Explore the I2 Online video series to virtually collaborate and learn more about the latest community issues. Discover the full slate of virtual events below.
April 2021 Events
The Eastern Regional Network’s (ERN) Broadening the Reach program strives to understand how to support resource and technology collaborations among smaller, mid-sized, and under-resourced campuses. These include Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research institutions.
Join us on April 20th at 2 p.m. ET for an online event where you will learn about:
- The Eastern Regional Network’s Broadening the Reach program
- The ERN BTR December 2020 workshop results
- Available resources and funding opportunities that your campus could leverage
- Ways to participate with these research and cyberinfrastructure collaborations
We invite you to join Internet2 senior leadership and colleagues from other industry member organizations to discuss the landscape across the research and education community and get a preview of new opportunities and benefits for Internet2 industry members.
Attendance is by invitation only; please contact Ben Fineman if you are interested in participating.
The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) is an annual gathering of technologists, educational administrators, performing artists, and faculty members. The workshop focuses on innovative technologies in the performing arts that utilize advanced networks provisioned by Internet2, GÉANT, and partners across the globe.
This year’s workshop will explore emerging solutions and lessons learned during 2020, including the transition to substantial reliance on home broadband connections. The workshop will be presented in a virtual, condensed format. Following this kick-off gathering, a series of webinars will be offered throughout 2021 focusing on advanced networked technologies enabling master classes, remote auditions, and multisite performances.
Tuesday, April 27. Sessions are held on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT):
Time of Session Session Title Speakers 10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Performing Arts and Advanced Networking: Where We Were, What We Have Learned, Where We Are Going Ann Doyle, Internet2; Mary Simoni, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT 10:30 a.m. Higher Education Policies, Challenges, Implications John Kieser, New World Symphony; Mary Simoni, RPI; David Spencer, University of Memphis; Stefan Gies, AEC-Music 11 a.m. Home Broadband Technology Overview JackTrip, Chris Chafe/Sarah Weaver; eduMEET, Claudio Allocchio; Zoom Original Sound/High Fidelity Mode (TBD); Cleanfeed, JamKazam; SoundJack, Dan Nichols; Jamulus, SonoBus; Sarah Weaver 11:45 am 15-minute Q & A 12 p.m. Advanced Networking Technology Overview
LOLA, Claudio Allocchio; UltraGrid, Milos Liska, Maria Isabel Gandia; MVTP, Sven Ubik; Remote North Networking, Marten Frojdo 12:45 pm 15-minute Q & A 1 p.m. Closing Remarks 2:30 p.m. Network Arts Ensemble Demonstration Performance
Contemporary network arts utilizing composition, improvisation, and gesture, featuring technologies JackTrip, Zoom, OBS, and Vimeo Live.
Sarah Weaver and global partners.
Wednesday, April 28. Sessions begin at 3 p.m. and are held on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT):
Time of Session Session Title Speakers 3 p.m. Co-Creation Panel Tom Gorman, Coventry University; Justin Trieger, New World Symphony; Delma Rodriguez, Central Ring Uruguay. 3:45 p.m. Music Enabling Technology Michael Dessen, UC Irvine; Rob Hamilton, RPI; Jesper Anderson, RDAM; Tania Lisboa, RCM 4:30 p.m. How to Stream and Record an Event Constantin Basica, Stanford University 5:15 p.m. Thank You and Wrap Up: Announcement of ongoing series for 2021 and 2022 host location.
The pandemic has brought sweeping changes to higher education. Universities have learned to rapidly create online courses; faculty have adapted their teaching styles to support distance learning; and, students have learned how to build relationships and engagement spanning long distances. As remote teaching became ubiquitous, students’ expectations changed for what a classroom and learning experience can be. What does this shift mean for higher education?
In the spring of 2013, Internet2 created the Internet2 Gender Diversity Initiative, to focus resources and attention on improving gender diversity in the community of networking professionals who convene regularly to collaborate on the development of national and international advanced networking.
In 2018, the GDI renamed the Internet2 Inclusivity Initiative (I2I) to reflect a wider scope of action and a focus on the cultural shifts the Initiative works to foster. Today, I2I celebrates 8 years by taking a look back and a look forward. I2I co-chair Laurie Burns McRobbie and three recipients of I2I scholarships will give an update and engage in conversation about where we are and where we’re going.
May 2021 Events
The Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers University provides strategic leadership in advancing Rutgers University’s research and scholarly achievements on all campuses (New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark, Camden, and Biomedical and Health Sciences) through next-generation computing, data science, networking, and creative learning environments.
We achieved our goals with partnerships, collaborations, and conversations with all essential stakeholders, including the CIO, VPR, the academic and research communities, and industry. By leveraging funding from the National Science Foundation Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Program and stakeholder support, OARC was able to build a federated hybrid advanced computing environment that spans three of the Rutgers campuses (connected by a 100 Gb SDN backbone) and the cloud. During this presentation, we will discuss the overall design of the Rutgers research platform as well as our federated cloud solution made possible through a partnership with Google Cloud and SchedMD.
