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Internet2 Global Summit Convenes Technology Leaders from Research and Education in Washington D.C.

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 by Sara Aly
Tags: 2019 Internet2 Global Summit, Affiliate, African Research and Education Community, Asia and Oceania Research and Education Community, CAP, End-to-End Research Support, European Research and Education Community, Federal Government, Frontpage News, Higher Education, InCommon Participant, Industry, International Community, Internet2 Member, Internet2 Network, Latin America and Caribbean Research and Education Community, Middle East Research and Education Community, North American Research and Education Community, Regional Networks, Research & Education Networks, Research Support, Security, Trust & Identity

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2019 – Internet2 will host its annual Global Summit event on March 5-8 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC for both national and international technology leaders from higher education, K-20 education, government and nonprofit laboratories, regional and state networks, research centers, federal agencies, and industry. The event will feature two keynote speakers, presentations from noted subject-matter experts, and sessions focused on trust and identity, advanced networking, information security, and integrated solutions for research, scholarship and creativity.

Graph of past national and international attendees from the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit event. Courtesy Internet2.

Program Features:

  • Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and professor of computer science at Columbia University, presenting “Data for Good: Data Science at Columbia” at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, March 6.
  • Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, presenting “Pacification of Cyberspace” at 3:15 p.m. ET Thursday, March 7.
  • Event program includes two in-depth tutorials, 30 presentations, 40 working meetings, and three co-located workshops.
  • International Open House where attendees from across the global research and education communities share updates, posters, and lightning talks.
  • Demonstration of the latest Cloud Connect Portal capabilities in the Internet2 Network OESS 2.0, allowing regional networks and higher education members to “direct connect” with cloud providers with user-provisioned Layer3 networks.

Program Session Highlights:

More information can be found on the 2019 Internet2 Global Summit website.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the news media interested in attending the Internet2 Global Summit should contact Sara Aly at

About Internet2
Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 316 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, close to 1,000 InCommon participants, and 60 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.

Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

Media Contact: Sara Aly
Communications Manager, Internet2