Workshops, Seminars & Events Archive - Merit Network, Inc.

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    Past Merit Network Events

    Merit Network periodically hosts and participates in special events for its Members, offering training, collaboration opportunities, and other activities. You can find archives for selected past events below.

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    2012 Networkers Summit

    December 5, 2012 - Merit hosted a gathering for networking mavens to focus on the current state of networking technologies, find out what other organizations are doing within their infrastructures, and get together to share stories about the realities of network-building. For the archived presentations, visit 2012 Networkers Summit.

    2012 Bring-Your-Own-Device Summit

    September 20, 2012 - Merit hosted an in-depth discussion of these topics and more at Bring-Your-Own-Device: A Summit for Decision-Makers on September 20, 2012, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. This unique gathering featured presentations and panel discussions on key aspects of BYOD: mobility, user support, data security, licensing, infrastructure and the impact on IT policies. For the archived presentations, visit 2012 Bring-Your-Own-Device Summit.

    2011 Desktop Virtualization Summit

    December 7, 2011 - Merit Network presented a summit on the state of the art in desktop virtualization in East Lansing. For the archived presentations, visit Desktop Virtualization 2011: A Summit for Decision-Makers.

    Autumn Summit For Network Mavens

    November 2, 2011 - Merit Network presented a one-day summit for networking professionals in Ypsilanti. Visit the Autumn Summit 2011 web page.

    Webinar: Ready or not...IPv6 is here

    August 18, 2011 - ARIN's John Curran discussed how organizations should be preparing for the challenges of IPv4 depletion and IPv6 adoption. Visit the archived Webinar.

    Desktop Virtualization: A Summit for Decision-Makers

    December 2, 2010 - Merit Network presented a one-day summit on the current state, potential rewards and ongoing challenges of desktop virtualization. For the archived presentations, visit Desktop Virtualization 2010: A Summit for Decision-Makers.

    Data Center Infrastructure Management

    November 16-18, 2010 - Merit Network presented 'Data Center Infrastructure Management', a three-day online course on critical features of managing a data center or server room of any size. For a summary of the course, visit the Data Center Infrastructure Management web page.

    2010 MACUL Conference

    March 12, 2010 - Don Welch, president and CEO for Merit Network, spoke at the 2010 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference. Download a PDF of the presentation: Leverage Your State Network: Collaborate, Communicate, and Create.

    Fall 2009 Services Seminar

    October 29, 2009 - Merit hosted a day-long seminar about many of Merit's services. For the archived presentations, please see the Fall 2009 Services Seminar page.

    Merit Services Webinar: Merit Colocation and Merit Storage Cloud

    February 18, 2009 - Merit Network hosted a Webinar to learn about our new colocation and cloud storage services. For details on the archived presentation, please see the Merit Services Webinar page.

    Merit Services Seminar

    November 18, 2008 - Merit Network hosted a complimentary seminar to learn about MeritMail and MeritVoice, our managed email and VoIP services. For presentation files and more details, please see the Merit Services Seminar page.

    E-Rate Funding: A Strategic Asset for Institutional Goals

    September 23, 2008 - Merit Network presented a one-day seminar on strategies for maximizing the benefits of the federal E-Rate program. For archived presentation information from the seminar, please see the E-Rate Funding: A Strategic Asset for Institutional Goals seminar page.

    Voice over IP: The State of the Art and a Look to the Future

    April 3, 2008 - Merit Network presented a one-day seminar on the current state and emerging futures of voice over IP technologies at the Michigan Information Technology Center in Ann Arbor. See the archived Voice over IP seminar page.

    Merit Network Update Webcast

    Real Video - Network Update Webcast  

    August 21, 2007 - An archive of the Webcast Update regarding the network outage on August 15 and August 16.

    Collaboration2 Regional Teleconference

    July 12, 2007 - Alpena's Great Lakes Maritime Center hosted a real-time, open-format, town-hall-style workshop discussing different collaboration and regional cooperation projects; lessons learned; problems encountered; and how challenges were overcome. Seven Michigan community entities discussed their accomplishments under the Governor's Centers for Regional Excellence program. See the archived Centers for Regional Excellence event page.

    IPTV Workshop

    May 16, 2007 - Merit Network presented a one-day workshop on the emerging world of Internet-based television distribution, or IPTV at the Michigan Information Technology Center in Ann Arbor. See the archived IPTV event page.

    IPv6 Workshop

    April 17-18, 2007 - Merit sponsored the Internet2 IPv6 workshop on April 17-18, 2007 at the MITC in Michigan Information and Technology Center (MITC) in Ann Arbor, presented by Internet2's IPv6 working group. See IPv6 Workshop archive.

    Gerda Weissmann Klein Presentation

    April 16, 2007 - