CALL: 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting, "Transforming Global Research and Education"

From Marianne Smith, Director, Internet2

Washington, DC  The Call for Participation for the 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting is open! This includes calls for Proposals and Working Meetings.

Call for Participation: http://events.internet2.edu/2013/spring-mm/calls.cfm

2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting web site: http://events.internet2.edu/2013/spring-mm/index.html

In 2013 Internet2 is transitioning from twice-yearly Member Meetings to a new annual meeting format. The first Internet2 Annual Meeting will be held April 21–24, 2013 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Research and education (R&E) leaders from institutions around the world will convene in an environment of open engagement, free exchange, partnership and collaboration. This forum, designed to support advancements in R&E, spur innovation, and accelerate global discovery, will provide a toolkit for community leaders to confront organizational, national, and global challenges in new ways.

The thematic focus of the 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting is Transforming Global Research and Education, with an emphasis on Education at the Margins. Together as a community, we will explore how universities, National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and other organizations are using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and networks to educate students—both domestically and globally—with a particular focus on reaching those in remote areas. Within this context, meeting sessions will examine topics related to innovations in infrastructure, global R&E trends, revolutionary and disruptive applications, and Internet2’s community cloud services.
 

Full explanations and examples of related topics, as well as the submission form, are provided in the Call for Participation web page. The submission deadline is February 13, 2013.

We are also accepting requests for Working Meetings and Meeting Sponsors. Please refer to the website for full details.

Meeting registration will open the week of February 4! Register early to get the best rates and start making your travel plans now.

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