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2013 Annual Meeting Highlight: Keynote Sessions

Apr 01, 2013, by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Internet2 Annual Meetings

Monday, April 22 Keynote: Education at the Margins: How Technology and Networks Can Help Educate the Marginalized Masses Worldwide

John DeGioia, President of Georgetown University, Father Peter Balleis, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service, and Samia Melhem, Lead ICT Policy Specialist atthe World Bank will discuss how universities, National Research & Education Networks, and other organizations are using emerging technologies and networks to educate students living at the margins around the globe.

Tuesday, April 23 Keynote: The Digital Smithsonian

Secretary G. Wayne Clough will talk about the Smithsonian's effort to digitize and share its collection with scholars, researchers and others around the globe. This work is an example of the global impact that our community's technologies and networks can make.

Wednesday, April 24 Keynote: Earth System Research Challenges

As the volume of data increases across all scientific disciplines, data transfer and management are key technology challenges. Dr. Alexander MacDonald, Director of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, will discuss how NOAA has addressed these issues, including multi-site collaboration and technical support for earth research.

Annual Meeting Social Media

Keynotes and selected sessions will be Netcast on our website; if you are joining us in Arlington or watching sessions remotely, you can join in the conversation via Twitter; use #i2am13 to follow coverage and comment on sessions.

Also, we're featuring a liveTweet Wall that will be displayed during keynote sessions and selected sessions throughout the meeting, as well as on a screen at our registration desk; you'll be able to see and send tweets, read what others think about the session, submit questions, and help drive the conversation! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for reminders @Internet2.