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TechEXtra 2020



TechEXtra Kickoff

When it became apparent that we had to cancel the 2020 Internet2 Technology Exchange in Atlanta, we quickly realized that we could not replicate the value of that unique, live experience with a single virtual event. Instead, our plan is to offer a wider selection of opportunities for the technical community to convene virtually through small bites of the TechEX experience that we call TechEXtras.

We’re launching this concept with a TechExtra Kickoff, scheduled for October 6 and 7, 2020. Plan to join your colleagues from the national and global research and education technical communities for two half-days of virtual programming:

Tuesday, October 6

The first keynote address will feature Andrea Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the National Institutes of Health, and Michael Tartakovsky, Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of the Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Their keynote will focus on research challenges in the era of the pandemic and will be followed by a panel discussion between some of the primary stakeholders facing these challenges.

The second keynote address will feature a talk and Q&A with leadership from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its N-Wave network. From the Campus to the Cloud: Delivering High-Speed, Scalable Network Capabilities to Enable NOAA Science will focus on N-Wave's evolution and expansion to serve all NOAA missions—from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor.

Tuesday's programming also includes a brief welcome by Internet2 President and CEO Howard Pfeffer, and some exciting updates on the Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) project.

Wednesday, October 7

Wednesday’s program will dive deeper into a variety of advanced networking topics.

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More information about TechEXtras can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page and information about future TechExtras can be found here. You can also send questions directly to our events team at


Using the button below, register for the TechEXtra Kickoff (October 6 & 7)


TechEXtra Kickoff
(Tuesday, 10/6 through Wednesday, 10/7)
Conference Registration - Member USD 0.00
Conference Registration - International MoU Partner USD 0.00
Conference Registration - InCommon Participant USD 0.00
Conference Registration - Federal Member Rate USD 0.00
Conference Registration - Non-Member USD 100.00
Conference Registration - Federal Non-Member USD 100.00

*To obtain the Federal Rate for registration, please send a request to

Your 2020 TechEXtra Kickoff registration fee includes:

  • Access to on-demand recordings (when permissible) 
  • Ability to participate in small group discussions (select from a variety of topics) and in event-only 'chat' and ongoing 'slack' conversations that are restricted to registrants

Participant Consent

Any person who attends an Internet2 event or workshop grants permission to Internet2 to use and publish his or her image or likeness collected in connection with the event for any usual and customary purpose of Internet2, including promotion of Internet2 and its programs.

As part of this event, participants in this conference may be videotaped, audiotaped, or otherwise recorded, and this footage may be edited, streamed, archived, broadcast, and otherwise retained by Internet2 or made available to the public. By participating in this conference, Participant consents to Internet2 performing these actions, and agrees to hold harmless Internet2 and its affiliates, members, trustees, agents, officers, contractors, volunteers, and employees against any and all legal claims arising out of, by reason of, or caused by the performance of these actions or other use or distribution of any footage.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations received on or before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 18, 2020 are entitled to a full conference refund less a $20 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 18, 2020 and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 18, 2020 you may name another person from your organization to take your place for meetings that allow transferred registrations. To cancel, transfer, or make changes to your registration, please contact Thank You.

Online Registration

Register online our secure server. You will receive an automatic email confirmation after submission.

Privacy Policy

(Updated July 1, 2015)

    Internet2 values your privacy.  We recognize that you may be concerned about how we will treat the information that you share while registering for an event through our website (
    This Privacy Policy for Event Registration describes the policies and procedures of Internet2 on the collection, use, and disclosure of the information you submit to us through our website when you register for one of our events.  It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your information and how you can access and update it.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third party websites.
    When you register for an event hosted by Internet2, we may ask you to provide information including, but not limited to, your name, gender, title, institution/affiliation, mailing address, email address, phone number, and fax number.  If you are paying an event registration fee with a credit card, we may collect the credit card number, credit card expiration date, and the cardholder’s name.  When applicable to the event, we also may ask you about meal preferences, allergies, special needs, and emergency contact information.
    We collect your information for organizational purposes relating to the event you will be attending.  We also may use your contact information to communicate with you about Internet2 news and events.  We collect credit card information so we can process and record your transaction, properly bill your account, and issue you a receipt.  If you choose to provide your gender, we use this information strictly for statistical reporting purposes and will not associate your name or other personal information with your gender in such reporting.

    As a long-standing organizational practice, we may post an event attendee list, including attendee names and institutions, on the event website (Internet2 members or others with InCommon credentials may log in to access attendee email addresses). We post this information online as a service for conference participants, offering a convenient way for the community to collaborate. Internet2 does not sell the contact information of event attendees. Visitors to our website are not permitted to sell, harvest, or generate mailing lists from the event attendee list, nor should they use it for promotional purposes.

    Also, as a benefit of sponsoring our events, sponsors receive an event attendee list including attendee names, titles, institutions, postal addresses, phone and fax numbers, as applicable. We closely coordinate with sponsors so that attendees receive information of value about the sponsor, and not just sales materials.

