Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting: Ten Years and Looking Forward
4-7 December 2006
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Listed below are links to a variety of Calls for participation for the Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting. Please carefully review the information and requirements for each Call prior to submitting a proposal or response.
- Call for Track Session Proposals
- Call for Demos
- Call for Side Meetings
- Call for Posters
- Call for Sponsors
In 1996, the higher education research and education community came together around the idea of transforming advanced networking in this country. The Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting will recognize this ten year community achievement while looking forward to the exciting future of advanced research and education networks. The program in Chicago will offer sessions that highlight innovative uses of advanced networking and technical sessions on the development and evolution of high-performance network infrastructures, especially the recently announced new Internet2 Network. The program will include presentations that incorporate technology demonstrations, promote collaborations and offer best practices across the following tracks: Advancing Applications: What's working? What's not? What's needed?, Middleware, Networking Planning and Engineering, Security for Advanced Networks, Teaching and Learning/K20 and What’s Next for the Net?.
The Call for Track Session Proposals is now closed.
Internet2 is soliciting advanced networking applications demonstrations for the Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting. Representatives from all Internet2 member institutions as well as from our international partners are invited to submit a proposal to provide a demo during the Fall Member Meeting. Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome. The primary objective is to showcase network-intensive applications that demonstrate the reality and the potential of Internet2 environments. We're also interested in selecting several demos that can be presented during Member Meeting track sessions.
The Call for Demos is now closed.
One of the many benefits of member meetings is the opportunity to hold small working meetings (e.g. working groups, BoFs, SIGS, etc.). in conjunction with the formal meeting activities. In order to accommodate the requests for these side meetings, we will reserve incremental hotel space at times outside of the normal track sessions. To aid us in handling and filling your requests for these additional meetings, we are issuing a Call for Side Meetings with a deadline of 29 September 2006.
Meetings will be accepted based on space availability and we will attempt to accommodate all requests on a first come, first serve basis. Your flexibility with day/time and meeting duration requests will assist us in accommodating your side meeting needs.
The Call for Side Meetings is now closed.
Poster sessions are an intentionally low-tech forum for the exchange of information and ideas about collaborations, projects and works-in-progress. The posters convey stories through the use of graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text displayed on 2 foam core poster boards (each approx. 30" x 40"). The posters are on display near the meeting registration area continuously throughout the 3-day meeting; participants informally discuss their presentations with meeting attendees during the staffed hours for poster sessions. In addition, poster presenters are invited to display their posters in the hotel ballroom during the Monday evening Welcome Reception.
All categories of Internet2 membership—University, Corporate, Affiliate, Association members and International MOU partners—are welcome to submit proposals for poster sessions. Each poster submission must contain:
- Institution or organization name
- Brief abstract
- Contact name and email address
Space is limited; posters will be considered on the basis of the following criteria:
- Degree of anticipated interaction and information sharing with meeting attendees; relevance of the discussion to advancing their work
- Impact of advanced networking and advanced applications, with an emphasis on things that are not possible or reasonable to do with the commodity Internet
- Demonstration of the value of Internet2 to its members and how advanced networking technologies further the mission of research, teaching and learning
Submission deadline is 6 October 2006. Notification will be sent the week of 23 October 2006; logistical information will be provided at that time.
The Call for Posters is now closed.
We are seeking sponsorship contributions for meeting receptions lunches and refreshment breaks.
On Sunday, December 3, a pre meeting reception will held at the meeting hotel conjunction with the International Task Force meeting. The event provides a great opportunity for interacting with executive liaisons and representatives from over 40 organizations around the world. Many of those attending the reception are engaged in leading cutting edge projects, including optical networking efforts.
On Monday December 4, a Meeting Welcome Reception will be held at the hotel for all meeting attendees and on Wednesday, December 6, a Gala Reception will be held at the at the Shedd Aquarium. In addition to reception events we seek support for meeting lunch and refreshment breaks on December 5th and 6th.
Member meetings provide an opportunity for face-to-face dialogue among members of the Internet2 community. Meeting attendees are University and Corporate CIOs, top-level managers, and campus technical services implementers; last spring more than 700 attended our meeting in Arlington, Virginia.
Sponsorship of this set of activities provides an opportunity to increase visibility with the higher Education community.
Sponsors will be acknowledged via signage at the event site, recognized in the published meeting program and on the meeting website. In addition we are open to suggestions regarding other ways in which we can acknowledge generous support.
For further information contact Ellen Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org>