Banner for I-light and GigaPOP members meeting 2019

The I-Light Members Meeting event is getting closer.

Please register by Tuesday, April 30, to ensure that your meal preference will be accommodated. Free parking is available for the event.

If you need assistance in order to participate in this meeting, please call our staff at (317) 274-5245, to discuss your specific needs.

Date(s) – 05/7/2019 – 05/8/2019
University of Indianapolis Health Pavilion


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the I-Light Members Meeting tomorrow and Wednesday!

I did just receive an update on parking from our UIndy.  Due to spring semester classes, we will be required to display parking passes and park in designated lots for our event.  Parking passes will be available at registration.  Think of it as adding to your step count for the day and then come join us for refreshments and conversation.

Here is a map of the UINDY Campus.  Our event will be at the UIndy Health Pavilion,  1643 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227, marked as CC on the map. With the parking pass, you may park in Lots 22A and 22B, south of venue, bottom right of map, and lot 17, across Hanna Ave, north of the venue.

If you need assistance in order to participate in this meeting, please call our staff at (317) 274-5245, to discuss your specific needs.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • 12–1:30pm Registration – Coffee and snacks available
  • Refreshments made possible by US SIGNAL
  • Signal logo
  • 1–1:30pm Welcome Remarks
  • Marianne Chitwood, Director, I-Light and GlobalNOC Operations
  • 1:30 –4:30pm Choice of Two Workshops (Helping  Network Operators Identify Researchers Using their Resources and Who Owns the Internet? or IPv6)
    • Break area provided with beverages and snacks
    • Workshop 1  Helping Network Operators Identify Researchers Using their Resources Jennifer M. Schopf, PhD, Director of International Networks and Engagement and Performance Operations Center
    • Work Shop 2  Who Owns the Internet? Steven Wallace, Chief Network Architect, Networks at Indiana University and IPv6 in Campus Environments David Hunter, Principal Network Engineer, GlobalNOC
    • 4:30–5pm  Preview of Tomorrow 
    • Marianne Chitwood, Director, I-Light and GlobalNOC Operations
    • 6–9pm Network Gathering at Mesh on Mass
    • 725 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • Event made possible by Matrix Integration and PIER Group
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

  • 8–9am Hot Breakfast
  • 9–9:15am Welcome Remarks
  • Steven R. Herriford, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, University of Indianapolis
  • Dave Jent, Associate Vice President, Networks at Indiana University
  • Marianne Chitwood, Director, I-Light and GlobalNOC Operations
  • 9:15–10:15am Keynote
  • Cloud Rules and What Matters: Real-World Lessons from a Cloud Move
  • David Seidl, VP for Information Technology, Miami University
  • 10–10:30am Break
  • 10:30–11am Multi-factor Authentication
  • Jacob Farmer, Director of Client Services, Indiana University
  • 11–11:30am eduroam
  • Mark Spencer, Manager Campus Network Engineering, Indiana University
  • James Dickerson, Principal Network Systems Engineer
  • 11:30–12pm Getting to the Cloud: How to Use Direct Cloud Connect Services from I-Light and Internet2
  • George Loftus, Associate Vice President of Network Services, Internet2
  • 12–1:30pm Plated Lunch and Networking
  • Event made possible by Ciena

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  • 12:30–1:30pm NSF’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program
  • Kevin Thompson, Program Director, National Science Foundation
  • 1:30–2:30pm I-Light Member Update Panel
  • Moderator: David Hunter, Principal Network Engineer, Regional Networks, GlobalNOC, and Caroline Weilhamer, Manager, Regional Networks
    • David Pifer, Assistant Director, Technology Infrastructure Services, Indiana State University
    • Brendan Post, CIO and Director of Information Technology, Earlham College
    • Jeff Schwab, Infrastructure Architect, Purdue University
    • David King, Senior IT Systems Architect, Goshen College
  • 2:30–3:15pm What Educational and Research Networks need to know about ARIN 
  • Jon Worley, Technical Services Lead, ARIN
  • 3:15–3:30pm Break
  • 3:30–4:30pm I-Light, Indiana GigaPOP, Monon 400, and DDoS update
  • Tom Johnson, Manager and Senior Network Architect, I-Light and Indiana GigaPOP
  • 4:30–4:45pm I-Light and Higher Education in Indiana: Closing Remarks
  • Marianne Chitwood, Director, I-Light and GlobalNOC Operations
  • 4:30  Grab-and-go refreshments available
  • Refreshments made possible by Zayo

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If you’re spending the night in Indianapolis, please book your hotel rooms in advance as May in Indy is a very busy time.