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Internet2 Community Adventures: Fall Update

Sep 09, 2015, by Glenn Lipscomb
Tags: Community, Educause, Executive Insights, Gender Diversity Initiative, Internet2 NET+, Internet2 Network

As summer winds down and students settle back into dorm rooms across the country, the Internet2 community is kicking off the fall by attending and actively participating in numerous industry events and sharing insights with peers and colleagues by presenting on a range of exciting topics.

Make plans to connect with community members and Internet2 staffers when they are in your neck of the woods.

September 9-10: ConvergedIT Summit, San Francisco

Internet2 Vice President of Network Services, Rob Vietzke, will detail lessons learned from the R&E community’s history in supporting big science and how to best position Internet2 infrastructure collaborations for continued success on September 10 at the ConvergedIT Summit in San Francisco. The presentation will also spotlight Internet2 community members and their dynamic and successful use of the network to benefit life sciences.

September 15-18: Dreamforce, San Francisco

Dreamforce will feature more than 1,500 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem. Connect with Internet2 NET+ service providers onsite, including Box, CloudLock, and DocuSign. And Internet2 will make it simple for you to arrange meetings with service providers onsite. If you would like to join us for a conversation or connect with Internet2 during the conference, please contact Andrew Keating or Khalil Yazdi.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Internet2 community events in October.

October 4-7: Technology Exchange, Cleveland

You won't want to miss this year’s Internet2 Technology Exchange, structured with technical architects, developers and implementers in mind. Demos, presentations, speakers, track sessions and more are all focused on current and future technological advancements, innovations, and collaborations that are putting Research and Education at the forefront of the technology world. 

One special session that can’t be missed at the event includes a panel with Internet2 President and CEO David H. Lambert, Internet2 Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson, and Internet2 Vice President of Community Engagement Ana Hunsinger along with Avis Yates Rivers, president & CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC and Gregory Bell, Ph.D., director, Energy Sciences Network (ESNet), Scientific Networking Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—who will discuss how to recognize unconscious bias in the industry and how to deal with it.

October 22-24: WE15, Nashville

Brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), WE—the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology attracts a global audience of more than 8,000 women at all stages of their engineering careers. From young collegiates interested in internships or their all-important first jobs, to seasoned professionals seeking new opportunities to grow, thousands will gather in Music City.

Internet2 Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson will speak on how “Collaborative Innovation Communities enable the Internet of Things” at the event and her presentation was selected from more than 800 proposals. She will also present “From Engineer to Senior Vice President -- The Long and Winding Road," detailing her career path and offering advice to others on how to achieve their professional dreams.

October 27-30: EDUCAUSE, Indianapolis 

Internet2 is conducting sessions, presentations, a special workshop, and other meet and greets at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to connect with members who are attending the event. Be sure to catch Andrew Keating, Internet2’s director of NET+ program management, who will present on “Infrastructure to the Cloud: Campus Perspectives from Internet2 NET+” on Wed. Oct. 28 at 11:40am.

Internet2’s Chief Innovation Officer Florence Hudson will also be presenting a featured discussion onsite on “Collaborative Innovation Communities: Bringing the Best Together” and along with Internet2’s Senior Director of Research Engagement & Development Rick McMullen will also co-present a session on how CIOs can reach across the aisle to enable collaborative research innovation. 

Connect with us at EDUCAUSE.