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Global R&E Community to Convene in Chicago at Upcoming Internet2 Event

May 10, 2016, by Urszula Chomicka
Tags: 2015 Global Summit, Events, International, International Community

Networking in support of the Research and Education is inherently international in scope, and nowhere will this be more visible than during our annual Internet2 Global Summit in Chicago this month! We are hosting more than 110 registered international participants from over 40 countries, and have planned panel discussions, presentations, and working group discussions around global topics.
 
We invite you to hear international perspectives on current topics of interest such as:

Further Defining a Global Network Architecture

Tuesday, May 17th at 1:15 pm

This session will update the audience on the current state of the GNA framework, discuss current pathfinders and future goals. This multipart session will provide an excellent introduction to GNA principles and update on defining and adding new GNA pathfinders, as well as discuss the role of software in building advanced Global R&E Networks and lay out plans for the development of a 100G collaborative infrastructure across the Pacific.
 
The Latin American Landscape: Updates and Discussion with NREN leaders

Tuesday, May 17th at 3pm

NREN leaders from Latin America will come together to compare experiences and discuss the current state of their network’s connectivity and services. Panelists will share their goals and challenges and provide a glimpse into future plans and expected developments.
 
Supporting TNE: The NREN’s role

Wednesday, May 18th at 8.45 am.

This panel discussion will bring together representatives from NRENs and from Higher Education institutions to discuss the challenges posed by Transnational Education (TNE) and the strategies they’ve developed to address these challenges.
 
Global REN Knowledge Exchange

Wednesday, May 18th at 1:15 PM.

The Knowledge Exchange working group will bring together representatives from NRENs around the world to share updates on NREN development, to identify common challenges, and to discuss best practices and critical success factors for NRENs in a series of 5 minute “lightening” talks followed by a moderated panel discussion that will encourage bi-directional information exchange.
 
We will also have a number of Special Interest Groups centered around our collaborative programs in India, the Caribbean, and West and Central Africa. We invite you to join the discussion and add your perspectives on how we and our partner networks can support the work your universities are doing!

The executive track also includes the participation of CEOs and executives from global partners. In addition to the regular program, we will be organizing a special session with speakers from government, funding agencies, and NGOs addressing new research and educational initiatives and policies.  
 
For more information on these and other sessions at the Global Summit, visit our event website.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Chicago soon and celebrating our 20th anniversary together with our global community!

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