Speaker: Barr von Oehsen
This course is intended for identity management architects, identity management system engineers and deployment partners who will customize, deploy and support midPoint Identity Manager in a way that integrates with the InCommon Trusted Access Platform components. Go to the midPoint workshop page to learn more and register for the event.
In an effort to provide people on your campus and the IT infrastructure a level of protection, many institutions in our community have deployed multi-factor authentication through the NET+ Duo Security program. MFA is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the ever-changing threat landscape that continually moves device security higher up the priority list.
Join us on May 18th at 2 p.m. ET for an online event where you will learn about:
- The historical context for authentication security
- The importance of assessing device posture
- How to leverage authentication data to surface risky or suspicious logins
- Creating the right security policies to meet your needs
Featured speakers include:
- David Allen, Pacific Lutheran University
- Ted Kietzman, Duo Security
Providing cloud-based solutions to meet the Higher Ed community needs is one of the driving missions for the Internet2 NET+ program. New cloud-based solutions are being introduced into the NET+ program this spring to help institutions improve how they operate while better-serving students, faculty, and staff.
Join us on Wednesday, May 26th at 2 p.m. ET for an online event where you will learn about:
- NET+ CloudCheckr – cost management, asset inventory, security & compliance monitoring, and resource utilization tracking across your multi-cloud environments
- NET+ Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as G Suite Enterprise for Education) – premium security features with enhanced collaboration tools
- NET+ Palo Alto Networks – cloud-powered security for .edu – bundled offerings that enable cloud security for remote learning, collaborative research, and secure, efficient network operations
- NET+ signNow/airSlate – e-signature solution, workflow automation software generation solution, and more
Internet governance and technology policy decisions directly affect the R&E community. Strong encryption, 5G deployment, DNS search privacy, spectrum allocation, privacy practices of social media companies, the ability to research Internet security vulnerabilities, freedom of expression on the Internet and online censorship are just a few issues that are critically important to the academic enterprise. The R&E community used to have a larger say in such debates. However, the loudest voices are now large companies, equipment vendors and content providers, each of which have substantial numbers of lobbyists and a financial interest in the outcome. The same is true of Internet governance. Operators of R&E networks and academic researchers have been largely absent in recent years. This has shifted the balance of power toward other organizations whose interests may differ from the R&E community.
The R&E community has a vested interest and responsibility to actively engage in these areas to inform policy makers and continue to advocate for the public interest in an open and free Internet. We’ll give a brief overview on how technology policy is enacted now and how Internet governance is conducted; we’ll explore the channels that provide the most effective methods by which an institution can engage in technology public policy (i.e., the FCC, FTC, PUCs, Congressional hearings) and Internet governance (i.e., ICANN and the IETF); and examine who in a typical institution contributes to this role (i.e., researchers, CIOs, Legal, etc). We’ll give a couple of examples of past successes of the collective power of R&E in policy debates, talk about the difference between lobbying and advocacy and what are we allowed to do, and suggest high profile topics the R&E community should consider addressing first.
This presentation from the ResearchSOC will educate the community on the initial observations from this NSF-sponsored cybersecurity operations center from their onboarding of three NSF major facilities, as well describing common challenges experienced across the higher education landscape as seen by ResearchSOC’s core partner, the OmniSOC.
The presentation will inform the community on how they can access services such as Indiana University’s OmniSOC, the ResearchSOC, and the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research’s virtual cybersecurity services. We will present how these projects have come together under NSF funding, along with partner institutions, to form the Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC), with the goal of balancing institutional risk and research productivity.
The ResearchSOC provides new operational services to address the cybersecurity threat to NSF projects, improve the overall cybersecurity posture of NSF projects, and educates program professionals and the larger research and education community. ResearchSOC also provides effective methods of ensuring data integrity, instrument availability, and secure research access.
Additionally, we will cover an outreach effort to cybersecurity researchers to make the ResearchSOC a catalyst for their research. Finally, we will cover a series of workshops led by the University of California San Diego under the ResearchSOC umbrella that empower information security professionals in research engagement.
July 2021 Events
The InCommon BaseCAMP is a workshop for those new to identity and access management, new to InCommon, or both. It includes:
- An introduction to the basics of identity and access management — whether you manage identities, make resources available to those from other organizations, or both.
- An introduction to the InCommon Federation, the U.S. identity federation serving education and research.
- An overview and demonstrations of the community-developed identity and access management suite, the InCommon Trusted Access Platform, and the role it can play in your IAM system.
For more information and registration links, visit the BaseCAMP page at incommon.org
October 2021 Events
What is CAMP? The acronym means Campus Architecture and Middleware Planning. CAMP has come to mean the series of track sessions that include case studies, organizations’ innovations in identity management, best practices, and other presentations that help move the community forward.