion
Acapulco Room (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
 3:00 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break/Transition to Breakout – Session II Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and La Jolla Shores Patio
3:30 – 5:30 PM Afternoon Breakouts – Session II
 3:30 – 5:30 PM Open Meeting: Highly Interactive EPOC Deep Dive Outcomes and Researcher Engagement – Part 2
Leads: Jen Schopf, IU and Jason Zurawski, ESnet
Topics Cont’d:

  • Discuss key findings and common themes from 10 recent EPOC deep dives.
  • Discover techniques and tools to identify researchers at your member institutions
  • Learn about available resources to support you and your members through EPOC and how to access them.
  • Consider how to translate deep dive findings and themes and available resources into actionable take-aways for researcher engagements in your community.
La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
3:30 – 5:30 PM Open Meeting: R&E Networking Facilities Discussions
Lead: Lonnie Leger, LONI
Topics:

  • Importance of facilities-based service models to longer-term strategy
  • Fiber Marketplace Discussion
  • Non-Traditional Fiber Partnerships
  • What’s Driving Your Colocation Strategy?
  • Quilt Regional Network Map Discussion
La Sala, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
3:30 – 5:30 PM Open Meeting: Connecting Community Anchors and R&E Support for Community Networks
Lead: Charlotte Bewersdorff, MeritTopics:

  • Bridging rural broadband divide – invited presentation from Merit on Michigan Moonshot Project and associated research and facilitated discussion on state initiatives to coordinate broadband planning and investment
  • K-12 initiatives – briefing by Illinois Century Network on K-12 initiatives as well as transition from E-rate provider to consortium filer
  • Internet2 Community Anchor Program Update
  • Merit.edu/moonshot [video]
Acapulco Room (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
5:30 – 6:30 PM Quilt Member Networking Hour
Gather and make dinner plans. (Dinner on own)
La Jolla Shores Poolside Patio
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Time Topic and Presenters Location
7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast  La Jolla Shores Hotel Restaurant
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: Confluence of Quilt Working Groups
Lead: Jennifer Griffin, The Quilt
Topics:

  • Member lightning talks
  • Network security solutions and services – invited briefs and facilitated discussion
    eSports – invited briefs and facilitated discussion
  • Community Preparedness Pacts – invited presentation and facilitated discussion
  • MANRS compliance
Acapulco Room (2nd Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: EPOC Regional Partners Meeting  La Jolla Room (1st Floor), La Jolla Shores Hotel
Noon Meeting Conclusion – Boxed Lunches available Shores Patio, Shores Hotel