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Global R&E Networking Community Celebrates 20 Years of Internet2

Jun 01, 2016, by Urszula Chomicka
Tags: International Community, Events, 2016 Global Summit

Last week in Chicago, the Marriott Hotel on the Magnificent Mile saw a truly global community gather for the 2016 Internet2 Global Summit. An impressive number of our international partners—149 participants from 45 countries, including over 20 executives—joined us for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Internet2's founding.

The global theme was interwoven throughout the 4-day event, with dynamic panel discussions addressing such current topics as the explosive growth of TransNational Education (and what it signifies for advanced networking), Global Knowledge Exchange in R&E Networking, and updates on recent developments from the NRENs in Latin America.

Collaborative working group sessions brought together Internet2 community members with partner networks in India, West and Central Africa and the Caribbean, offering an open environment to discuss potential collaborations and developing effective mechanisms to support mutual members’ needs.

If you were unable to make it to any of our sessions but would like to get more involved in our collaborative Global Programs, please get in touch with me directly at uchomicka@internet2.edu. We welcome your participation!