2018 Internet2 Global Summit

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Co-located Events

The following events are colocated with the 2018 Global Summit and available to anyone, including meeting attendees.

Network Automation Tools and Practices Workshop - $25

Sunday, May 6 (1:00 pm–5:00pm)
For registration information, see the 2018 Global Summit Registration page.

Intended audience: Internet2 higher education and regional network members.

This workshop is part of the ongoing community conversation around network automation tools and practices. The workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from their peers from regional and campus network organizations on what tools and best practices they are deploying to improve network task automation. The workshop will also address topics around what is needed to create a NetDevOps culture in your organization.


Grouper in Action: Access Management Strategies for Higher Education and Research Tutorial - $25

Sunday, May 6 (1:00 pm–5:00pm)
For registration information, see the 2018 Global Summit Registration page.

Grouper is an enterprise access management system built by and for higher education, and is a key component of Internet2’s Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) initiative. Designed for highly distributed and heterogeneous information technology environments, Grouper is uniquely suited to address the complexity and flexibility required by the modern institution. 

This tutorial will explore the latest Grouper release, demonstrate a variety of real world use cases, and review the recently released TIER Grouper Deployment Guide. The deployment guide aims to distill diverse community examples into specific TIER guidance and recommendation for achieving a variety of identity and access management capabilities.

Come learn and see what Grouper can do for your campus and join the growing community of practice!

EDUCAUSE - New IT Managers Program

Sunday, May 6 (9:00am–6:00pm)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  EDUCAUSE has generously offered to extend the EDUCAUSE member rate to Internet2 member organizations not currently EDUCAUSE members.  To receive this discounted rate, please contact meetingregistration@internet2.edu for the registration code.  For full registration information, click here.

Set Your IT Career Off on the Right Course

The New IT Managers Program focuses on providing first-time managers and those aspiring to management roles with the basic skills critical for managing and supervising projects, units, and people. The program provides a comprehensive view of the role of manager as well as specific skills development in several key management areas including interpersonal communication, time management, project management, and performance management. The program offers an invaluable opportunity to share information and experiences with peers and experienced IT practitioners in highly interactive sessions.

All sessions have been carefully designed for those just beginning to manage in a professional setting facilitated by a faculty of experienced IT leaders.

During the New IT Managers Program, you will learn:

  • Communication Dynamics
  • Project Management
  • Performance Management
  • Time Management