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Broadening the Reach NSF Workshop (3)

Date: September 4–5, 2014
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Broadening the Reach: A Cyberinfrastructure Program for Non-Research-Intensive and EPSCoR Institutions is an NSF-funded Internet2 project aimed at supporting the enhancement of campus network infrastructure and external connectivity of small colleges and universities, including but not limited to those in EPSCoR states, having notable research projects, even though the institution may not be primarily research-focused. The program will offer two forms of support: workshops focused on campus infrastructures and external connectivity to support research and teaching, and campus visits by consulting specialists to assist with technical implementation.

The workshop will consist of 1-1/2 days of presentations divided into two parts. The first part will focus on information covering technical, organizational, and administrative aspects of upgrading and integrating cyberinfrastructure into the campus environment in support of campus based research and teaching activities. The second part of the workshop will include topics that address the form and content of infrastructure proposals to the NSF and the identification of research drivers within the campus environment, with the goal of enabling institutions to respond competitively to NSF infrastructure opportunities, such as the current CC*IIE solicitation.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is aimed at campus IT professionals who are responsible for the planning, design and implementation of the campus IT infrastructure in support of research and teaching activities, as well as at those on campus familiar with the research and teaching activities and priorities. Each organization may send up to two attendees to the workshop. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This is the third workshop in the Broadening the Reach (BTR) series. The first BTR workshop was held in Kansas City, Missouri, 18–19 Feb, 2014; the second BTR workshop was held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 6–7, 2014. See each workshop for more information and links to presentations.

Lodging & Travel

Hotel:  Raleigh Marriott City Center
Room block dates: August 31–September 5, 2014
Room block cut-off date: Friday, August 13, 2014
Room block reservations: Book your group rate at Raleigh Marriott City Center
Room rate: $169 USD/night.