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The Quilt Member Meeting Program

The Quilt Fall 2016 Member Meeting Program
Downtown Philadelphia Marriott
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 19-21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:30- 7:30 pm
5th Floor, Salons H-J

Time Topic
3:30 Colocated Meeting of NSF/ESCC/The Quilt Welcome and Introductions
Wendy Huntoon, KINBER
3:30- 4:15 Opening Plenary: BBR TCP Opportunities
Matt Mathis, Research Scientist, Google
4:15- 5:00 Panel Discussion: LIGO Gravitational Waves Detection and Cyberinfrastructure Support
This panel of individuals involved in the NSF and DOE funded LIGO program will share insights not only into the LIGO research that uncovered the existence of gravitational waves but also insights into successful researcher engagement and cyberinfrastructure support for the program.
Peter Couvares, Senior Research Scientist, LIGO Laboratory-Caltech (moderator)
Lonnie Leger, Executive Director, Louisiana Optical Network Initiative
Eric Sedore, CC* Networking PI, CalTech
5:00- 5:30 DTN to DTN Performance
Jack Suess, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Eli Dart, ESnet
5:45-7:30 NSF, ESCC & The Quilt Reception – 5th Floor Foyer
Location: 5th Floor Foyer

Day 2 – Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:30- 5:15

Time Topic
7:00- 8:15 Breakfast – NSF/ESCC/The Quilt – 5th Floor, Salons K-L
8:30- 9:15 Opening Plenary
Jim Kurose, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
9:15- 10:00 National Cybersecurity Panel
Managing the security risks to scientific data, cyberinfrastructure and research is a priority for creating a trustworthy environment for research advancements.  This panel will focus on strategies for assessing and managing risks to the integrity and availability of science including privacy issues.
Sean Peisert, Berkeley Lab / CENIC / UC Davis (moderator)
Jill Gemmill, Clemson University
Michael Sinatra, ESnet
Von Welch, Indiana University
10:00- 10:30 Morning Break – 5th Floor, Hallway
10:30- 11:15 Science Engagement – Bridging the Gaps
A national panel of representatives will address the both the discussion and technology gaps to facilitate scientific engagement and build tools to support workflows and data transfer.  Learn from panelists about their desire to better understand science requirements and advocate for tools to fill the technology gaps.
Lauren Rotman, ESnet (moderator)
Lauren Michaels, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ken Miller, Pennsylvania State University
Craig Tull, ESnet
11:15- 11:55 Cyberinfrastructure for Climate Science
A national panel of individuals representing climate science research and modeling and the campus and regional cyberinfrastructure providers that support this research will speak to the successful engagement between researcher and networking leading to advancements in the field.
Christos Papadopoulos, Colorado State University (moderator)
Marla Meehl, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Front Range GigaPoP
Travis O’Brien, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
11:55 Colocated Program Wrap-Up
12:00- 1:15 Regional Network Hosted Lunch – NSF/ESCC/TheQuilt
5th Floor, Salons K-L
(See the back of your name tag for table assignments)
Note: Table assignments were made based on the number of attendees indicating during conference registration they would attend the lunch. If you don’t have a table assignment and want to attend the lunch, please make a request at the conference information desk. We’ll will make every effort to accommodate your request.
1:30- 1:50 Quilt Fall Meeting Welcome and Quilt Update
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
1:50- 2:15 Invited Presentation: Regional Networks:  An Expanding Role in the Cyberinfrastructure Ecosystem
Greg Monaco, Great Plains Network
2:15- 2:50 Panel PresentationRegional Research Engagement for Small and Large Schools
Marla Meehl, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Front Range GigaPoP (moderator)
Marianne Chitwood, I-Light
Jeff Letourneau, Networkmaine
Jennifer Oxenford, KINBER
2:50- 3:15 Afternoon Break – 5th Floor, Hallway
3:15- 4:00 Invited Presentation: Digital Preservation Network
Steve Morales, Digital Preservation Network
4:00- 4:40 Lightning Talks
4:40- 5:25 Invited Presentation: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – FARNET Perspectives on Regional Networking – Then and Now
Bill Mitchell, Great Plains Network
Glenn Ricart, US Ignite
Jim Williams, Unaffiliated
6:00-9:00 Quilt Member Reception – Lucky Strike
Pack your favorite bowling team shirt and crazy socks… We are going bowling! If bowling isn’t your thing – there is also pool, ping pong, shuffleboard & more. The venue is located a few blocks from the meeting hotel. Click the link above for venue information and map. Lucky Strike ambassadors will be awaiting your arrival and send you up to the lanes.

Friday, October 21, 2016
8:15- 12:00
5th Floor, Salons I-J

Time Topic
7:00- 8:15 Breakfast – 5th Floor, Salons K-L
8:15 Friday Welcome & Introductions
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
8:15- 9:00 Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
Larry Wilson, University of Massachusetts
9:00- 9:50 Regional Network Security Panel Discussion
Mark Beadles, OARnet (moderator)
James Deaton, OneNet
Dave Marble, OSHEAN
Larry Wilson, University of Massachusetts
9:50- 10:15 Morning Break – 5th Floor, Hallway
10:15- 11:00 Facilities Futures Group Panel Discussion: Case Studies in Renewing Fiber IRUs
Dave Reese, CENIC (moderator)
Lonnie Leger, LONI
Hank Niederhelm, MOREnet
Paul Schopis, OARnet
Bob Stovall, Merit
11:00- 11:45 Quilt Member Panel Discussion:  Integration of Vertical Member Segments into a Statewide/Regional Community and Governance
Glenn Ricart, U.S. Ignite (moderator)
Brynn Deprey, Connecticut Education Network (CEN)
Steve Menken, NERO/Oregon Gigapop
Brian Remer, WiscNet
11:45- 12:00 Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
12:00  Boxed Lunches – 5th Floor, Salons K-L