May 23-25, 2022

Internet2 Leadership EXchange Series
May Event

Thank you for attending the Leadership EXchange!

Connecting With Your Peers

This event has been designed with the help of a Community Advisory Group of your peers. Ensuring the safety of our community and staff is a top priority, therefore we will cap the number of in-person attendees to maintain a safe, socially-distanced event. 

We hope you will join us for a day and a half of discussion, learning from your peer community, and social networking time. The fee for this in-person event is $399. Register now!


Monday, May 23

All dayArrival
6 p.m.Welcome/Happy Hour Social and Networking EventSocialGrand Foyer

Tuesday, May 24

Time (MT)PresentationSpeakers/
8 a.m.Breakfast and Welcome Remarks from Internet2 CEO Howard PfefferHoward Pfeffer, CEO, Internet2Alder Ballroom
9 a.m.Internet2 Stakeholder Alignment Survey Results and What It Means to You!Mike Erickson, AVP, Community Engagement,
Internet2 Stakeholder Alignment Survey Alder Ballroom
9:45 a.m.Internet2 – Serving A Broader Community; An Open Discussion About the Value to Members vs. the Larger R&E CommunityAna Hunsinger, VP, Community Engagement, Internet2The Diversity of Internet2’s CommunityAlder Ballroom
10:30 a.m.Break
11 a.m.Exploring Solutions Together for the Future Workforce; the Great Resignation and Practical Takeaways and SolutionsAnne Milkovich, CIO, Nevada System of Higher Ed, and David Sliman, CIO, University of Southern MississippiFuture WorkforceAlder Ballroom
12 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Our Future Together as We Emerge From the Global Pandemic — What’s Needed for Secure Collaboration and Big Picture Impacts to International ResearchMr. Michael Tartakovsky, chief information officer and director of the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH).Identity and Enabling ResearchAlder Ballroom
2:00 p.m.Break
2:30 p.m.Our Path Forward Together- Facilitated Topics About Future Direction, Needs and Challenges Around Cloud, Research Support, the Future of IAMRon Kraemer, former chief information officer, Notre DameFuturing: Cloud, Research Support, IAMAlder Ballroom
3:30 p.m.Hallway Conversations Track
4:30 p.m.Happy Hour Social Networking EventSocialGrand Foyer

Wednesday, May 25

8 a.m.Breakfast
9 a.m.Leveraging or Developing InfrastructureSteve Burrell, CIO, University of Northern Arizona, and Jen Leasure, president and CEO, The QuiltInfrastructureAlder Ballroom
9:45 a.m.The University of Colorado Boulder’s $10 Million National Science Foundation-funded Initiative to Reimagine Cyberinfrastructure User Support ServicesDr. Shelley Knuth, assistant vice chancellor of Research Computing, University of Colorado BoulderResearch SupportAlder Ballroom
10:30 a.m.Break
11 a.m.Next Steps / What We heard and Discussed / Topics for Future DiscussionInternet2 leadershipAlder Ballroom
12 p.m.Meeting Concludes

Make your travel plans now and reserve your spot now! Please contact if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you this spring!

Hotel Information

The Westin Denver International Airport
8300 Pena Boulevard
Denver, CO 80249

Reservations: 1-303-317-1800 
The hotel has a smoke-free policy

Block name: Internet2 Leadership Exchange

Block dates:  Monday, May 23, 2022, and Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Block rate: $219/night for single occupancy. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.75%) in effect at the time of check-out. Rate includes complimentary guestroom internet access for Bonvoy members.

Reservation method:  Reservations for this event are made by individual attendees by calling (303) 317-1800 or attendees may also book their reservation online. Group rates will be available (2) days pre/post-event, based on availability.

Make Your Reservation Now!

Block cut-off date: Monday, May 2 extended to Friday, May 6, 2022.

Important note: Should the room block sell out before the block cut-off date indicated above, additional rooms cannot be guaranteed. Make your reservations early!

Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

Guarantee and Cancellation Policy
All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be canceled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty.

Restaurants within walking distance:
Grill & Vine – 6am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Tom’s Urban – 8am-11pm
Boulder Beer Tap House – 10am-5pm
Subway – 6am-10pm

Transportation to Downtown Denver

RTD Rail: Please visit the following website for estimated fare from The Westin Denver International Airport Hotel:

Taxis: Estimated Fare from Denver International Airport: 65 USD (without tip)

Uber and Lyft are also available from the hotel

Community Advisory Group Members

These community members are working hard to make this live event a reality!

Simeon AnanouCIO; co-chair, Community Engagement Program Advisory GroupUniversity of Vermont
Steve BurrellCIOUniversity of Northern Arizona
Jane LivingstonCIO & VP of ITUniversity of Notre Dame 
Melissa WooCIO and EVP for AdministrationMichigan State University
Anne MilkovichCIO; regional representativeNevada System of Higher Ed
David SlimanCIOUniversity of Southern Mississippi

Watch Videos About the Event

Building Our Community and Making Sure Our Voices are “Diverse and Dispersed”

Bobby Clark,
Clemson University

View Presentations from the April 12th Leadership EXchange

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