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September Events

Internet2 is hosting virtual events via the I2 Online series to allow us to continue to collaborate and share information virtually. Watch this space for more events coming soon!

Date/Time Event             Description Connection
Sept. 30 2 p.m. ET Tools for Teaching with Video - Lessons Learned This virtual event will bring together campus practitioners who have used a variety of solutions for distance learning and real-time collaboration to accomplish the pivot necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic last spring. Peers will present lessons learned and share best practices from their experiences implementing video collaboration tools that can be applied to the upcoming fall 2020 semester and beyond. Register Now
September-October Interactive Distance Learning Series

Hosted by the Presidential Primary Resources Project and held from August-October, the series offers online interactive programs with educators from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries and is suitable for students in grades 2-12.

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October / November Events

Internet2 is hosting virtual events via the I2 Online series to allow us to continue to collaborate and share information virtually. Watch this space for more events coming soon!


Date/Time Event Description Connection
Oct. 6-7 TechEXtra Kickoff

We invite you to join the global research and education technical community on October 6 & 7, 2020 for TechEXtra Kickoff. Plans are coming together to convene a condensed, multi half-day, virtual kickoff event in light of the TechEX cancellation. 

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Oct. 13-16 InCommon Virtual Grouper School

This workshop will focus on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged Grouper software. It will focus on learning and using core Grouper features to implement the access control models described in the Grouper Deployment Guide. The sessions will include a mix of self-paced learning, lectures, hands-on training, and discussion.

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Oct. 8
3-4 p.m. ET
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

Panel Discussion on RENs Serving K12 schools.

Email Stephanie Stenberg
Oct. 15
3-4 p.m. ET
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

Next Steps for Research & Education Networks: Learning from the Pandemic

Email Stephanie Stenberg
Oct. 21
2 pm ET
1 pm CT
11 am PT
HECVAT 2020 And Beyond

Learn more about the latest updates to the HECVAT and how they help to address the Higher Education community’s cloud security assessment needs. In collaboration with EDUCAUSE and the REN-ISAC, Internet2 is hosting this free virtual session in order to solicit community feedback on how the HECVAT is working thus far and how it could better assist the community with its cloud security assessment

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Oct. 22
3-4 p.m. ET
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

CAP update and discuss objectives for next year.

Email Stephanie Stenberg
Oct. 27-30
InCommon Virtual COmanage Class

More information coming soon.

Nov. 2 TechEXtra: perfSONAR Day Please join us at TechEXtra: perfSONAR Day, for an enliving day of discussion about progress being made to enhance existing perfSONAR tools around the world. Register Now
Nov. 16-20 TechEXtra:InCommon CAMP and ACAMP

InCommon CAMP/ACAMP event includes presentations by community members (CAMP) and the ‘unconference’ Advance CAMP (ACAMP) where topics are proposed/selected on-site. It provides a venue for identity architects, developers, and implementers to explore and discuss topics of broad interest to the community.

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Dec. 1-4 InCommon Virtual Shibboleth Workshop

More information coming soon.

Dec. 8-11 InCommon Virtual MidPoint Basics Class

More information coming soon.

Past Events

August-September 2020

Date/Time  Event Description Recording
Sept. 23

This community presentation and discussion features the second round of Baseline Expectations for Trust in Federation, which has just entered the community consultation phase. The InCommon Community Trust and Assurance Board (CTAB) opened the webinar with information about Baseline Expectations in general and the new elements under consultation.

Sept. 15-18
InCommon Virtual Shibboleth Workshop

This virtual workshop focuses on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform packaged software —  including configuration and operation. Both the Identity and Service Provider packages can be pre-configured to integrate out of the box with the InCommon Federation using recommended defaults.

Sept. 17
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

eduroam Update (30 minutes at end of meeting reserved for R&E network updates and discussion)

Sept. 15 Get IPv4 directly from ARIN ASAP with next Waiting List Distribution

ARIN hosted  a webinar exclusively for Internet2 participants that described how to request an IPv4 allocation directly from ARIN as part of the upcoming September IPv4 Waiting List distribution. The webinar covers how the IPv4 Waiting List works, how to submit a request, and what you can expect once you're added. The webinar also describes the basics of other valuable services ARIN can provide, such as assistance with obtaining an ASN, deploying IPv6, and using routing security services like ARIN's new web-based Internet Routing Registry (IRR).

