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2018 Quilt Winter Member Meeting – Agenda

La Jolla Shores
Quilt Winter Member Meeting
February 6 – 8, 2018
La Jolla, California

Meeting Agenda [Printable PDF]


Time Topic and Presenters Location
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Individual Working Group Meetings
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Closed Meeting: Quilt Board Meeting 
Quarterly Board Meeting of The Quilt Board of Directors
Lead: Mark Johnson, MCNC and Chairman of the Board of Directors
(Breakfast served at 7:00am
Walnut Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Open Meeting: Services and Financial Focus Groups
Leads: David Dennis, Merit; Elizabeth Mann, AREON; Allan Ramella, OSHEAN, chairs
(Breakfast served at 8:00am)
• Populating Quilt-wide services catalog
• Joint procurement opportunities
• Asset tracking
• Network security services and general service portfolios
Acapulco North (2nd Floor), Shores Hotel
1:00 – 5:00 PM Closed Meeting: CEO Round Table – Closed Meeting
Continuing the semiannual tradition that leader-peers in R&E networks meet 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.
Lead: Dave Marble, OSHEAN, chair
(Lunch at 12:00pm in La Jolla Room)
La Jolla Room (1st Floor), Shores Hotel
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch for Quilt Working Groups Acapulco Corridor, Shores Hotel
1:00 – 5:00 PM Open Meeting: Outreach and Communications Working Group
Lead: Darleene Heath, MCNC, chair
• Conferences and Risk Management
• R&E Annual Reports
• Quilt Cross-Working Group Pollination
Acapulco South (2nd Floor), Shores Hotel
1:00 – 5:00 PM Open Meeting: Commodity Internet Service Working Group
Lead: Sharon Akkoul, NYSERNet, chair
• Addressing skyrocketing bandwidth usage
• Implications of CIS marketplace consolidation
• Related services for an aggregation model
• Impact of net neutrality decision
 Aztec Room (2nd Floor), Shores Hotel
5:30 – 7:00 PM Quilt Social Hour – Gather and make evening plans Shores Patio, Shores Hotel
Time Topic and Presenters Location
7:00 – 8:15 AM General Breakfast Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
7:00 – 8:00 AM Open: Newcomers Breakfast
First time at a Quilt Member Meeting? Please join us for a newcomers gathering at 7:00 am.
Lead: Jen Leasure
Walnut Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
7:00 – 8:15 AM Open: Carahsoft Sponsored Breakfast for Quilt VMware Program
Lead: Jennifer Griffin
 La Jolla Room, La Jolla Shores Hotel
7:00 – 8:15 AM Open: GlobalNOC Users Group Breakfast
Lead: Marianne Chitwood
Acapulco Room, La Jolla Shores Hotel
8:30 – 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 – 10:00 AM Plenary Panel – “Networks — Human and Telecommunications — in the CENIC Context:  Perspectives from CENIC Charter Associates”
Like many in the Quilt community, CENIC is made up of a broad spectrum of participating institutions, in the CENIC lexicon: “charter associates.”  These organizations chartered CENIC, make up the governance of the organization, and with the CENIC staff, shape the course for the future.  While the impetus for R&E networking came from the “R,” the research community, there are numerous perspectives that have created the CENIC community.  In this session, Quilt members will hear from leaders representing several of the CENIC Charter Associate segments:  K12, California Community Colleges, public libraries, and governmental institutions in California.   The panelists will discuss the value of this association to their individual segments, and the collective value of CENIC as an organization representing the broad community of research and education institutions in California, along with their diverse partners within the state, nationally, and internationally.
• Louis Fox, President and CEO, CENIC (Moderator)
• Kimberley Lewis, Legislative Advocate
• Deborah Ludford, District Director, Information Services, North Orange County Community College District
• Terry Walker, Superintendent, Irvine Unified School District
• Patty Wong, Director of Library Services, Santa Monica Public Library
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 11:00 AM Invited Address – An Overview of Middle and Last Mile Wireless Access Solutions – Feasibility and Policy Considerations
Aleks Yankelevich, University of Kansas/Michigan State University
11:00 – 11:15 AM Facilitated Discussion – REN Strategies to Support Wireless Solutions as Middle Mile and Last Mile Solutions
Lead: Jen Leasure
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Quilt Member Lightning Talks
Touch base with Jen if you have a 5-minute topic with FIFU principle – First In/First Up
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 1:45 PM Invited Address – National Broadband Policy Update
Jeff Mitchell, Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez and Sachs
1:45 – 2:45 PM REN Network Security Briefs
Lead: Jose Dominguez, University of Oregon/NEROPresentations:
Network Security Trends – Troy Jessup, UETN
DDoS Mitigation and Open DNS – Paul Schopis, OARnet
New campus requirements on general data protection – Jose Dominguez
2:45 – 3:15 PM Briefings from our R&E Networking Colleagues to the North
BCnet – Bala Kathiresan, President and CEO
Cybera – Alyssa Moore, Policy & Strategy Analyst (Presentation)
3:15 – 3:30 PM Afternoon Break/Transition to Breakouts
3:30 – 5:15 PM Open Meeting: E-rate and Other National Policies and Programs Discussion
Lead: Jeff Mitchell
Acapulco Room, Shores Hotel
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Open Meeting: Advanced Networking Sampler
Lead: Jim Stewart, UETN
• IPv6 Transition – Joe Sawasky, Merit
• SC18 New Experiments Team – Jason Zurawski, ESnet and Jim Stewart, UETN
• Internet2 Proof of Concept – John Moore, Internet2
• Network Performance Measurement – James Deaton, GPN
La Sala, Beach Club
5:30 – 8:00 PM Quilt Networking Event Garden Patio, Shores Hotel
Time Topic and Presenters Location
7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast   Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
7:00 – 8:15 AM Open Meeting: NOAA N-Wave and RON Partner Breakfast
Leads: Rob Sears and Paul Love, NOAA
Walnut Room, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open Meeting: Confluence of Quilt Forums
Financial Focus Group
Outreach and Communications Group
Services Working Group
Lead: Jennifer Griffin
La Sala Room, Beach Club
8:45 – 10:30 AM Open Meeting: InCommon Steward Program Working Meeting
In-person working meeting for those RENs either actively working or actively interested in becoming a regional steward
Leads: Mark Johnson, MCNC and Ann West, Internet2
La Jolla Room, La Jolla Shores Hotel
9:30 – 11:00 AM Open Meeting: Friction-Free Networking Round Table
Lead: Jen Leasure
• Availability of advanced cyber services in your region, e.g. DTNs, perfSONAR, DMZs, Bro IDS, etc.
• Does availability and adoption of cyber services differ by institution type?
• What cyber services are being requested by network/computation?
• Assessing the current state of R&E network support for operating innovative networks
• Topics of interest for 2018 NRP Workshop
Acapulco Room, La Jolla Shores Hotel
Meeting Conclusion – Boxed Lunches available  Club Dining Patio – La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and the Shores Patio, Shores Hotel