NJEDge.Net and MCNC highlight member events in November

Two Quilt members in New Jersey and North Carolina are hosting great events this month.

New Jersey

Digital Reality: What is it? is the theme of this year’s NJEDge.net 2013 Conference at the Crowne Plaza Princeton in Plainsboro on Nov. 20-22. The event will bring together innovators in higher education, K-20 education and other technology support staff

NJEDge.Net supports its members in their institutional missions by providing collaborative resources and networked information services in support of teaching and learning; research and development; outreach and public service; as well as economic development throughout the state of New Jersey. In providing a broadband statewide network, NJEDge.Net establishes standards for interoperability, achieves economies of scale and supports new and emerging technologies to foster and support productive use of technology across the academic enterprise.NJEDge.Net ensures that its objectives and goals align with the missions of the membership and the overall NJ educational enterprise

Online registration is available.

North Carolina

Quilt member MCNC will host NCREN Community Day 2013 on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 21-22) at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh. This year’s theme of “The Connected State” will highlight the continued growth of their user community and the leadership shaping broadband connectivity in North Carolina.

MCNC is a technology non-profit that builds, owns, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). MCNC annually recognizes and celebrates the progress and achievements from all over the NCREN community with this event.

It also is a very special one for MCNC this year as they celebrate the completion of theGolden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative through the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP).

Event highlights will include a training session on values-based leadership featuring Don Welch, president and CEO of Quilt member Merit Network. Other presentations on the agenda include the growth rate of NCREN heading into 2014 as well as active discussions on Gig.U and the N.C. Next Generation Network, innovation through network connectivity, digital learning in North Carolina featuring former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, the state of rural broadband, bandwidth and public safety, and an update on the health of the network by MCNC staff. View the full program agenda.

More than 200 top government, education, and technology industry leaders in North Carolina and throughout the country are expected to attend. The event will be held at both the Institute for Emerging Issues and at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Day-of registration remains available. Online registration will close Nov. 15.