Explanations of the ARIN policy development process, and the benefits of participation to you and your organization are provided. This informal session allows attendees to ask questions, submit requests, and/or schedule follow-up appointments with ARIN staff to provide one-on-one assistance. ARIN is looking forward to helping you!

Aug. 28
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

Lunch Hour Social

Aug. 26
Building a Cloud Assessment Scorecard

Learn details of work to develop a community cloud service review framework and see results of a community survey on cloud standards, presentation on the scorecard concept, and next steps for the effort that help institutions in the evaluation of cloud applications and service options that continue to grow.

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Aug. 24
The Pacific Research Platform, National Research Platform, Global Research Platform and Nautilus

The PRP/NRP/GRP now represents a partnership among more than 50 institutions. Most host Flash I/O Network Appliances (FIONAs), which are rack-mounted PCs. FIONAs are advanced Science DMZ Data Transfer Nodes, optimized for 10-100Gbps data transfer and sharing. Many sport two to eight GPU add-in boards. 165 of these 10-100G connected FIONAs have been joined into a “hyper-converged cluster” called Nautilus, which uses Google’s open-source Kubernetes to orchestrate software containers across the distributed system.

The speakers will discuss how you can participate in Nautilus and review Nautilus' use of Ansible to automate tasks, and advanced measuring and monitoring.
Speakers: Dmitry Mishin: Applications Developer at University of California San Diego; John Graham: Senior Development Engineer at University of California San Diego.

Aug. 13
Fall CAP Virtual Series
(CAP-Members Only)

Bryan Alexander, the Future of Education 


Aug. 11

Using the Remote Office Hours Queue App to Simplify Student-Faculty Interactions

When the University of Michigan moved to remote operations in March, faculty asked the CIO for a way to emulate the in-person process for "office hours" (during which students line up for one-on-one meetings). Eric Boyd, U-M's Director of Networks, and his team created a web application called Remote Office Hours Queue to "queue up’" students. The app allows professors and TAs to share queues (or a large queue as a team), if necessary, cutting the wait time for students. This pattern is used for many other services, including academic advising. This session also features the source code so you can apply it to your campus.

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July 2020

Date/Time  Event Description Recording
July 30
Is Your Campus Ready to Open Safely? As your plan for the upcoming academic year includes limited reopening, following social distancing protocols will be central to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

This webinar, presented by Juniper Networks, allows attendees to hear from CIOs who have transformed the campus experience with AI-Driven Insight and Automation. In addition, learn about proximity tracing on your school campus, hot zone alerting, and user journey information.

July 30
Fall CAP Virtual Series (CAP-Members Only) Report on the CAP Connectivity Survey and Needs Assessment Survey. The session featured 30 minutes at end of meeting reserved for R&E network updates and discussion.  

July 20-24

InCommon BaseCAMP is an introductory workshop that provides an introduction to the basics of identity and access management, an introduction to the InCommon Federation, and an overview of the InCommon Trusted Access Platform.


July 21
Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Researchers

Presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Internet2, this virtual session is designed to introduce Higher Education researchers to AWS cloud computing, including AWS’s infrastructure (such as AWS Regions and Availability Zones) and AWS security.

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July 1
Internet2 NET+ Learning Management Systems (LMS) Town Hall Virtual Series

COVID-19 Next Steps: Preparing for Fall 2020 Semester and Beyond

In this session, higher education institutions, in collaboration with the NET+ LMS providers (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Instructure Canvas) outlined their plans for the upcoming fall semester. This includes lessons learned in shifting focus from in-person learning environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts to higher education and each service provider. Institutions and LMS providers also talked about how they are preparing for online learning environments in the fall.

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June 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording

June 24


Internet2 NET+ Learning Management Systems (LMS) Town Hall Virtual Series

Transitioning to an Online Learning Environment ‘On the Fly’ During COVID-19

This vendor agnostic panel discussion features higher education LMS thought leaders and LMS owners. They will focus this discussion on how the existing LMS technology and support helped prepare higher education institutions to deal with the transition to ALL online instruction and remote learning, and the implications of doing so. Panelists will focus on sharing: lessons learned; opportunities for improvement; best practices that may benefit the research and education community, and more.

