2016 Internet2 Global Summit

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General Session (sponsored by Juniper Networks)

Time 05/16/16 01:15PM-02:30PM

Room Chicago Ballroom (5th Floor)

Sponsored by Juniper Networks

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Session Abstract

The year-long celebration of Internet2’s 20th Anniversary begins with the opening General Session of the 2016 Global Summit. During this session and each of the General Sessions, community members will take the stage to relate anecdotes and discuss how key experiences contributed to the technologies we now take for granted—and how they will continue to shape the next 20 years of research and education (R&E).

Organized along seven key themes emerging over Internet2’s 20-year lifetime, each program will recognize the contributions of the community by letting the community tell the story, led by emcee Mike Roberts, President of the Internet policy consulting firm Darwin Group, Inc. and chairman of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) Task Force.

Monday’s General Session takes us into the past, chronicling how we got where we are today. Topics include:

Birth of the Internet: A Defining Era of Research and Education Innovation
Internet2—Re-inventing The Future of Research and Education
Infrastructure for Innovation

We’ll hear from our community how the Internet2 Network became the foundation for a far-reaching transformation—of the academy, research, and the broader higher education community. A Leadership Panel follows, where esteemed members of our presidential community will share their unique perspectives on what that foundation has meant for the R&E community.

Moderated by Doug Van Houweling, President Emeritus of Internet2, the panel will offer perspectives from esteemed leadership community members including Molly Broad, President, American Council on Education and the former president of the University of North Carolina; David Leebron, President of Rice University; Michael McRobbie, President of Indiana University; and David Ward, former chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Madison.