Economic and environmental sustainability and adaptability are serious issues facing our organizations in 2009 and beyond. What role can higher education IT and specifically the advanced R & E network community play in addressing these formidable issues? How can innovations in networking, middleware and applications be used to meet these challenges? At the Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting, members shared their insights, strategies, hopes, and plans for meeting these challenges, as well as their impact on our community.
Of the 642 registrants, we welcomed 77 first-time attendees, 79 international attendees., 96 corporate member representatives, 62 affiliate member representatives, 46 research and education network member representatives, and 205 university member representatives.
The first General Session featured keynote speaker Russ Housley, Chair, Internet Engineering Task Force, who spoke about "Successful Protocol Development in the IETF". Internet2 was pleased to recognize excellence in our community with the annual IDEA Award presentation, given to "Enabling Virtual Organizations", and the first ever presentation of the Richard Rose Award, given to Carol Willis.
The second General Session featured keynote speaker Barbara Alving, M.D., Director, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, who presented "Connecting the nation's Researchers, Patients and Communities - the next steps." Continuing the health theme, the Department of Veteran Affairs and Internet2 presented a live telehealth demo.
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