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June 22
NRP Engagement Webinar This NRP Engagement webinar featured speaker Barr von Oehsen, associate vice president of the Office of Advanced Research Computing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. von Oehsen provided an Eastern Regional Network update. View Recording

June 18
InCommon BaseCAMP Sneak Preview What is the InCommon Virtual BaseCAMP? Who should attend? I’ve been in IT for 15 years; is there anything for me? Listen to a BaseCAMP session preview and hear the perspective of a previous attendee.  

June 16-18
midPoint Basics: Learn the Ins and Outs of Identity Provisioning

This three-day virtual class on June 16-18 offers a unique opportunity to engage with subject matter experts and your peers as you dive into hands-on labs. This course is intended for identity management architects, identity management system engineers, and deployment partners. Together you will customize, deploy and support midPoint Identity Manager in a way that integrates with the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components.


June 17
NET+ Duo Community Call on Duo Prompt Update

The NET+ Duo Service Advisory Board and Duo invites you and others at your institutions to join a dedicated NET+ Duo Security Webinar intended to give institutions a preview of the next iteration and design concepts of the Duo Prompt and Duo Mobile application.


June 16

Zoom Higher Education Community Call Update

Internet2 partnered with Zoom to host a community call on June 16 to discuss the upcoming Zoom releases that affect higher education.

The call included updates on:
- LTI Pro App
- EDU feature releases
- Governance, Security and Compliance updates (progress toward the 90- day Security Initiatives)

Featured speakers included:
- Katherine Smith, SLED Manager, Customer Success
- Todd Dewall, Zoom Sales Engineer
- Freddie Guerrero, Zoom Sales Engineer
- Michael Howley, Zoom EDU Sales Lead
- Quyen Vaillant, Internet2 Associate Program Manager

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June 10 
IAM Online: Hiring for Identity and Access Management

This webinar dove into how to hire people with the right skills to adapt and learn from the CIO perspective, the core skills to get folks started in IAM from the hiring manager perspective, as well as education and training options to bring new hires up to speed.

Moderator: Kevin Morooney, Vice President for Trust and Identity and NET+

Internet2 Presenters: 
- Kirk Kelly, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Portland State University
- Erica Lomax, Oregon State University
- Jessica Fink, InCommon Advocacy Program Manager
- Heather Flanagan, IDPro


June 2-3
Grouper School: Centralized Access Management at its Finest

This two-day virtual session focused on the InCommon Trusted Access Platform-packaged Grouper software (formerly known as TIER) with a focus on learning and using core Grouper features to implement the access control models described in the Grouper Deployment Guide. The sessions included a mix of lectures, hands-on training, and discussion.


May 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording

May 28, 21, 14, 7
Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform via NET+ Workshop Series

This series provides information to adopt and deploy NET+ Google Cloud Platform (GCP) at your institution including: how the program works; how GCP is different from other clouds; advantages to using GCP via NET+; and how to best get started if you’ve recently signed up for the program. The virtual sessions feature presenters from campuses implementing NET+ GCP, technical experts from Google and the reseller community, and Internet2.

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May 28
Big Data, Remote Processing, and Fast Networks in the Digital Humanities

The evolving nature of digital humanities is creating an expanding need for big data, fast networks and high performance computing systems to support the access and visualization requirements. These projects require new collaboration among technologists, scholars, librarians and others. This presentation focuses on two projects that exemplify these collaborations and the significant IT contributions needed in supporting 21st Century humanities research and teaching. 

Speakers: Dennis Cromwell, Executive Director, Media Preservation and Digitalization Initiative at Indiana University; Tassie Gniady, Manager, Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities and Creative Activities at Indiana University; and Todd Swanson, Digital Imaging Manager at J. Paul Getty Trust.

-Getty Presentation
-3D Digitization at Indiana University and Beyond
-Big Data, Remote Processing and Fast Networks in Digital Humanities

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May 19-20 COmanage Class: Managing Identities & Collaborations Workshop

This virtual, hands-on class provides a conceptual understanding of COmanage, and the technical know-how to get this solution up and running. Whether you represent a research computing center or central IT, you can expect to learn:

  • how to install COmanage using the InCommon Docker image and configure it for basic use
  • configure COmanage so that it works in a way that is customized for your organizational needs
  • how to model your organization or collaboration, and to set up enrollment flows and data processing to get the right people using the right services
  • basics of identifier management and group/role management
Coming Soon

May 18
IAM Online – Special Edition – How Do You Use eduroam?

Wi-Fi access has become critical for universities all over the world. Many research and education organizations have turned to eduroam – the global roaming WiFi service – to help students, faculty, staff, and visitors participate in online learning, research, working, and socializing.

