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2011 Fall Member Meeting – Portland, OR

The Quilt Fall 2011 Member Meeting
Portland, Oregon
September 20-22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20th

Time Board Meeting Location
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am Quilt Board of Director Meeting Room 150
9:30-10:00 am Break
Time Annual Planning Workshop Location
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-12:00 Annual Planning Workshop Rooms 142/144
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-5:00 pm Annual Planning Workshop Cont’d Rooms 142/144
Time Quilt Welcome Reception Location
6:00-7:30 pm Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages Benson Hotel Fireside Lounge

Wednesday, September 21st
Location:  Rooms142/144

Time Fall Member Meeting Presenter(s)
7:00-8:30 am Breakfast
7:00-8:30 am BTOP Breakfast – Roundtable updates from regional networks involved in BTOP infrastructure projects.  We will be joined by Laura Dodson from the NTIA who will provide a program perspective on the national progress of CCI projects.
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome  and Introductions David Crowe, Oregon GigaPoP, Jen Leasure, The Quilt
9:00-9:45 am Quilt Report:  “Snapshot 2011 – Requirements on Advanced Networks from the Regional Network Perspective” Peter O’Neil
9:45-10:15 am Quilt Member Experiences with 100G Networks – Quilt members receiving NSF grant funding to deploy 100G capable networks will provide updates on their projects Wendy Huntoon, 3ROX
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-11:15 Update on Quilt Member ARI Awards:  A roundtable update on regional networking organizations receiving NSF grants under the Advanced Research Instrumentation program Wendy Huntoon, 3ROX, facilitator
11:15-12:00 pm State of the States Working Group Report:  Quilt members share their insights and lessons learned addressing changing political and economic landscapes in their states and impacts on their organizations Jen Leasure, The Quilt
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-2:15 pm Invited Address:  ESnet Update:  In support of large scale scientific research Steve Cotter, ESnet
2:15:3:15 Panel:  Regional Networks  and Support for Research – Quilt members will share brief updates on support for current research activities utilizing the regional network infrastructure followed by discussio Dave Jent, Indiana GigaPoP, Wendy Huntoon, 3ROX, Tim Lance, NYSERNet
3:15-3:45 Break
3:45-4:30 Quilt Peer Review Service:  In a changing landscape, members seek out the input of fellow members in the form of an external review for their organization.  We’ll hear from a panel of Quilt members who have participated in these projects to talk about the impact of the external review on their organization. John Gillispie, MOREnet, George Loftus, OSHEAN, Mike Phillips, LEARN
4:30 – 5:15 Regional Network New Service Roundtable Discussion

  • Regionals Offering Services to One Another
  • New Service Offerings “Above the Net”
Don Welch, Merit
5:15-5:30 Wrap-Up
Time Member Meeting Dinner Location
6:30  – 9:00 pm

Hosted dinner for Fall Member Meeting participants.  All members and guests are welcome.Dinner will be at the Blue Hour restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.


Thursday, September 22nd

Location:  Rooms142/144

Time Fall Member Meeting Presenter(s)
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am Panel:  Regional Network Strategies for Connecting Additional CAIs Cort Buffington, KanREN, Jeff Custard, FRGP, Richard Hach, Network.Virginia, Jim Stewart, UEN
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15  – 11:00 am Growing R&E Technical Talent – Update on IU Summer Internship Program Dave Jent, Indiana GigaPoP
11:00 – 11:45 am Quilt Working Group and Member Updates

  • CIS
  • TelePresence
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Wrap-Up