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Internet2 Community Exchange 2023 convenes research and education technology leaders in Atlanta

Sessions highlight digital inclusion and equity, automation, cloud strategy, cybersecurity, and more

Meeting Announcement


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Emerging and established leaders from the U.S. and global research and education (R&E) technology community will convene in Atlanta for the 2023 Internet2 Community Exchange, May 8-11.

Attendees will share perspectives, shape policy, and influence the development of services and infrastructures in support of their educational, research, and community-service missions. The program includes inspiring keynotes, expert-led talks, and workshops on topics including digital transformation, digital inclusion and equity, accessibility, cybersecurity, cloud strategy, trust and identity, advanced network modernization and automation, and collaborative projects to move the community forward.

Thought-Provoking Keynotes Set to Celebrate and Inspire

Claire L. Evans, author of Broad Band and co-founder of VICE’s Terraform, will present the opening keynote, “The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet,” at 8:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, May 9. Evans will offer an insightful social history of the women visionaries at the vanguard of technology and innovation who made the internet what it is today.

A panel of leaders from historically underserved higher education institutions will take center stage to deliver the closing keynote, “Reframing our Perspective: Centering HBCU and TCU Voices to Reimagine a Stronger R&E Community,” at 1:15 p.m. ET Thursday, May 11. Panelists will spotlight their institutions’ lasting impacts and ask to reimagine together how to ensure equal participation in the national and global R&E communities.

More Program Highlights

The Internet2 Community Exchange event program includes 44 presentations led by subject-matter experts, 29 working meetings for community groups, three technical workshops on network automation and security, and an invitation-only Leadership Exchange for executive leaders in the Internet2 community.

With dozens of sessions to choose from, here are some of the don’t-miss highlights:

  • Building a Cohesive Cloud Community – Higher ed panelists will discuss a joint effort by the EDUCAUSE Cloud Community Group, its co-chairs, Internet2, and the community at large that has led to interesting and potentially transformative outcomes.
  • CIO Perspectives on Federated Cybersecurity for NIH Research – The National Institutes of Health will host a panel discussion about the critical importance of secure credentials in trust federations to enable and protect highly collaborative research environments.
  • What is Happening in Network Services? – Internet2’s new vice president of Network Services will share about the new Insight Console, community discussions around automation tools and methods, efforts to improve routing security across the research and education community, and support for data-intensive science in the U.S. and around the world.
  • MS-CC - Bridging the Digital Divide – Panelists will discuss the Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium’s plans to affect change so students and faculty at HBCUs, TCUs, and other MSIs have access to advanced cyberinfrastructure capabilities.
  • Research IT Strategic Planning – Panelists will discuss a free assessment tool and complementary resources used by institutions of all sizes and complexity to aid in the research IT strategic planning needs of CIOs and senior executive leadership.
  • Enabling RPKI – A speaker from the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will talk about how network operators can strengthen their routing security through Resource Public Key Infrastructure services.
  • InCommon Futures 2.0 – The InCommon Steering Committee chair will review the InCommon visioning process and implementation timeline for identity tools and services used by the community.
  • Aiming High: Internet2’s Five-Year Roadmap – Leaders of the five-year roadmap process will provide an update on steps being taken to categorize the input and feedback received to date, and will share how Internet2 plans to work with the community to validate priorities and future direction.

Two co-located events will also take place during Community Exchange: the Higher Education Cloud Forum and the first MS-CC Annual Meeting.

More information can be found on the 2023 Internet2 Community Exchange website.


About Internet2

Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework. For more information, visit or follow @internet2 on Twitter.

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