2018 Technology Exchange

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This year, there are a variety of non-programmatic activities open to registrants! Be sure not to miss any of them!

Theme Park Tickets- Special Offers for our Technology Exchange Attendees

Discounted Theme Park Tickets (including an after 2:00pm ticket) are available to our Technology Exchange attendees. These must be purchased online and are not available at the gate. Conference badge and ID along with order must be shown. Full details/restrictions of each offer are available at the link above.

Exclusive Guest Benefits 

Guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resortenjoy: 

  • FREE Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access^ to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure—a benefit worth up to $129 per person, per day^^ (valid theme park admission required. Available at select on-site hotels.)
  • Priority seating at select restaurants throughout both theme parks and enjoy first available seating at select Universal Orlando and Universal CityWalk™ restaurants.

Guests of ALL Universal Orlando On-site Hotels Enjoy:

  • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and select attractions at Volcano Bay™ water theme park, one hour before the theme parks open (valid theme park admission required)
  • Complimentary water taxis or shuttle buses that take you directly to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay and CityWalk™
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
  • Complimentary access* to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk™ for the length of stay.
  • Universal Orlando character appearances with some of your favorite theme park characters
  • Start your day with a wake-up call from one of your favorite Universal Orlando characters
  • Golf Universal Orlando™ program offers an exclusive program for golfers that enables guests to take to the links during their stay. You can reserve a perfect tee time, arrange for complimentary transportation* to and from select courses and more. For more information please contact the Universal Orlando Ticket Center in the hotel lobby.  

Click here to learn more about Universal’s three amazing theme parks and Universal CityWalk™.


Open Office Hours

When: Monday, October 15 -- 5:00pm-6:30pm

What do YOU look for in a technical meeting? What elements of the current Technology Exchange format are working for you? What would you recommend we change? These and other questions are open for direct feedback during this "come-whenever-available" session. We will post both open-ended and direct questions around the room, provide participants with pen and stickie notes, and engage in discussion with individuals about the future designs for this event.

Come us in CORAL SEA 1, grab a snack and a beverage, and let us know what YOU want out of this event!


Newcomer Breakfast

When: Tuesday, October 16 -- 7:00am-8:30am

If this is your first time attending TechEX (or you just feel like it is!), join us for breakfast and conversation. We will reserve tables in the breakfast area and members of the program committee, Internet2 staff, and interested community members will be on hand to greet you, give you some "tips" on how to get the most out of the meeting, and introduce you to others in your primary area of interest. We'd like everyone who attends TechEX to have a few friendly faces in their corner!

Movie Screening and Discussion: Bias 

In partnership with EDUCAUSE, Internet2 is proud to bring you an exclusive movie screening of Bias by Director Robin Hauser on Monday, October 15th at 7:00pm. Light refreshments will be available between 5:00-to-6:30pm and the movie will begin shortly thereafter.

Robin Hauser is the director and producer of cause-based documentary films at Finish Line Features and President of Unleashed Productions. Robin’s award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, (and was shown at Internet2's 2017 Technology Exchange as well as the 2018 Global Summit) has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers and educators in Washington, DC and abroad.

Want a sneak peek before TechEX? Check out Bias website for 5 min preview.



When: Tuesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 18 -- various times

A full list of the Demonstrations is available HERE.   We highly recommend visiting these demos during the specific demonstration times listed; because each demo is a non-standard length and requires experts to offer the content, they are scheduled at unusual times within the program. A few are offered during a standard program break, but most are scheduled in the middle of scheduled content.

  • Tuesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:40PM (Lunch), 3:30-4:00PM (PM Break)
  • Wednesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:40PM (Lunch), 3:30-4:00PM (PM Break)
  • Thursday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:40PM (Lunch), 3:30-4:00PM (PM Break)


ARIN@TechEx – Get in on the IPv4 Transfer Market, Deploy IPv6, and Keep your Whois Data Accurate

When: Monday, October 15 to Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 am-5:30 pm 

Need help navigating the IPv4 transfer market (as either a source or recipient), deploying IPv6, or updating your Whois data? We can help. Visit the Registration South Desk for more information.

About ARIN: The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the nonprofit, membership organization responsible for managing Internet number resources (including IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers) in the US, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. Now that IPv4 addresses have been depleted, ARIN encourages all TechEx attendees to reach the whole Internet not just the old Internet by deploying IPv6. ARIN also invites anyone who is interested to participate in the open and transparent policy development process that determines how resources are distributed. More information about ARIN services, events, IPv6, and more is available at https://www.arin.net and https://teamarin.net/.


Ad Hoc Meeting Space

When: Monday, October 15 to Thursday, October 18 -- various times

To ensure attendees have an opportunity to schedule some ad hoc meeting space for continuing discussions that crop up at TechEX, we have reserved space for on-site booking. A list of room(s) and times will be available at the Registration Desk; attendees will be limited to 2-hour blocks of time to ensure maximum use of the space.


Sponsor Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 17 -- 5:00-6:30 pm

To ensure attendees have an opportunity to engage in discussions with our sponsors, a short happy hour (with drinks and light refreshments) concludes the day's formal programming. Please be sure to thank our sponsors, without which support we would not be able to produce such an excellent event!