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The Quilt 2019 Fall Member Meeting – Agenda

The Quilt Fall Member Meeting
Hosted by Northern Lights GigaPoP
September 24 – 26, 2019
The Downtown Renaissance Hotel – The Depot
Minneapolis, MN

Agenda [PDF Version]
Meeting Rooms Map

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Pre-Meeting Sessions and Activities

Time Topic Locations
7:00 – 8:15 am Joint Quilt / NSF / NRP Breakfast The Conservatory

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

(10:10 – 10:30 am
AM Break in Prefunction)

FFG Meeting
Gabriel Lopez (Sun Corridor) and Lance Neal (LONI), co-chairs

  • FFG My Financial World presentation
  • RENS and E-Rate
  • Bandwidth Demand
WJ Quinn

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

(10:10 – 10:30 am
AM Break in Prefunction)

Services Working Group
Ann Zimmerman (OARnet) and Greg Gray (UNL/Network Nebraska), co-chairs

  • Demo and Discussion:
  • NOC Services
  • Ticketing Systems
AJ Earling
Noon – 1:15 pm Joint Quilt / NSF / NRP Lunch The Conservatory

1:15 – 5:00 pm

3:15 – 3:35 pm
(PM Break in Prefunction)

FFG and Services Working Groups Combined Meeting

  • Business Models
  • Recap of The Quilt RFP products, process, discounts
AJ Earling
5:30 – 7:00 pm Evening Reception and Networking – Quilt / NSF / NRP
(Light Appetizers and Cash Bar)
The Conservatory

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – The Quilt, NSF, & NRP Collocated Program

Time Topic Locations
7:00 – 8:00 am Joint Quilt / NSF / NRP Breakfast The Conservatory
7:00 – 8:00 am
Great Plains Network CC* CyberTeam Collaborations Breakfast (invitation-only) – breakfast will be served in hallway outside of meeting room
Alexander Mitchell
7:00 – 8:00 am R&E Networking Collaboration on Wildfire and Environmental Monitoring Breakfast (Open)– – breakfast will be served in hallway outside of meeting room AJ Earling
7:00 – 8:00 am Internet2 Community Anchor Program Breakfast (Open)pick-up your breakfast in the general meal room and then join us Zephyr
8:15 – 8:30 am Colocated Meeting of NSF/NRP/Quilt
Welcome and Introductions
Dana Brunson, Internet2
Jen Leasure, The Quilt
 Great Northern
8:30 – 9:15 am Plenary: University of Minnesota’s Cyberinfrastructure: Don’t Forget About Data and Facilitating the Polar Geospatial Center’s Research – Changing How We See Earth
Bernie Gulacheck, University of Minnesota
Charles Nguyen, University of Minnesota
Jim Wilgenbus, University of Minnesota
9:15 – 9:35 am Invited Presentation: Emerging Research Platforms: Securing Sensitive Data from Lab to Likes
Camille Crittenden, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Jeff Weekley, University of California, Merced
9:35 – 10:00 am Invited Presentation: Fake Science – Challenges in Spotting Misinformation, Measuring Our Susceptibility, and Innoculating Ourselves to its Effects
Anita Nikolich, Illinois Institute of Technology
10:00 – 10:15 am Morning Break Prefunction
10:15 – 11:00 am Panel Discussion: Regional Networks Addressing Smaller Institution Network Infrastructure Challenges and Regional Research IT Resources
Wendy Huntoon, KINBER (moderator)
Brian Burkhart, OneNet
Steve Burrell, Northern Arizona University
Dhruva Chakravorty, Texas A&M University
Jim Griffieon, University of Kentucky
Doug Jennewein, University of South Dakota
Great Northern
11:00 – 11:45 am Invited Presentations: Supporting Tribal Colleges and Universities
11:00 – 11:20 am Al Kuslikis, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
11:25 – 11:45 am Jason Arviso, Navajo Technical University
11:45 am – 1:00 pm General Collocated Lunch – NSF / NRP / Quilt The Conservatory
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Cyberinfrastructure for TCUs Lunch (open) – pick-up your lunch in the general meal room and then join us for an informal conversation
Alexander Mitchell
11:45am – 1:00 pm NSF FABRIC Project PI and Collaborator Lunch (open) – pick-up your lunch in the general meal room and then join us for an informal conversation Zephyr
1:00 – 1:45 pm Designing End-to-End Network Cyberinfrastructure Through Integration and Innovation
Great Northern
1:00 – 1:20 Barr Von Oehsen, Rutgers University
1:25 – 1:45 Will Brockelsby, Duke University
1:45 – 2:45 pm Panel Discussion: How Regional Partnerships with National Performance Engineering and Outreach Initiatives are Enabling Science
Jen Schopf, Indiana University / EPOC (moderator)
Larry Smarr, University of California San Diego / Calit2 / TNRP
James Deaton, Great Plains Network
Jennifer Oxenford, KINBER
Akbar Kara, LEARN
2:45 – 2:55 pm Colocated Program Wrap-Up
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Break – NSF PI Workshop and NRP Workshop Concludes Prefunction

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – The Quilt Member Meeting

Time Topic Locations
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Refraction Networking and Research (open)
J. Alex Halderman, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society
Michael Hull, President and Co-founder, Psiphon Inc.
Michael Kallitsis, Research Scientist at Merit Network, Inc
AJ Earling
3:30 – 5:15 pm Quilt Fall Member Meeting Continues – NSF PIs and NRP workshop participants who represent higher-education institutions are invited to attend Great Northern
3:30 – 3:45 pm Northern Lights GigaPoP Welcome
Louis Hammond, University of Minnesota
Great Northern
3:45 – 4:30 pm Invited Presentation: Insights into Bridging the Rural Divide
Angie Dickinson, Minnesota Office of Broadband Development
4:30 – 5:15 pm Quilt Member Lightning Talks – touch base with Jen if you have a 5-minute topic
5:30 – 6:30 pm Member Meeting Social Hour – Dinner on Own The Shed

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Quilt Member Meeting

Time Topic Locations
7:00 – 8:15 am General Breakfast
The Conservatory
7:00 – 8:15 am Internet2 and Next Generation Infrastructure Platform Fee Breakfast (Open)
Charles Frost
8:15 – 8:30 am Day 2 Welcome Zephyr
8:30 – 9:15 am Invited Presentation: Telling Community Stories with Broadband Data
Bob Ballance, Center for Internet as Infrastructure
9:15 – 10:00 am Invited Presentation: Internet2 Community Anchors Program Update
Stephanie Stenberg, Internet2
10:00 – 10:15 am Facilitated Discussion: Regional Networks and Community Anchors – what are the priorities in your states? 
10:15 – 10:30 am Break Prefunction
10:30 – 11:30 am Invited Briefings (15-minutes each)

New Member Services for Esports

Wendy Huntoon, KINBER

The CyberRISK (Regional Information Security Knowledge-sharing) Workshop

Jean Davis, MCNC

Securing Research at Scale: A Collaboration Between The Quilt and Trusted CI

Dana Brunson, Internet2
Von Welch, Trusted CI/Indiana University

UETN Citizens Broadband Radio Service(CBRS) Spectrum Experiments

Jim Stewart, UETN
11:30 – 11:45 am Wrap-Up and Preview of Winter 2020 Member Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – box lunches – either stay to enjoy or take with you Prefunction

Updated 9.20.2019