This special edition of IAM Online provides a look at how three organizations have leveraged eduroam to meet these new and emerging needs. 

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May 13
IAM Online: Simplifying Federated Access to Scholarly Content and Services

Federated access to scholarly content and services for campus users is more important than ever. Campus stakeholders have vested interested in seeing this done well, but often use different language and focus on different aspects of the technology. This webinar highlights how different groups on campus are approaching support for users and how the scholarly communications industry is using federated technology like SeamlessAccess and GetFTR to enable access. 

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May 12 
NET+Subscribers Only: NET+ Zoom Subscribers Roundtable

Join this NET+ subscribers-only roundtable as campuses share their experience transitioning to and implementing Zoom as well as the challenges they’ve encountered and successes they’ve had. Notre Dame, University of Washington and University of New Hampshire representatives will join the conversation, among others.


April 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording
April 27 "Observing Your MANRS" Webinar on  Routing Security Issues

The Internet2 community operates a vast and critical infrastructure, and we have a role in ensuring its health. Over the coming weeks, Internet2 is ramping up its efforts to support the community's adoption of MANRS.

Kevin Meynell from the Internet Society discusses how the MANRS initiative addresses problems like IP prefix hijacking, route leaks, IP spoofing, and more.

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April 27 Dan Schmiedt
"Life of a Packet"

Early in his career as a network engineer, while interviewing at a large networking company, the interview team lead told Dan, "You have an impressive-looking resume. But we don't really care about that." He pointed at a whiteboard. "Tell us exactly how a packet is built, travels across a network, and arrives at a destination host, and don't leave anything out." Dan nervously stood up and started drawing and telling the story of the life of a packet. Heads nodded and he got the job, although he didn't stay long before he decided to go back to work at Clemson. Today, any time someone asks Dan how a network works, he stands in front of a whiteboard and tells the story of the life of a packet.

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April 14 Zoom Higher Education Community Call on Security and Privacy

As you know, there has been considerable discussion around Zoom security and privacy in higher education and the worldwide community. Listen to an on what Zoom is doing to address security and privacy concerns from members of the Zoom team, as well as answers to specific community questions posed during the hour-long webinar. Speakers include:

  • Ben Grande, Head of Sales for local and state agencies and EDU
  • Shawn Rolin,  Head of Technology and Sales Engineering
  • Lynn Haaland, Head of Global Risk and Compliance
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April 2 Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPW)

Internet2 and GÉANT have been partnering for years on Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPW). With the sudden shift to online teaching for many faculty, and in the spirit of assisting each other and our community in this unprecedented time, hear the NPAPW community provide advice and general best practices for teaching performing arts online in this 90-min webinar.

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April 1 - 2     Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS,) is a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1904444) that is being administered and coordinated by Internet2 in collaboration with commercial cloud service providers. Hear the latest updates on six sub-projects chosen for the first phase of the E-CAS. These projects were chosen based on their need for on-demand, scalable infrastructure and their innovative use of newer technologies. View the Recordings

March 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording
March 23 Inter-campus collaboration in the era of big data enabled by the Pacific Research Platform with UCSC, WUSTL, and UCSF

UCSC is utilizing the PRP in collaboration with both the Washington University in St. Louis and UCSF. These collaborations involve cross-campus collaboration on datasets that are well into the multi-terabyte sizes. In this talk, wentroduce the science being performed at the scale of big data and how the PRP is enabling both the collaboration and the science in novel ways.

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February 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording
February 24 IceCube Computing Grid with
Benedikt Riedel

We present how the IceCube computing efforts have evolved over the last 15 years from mostly home-grown solutions to a globally distributed computing infrastructure. It will highlight advantages and disadvantages of such an approach for an experiment with broad science goals ranging from astrophysics to particle physics to geophysics, and what we see in our future as we engage in more external collaborations in computing.

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January 2020

Date/Time Event Description Recording
January 27 Running a 380PFLOP32s GPU burst for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics with IceCube across all available GPUs in the Cloud

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the National Science Foundations (NSF)’s premier facility to detect neutrinos with energies above approximately 10 GeV and a pillar for NSF’s Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (MMA) program, one of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas. We report on a few hour GPU burst across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform that harvested all available for sale GPUs across the three cloud providers the weekend before SC19, reaching over 51k GPUs total and 380 PFLOP32s. 

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