Registration Open for 10th Annual Higher Education Cloud Forum

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By Bob Flynn - Internet2 Program Manager, Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services

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The new year is underway with renewed hope and energy. In a rapidly-evolving field like cloud computing, a vital portion of that energy goes toward CI/CD. Now, before you think you’ve stumbled into some DevOps post, I’m not talking about continuous integration and continuous delivery. For the higher ed cloud community, CI/CD represents continuous innovation and continuous discovery. (OK, developers, I get it. Don’t @ me!) 

For the past decade, an essential component of that innovation and discovery has been the annual Higher Education Cloud Forum. This year’s forum convenes April 30 – May 2 on the campus of Stanford University. Registration is now open and will fill up quickly.

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation & Discovery

Launched in the Fall of 2015 at Cornell University by Sarah Christen, the Cloud Forum has become the gathering for higher ed cloud professionals and IT leadership for strategic conversations about the role and implementation of hyper-scale technologies in the research and education (R&E) community. The event welcomes CIOs, AVPs of infrastructure, and cloud enablement leadership from the R&E community. 

After the 2021 Cloud Forum, the annual gathering hit the road, first visiting Washington University in St. Louis before pivoting from fall to spring in 2023 at Emory University. The 10th annual Higher Education Cloud Forum will take place from April 30 – May 2 at Stanford University. We will celebrate that 10-year milestone with a reception at the Computer History Museum.

Presentations, Lightning Talks, a Finops Workshop, and an Unconference

This year’s event has an outstanding schedule, including a variety of presentations, lightning talks, a FinOps workshop, an Unconference, a compelling lineup of researchers working in the cloud, and a panel discussing how IT can better support researchers’ use of the cloud. The Wednesday, May 1 research sessions and panel will be available to virtual attendees.

Registration for in-person attendance at the Cloud Forum is limited to 100 attendees, and it fills fast. Register today!

Interested in Hosting the next Cloud Forum?

So that’s Cloud Forum 2024! Where will we go in 2025? How about your institution? Look at what hosting a Cloud Forum entails and reach out to me if you’d like to discuss the possibility of hosting in 2025 or beyond.

Can’t Make Cloud Forum 2024? Check out all the great cloud content at the 2024 Internet2 Community Exchange, and join us there!