    Internet2 sometimes convenes workshops, webinars, and other events in conjunction with trusted third parties.  With respect to attendees who register for these collaborative events through the Internet2 website, we may share attendee lists, including names, titles, institutions, postal addresses, email addresses, phone and fax numbers, with such third parties.  If you are registering for one of these events through a third party website and not providing the information directly to Internet2, then that third party’s privacy policy governs and Internet2 expressly disclaims all responsibility for the sharing of information related to registration for such an event. 

    Occasionally, third parties from the research and education community request event attendee lists for purposes of developing surveys, identifying community needs, or collecting data that will be used in research projects that will benefit the community.  Upon request, we will share with these third parties an event attendee list including attendee names, titles, institutions, postal addresses, phone and fax numbers, as applicable.

    We will never store or share with third parties the credit card information we collect from you.  Protected health information (PHI) may be shared with third parties only with your permission and to the extent necessary to accommodate your needs at an event.  PHI is deleted from our records following completion of the event.
    Internet2 uses industry-standard methods to maintain the security of the information you provide us.  However, we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy, and we expressly disclaim any liability for any loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized disclosure of your information.
    The opportunity to opt out of any of the lists described in Section V. above is available during the registration process.  Additionally, any recipient of an automatically-generated email from Internet2 may unsubscribe from future messages via a link at the bottom of each message.
    For questions about our Event Registration Privacy Policy, to update your privacy options after you have registered for an event, or to update or correct mistakes in the information you provided us, please contact
    The Event Registration Privacy Policy posted here will always be current.  We encourage you to review this statement regularly.
    If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy for Event Registration, please contact
General Schedule

There are plenty of ways to get to the good stuff at the TechEXtra 2020! For all the latest program details, be sure to check out this year's program!

General Schedule

Tuesday, October 6

Time (EDT) Activity
10:00-11:00 am Welcome and Keynote
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:00pm Program Session
12:00-12:30pm Break and Networking
12:30-1:15pm Keynote
1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:15pm Program Session
2:15-2:30pm Closing Remarks 

Wednesday, October 7

Time (EDT) Activity
10:00-10:45am Open and Welcome
10:45-11:00am Break
11:00-11:45am Progam Session
11:45am-12:30pm Break and Networking
12:30-1:15pm Program Session 
1:15-1:30pm Break 
1:30-2:15pm Program Session
2:15-2:30pm Break 
2:30-3:00pm Program Session


TechEXtras FAQs

What are TechEXtras?

In many ways, Internet2's Technology Exchange has been a fusion of individual community meetings and one of the biggest value-add items was the serendipitous hallway conversations between folks who might not otherwise cross paths. When it became apparent that we had to cancel the 2020 Internet2 Technology Exchange in Atlanta, we knew we had to consider other ways to convene around technical topics.

Over the summer we surveyed the broad community, including all those who have attended previous events. Between those results and a subsequent set of focused community discussions, feedback indicated a strong desire to convene, to discuss, to brainstorm, and to share – over a range of topics – using the networking, high-speed videoconferencing, and other collaboration tools made more common during the pandemic.

We quickly realized that we could not replicate the value of TechEx and its unique, live experience with a single virtual event. Instead, our plan is to offer a wide selection of opportunities for the technical community to convene virtually through small bites of the TechEX experience that we call TechEXtras. TechEXtras will be scheduled throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021, as needed.

What is the current schedule?

Plans are underway to bring together the community on October 6 & 7 for the TechEXtra: Kickoff. This will be two consecutive half-days, with a mix of cross-audience and deep-dive sessions. There are a number of additional TechEXtras under development and scheduled to take place throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021, including InCommon CAMP and Advance CAMP, November 16-20, 2020. You can keep an eye out HERE for additional events and we’ll continue to share updates with the community via the Speed Read newsletter and through our web pages. Sign up HERE to get the updates delivered to your inbox.

Is there a registration fee for TechEXtras?

Our inaugural event, the TechEXtra Kickoff will be complimentary for Internet2 members, InCommon participants and International MoU partners. Registration fees for future TechEXtras will be individually determined based on the content and format of the specific event.

Is anything the same about them?

Yes, every TechEXtra will:

  • Have a registration to authenticate participants and provide a way for organizers to communicate event details to the right audience.
  • Be recorded and available on-demand (when permissible).
  • Have ways to schedule follow-up discussions on topics that spill over their prescribed time.
  • Use virtual event-friendly formatting that includes short bursts of content followed by open discussions in small groups, with frequent stretch-breaks to maximize sharing ideas and capturing a sense of being together.

How can I participate?

Is there a timely topic you need to be addressed? Or a discussion you’d like to propose? We are working to issue a ‘rolling Call for Participation’ that collects both presentation submissions and a range of topics or community-led discussions, tutorials, and other ways to connect the community.  In any case, please reach out to us – we will work to meet these needs throughout the remainder of this year and into 2021, as needed.

More Events

There are a number of additional TechEXtras under development and scheduled to take place throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021. Please check back here for upcoming events.

Date Information Registration
Nov. 16-20 TechEXtra: InCommon CAMP and ACAMP Register Now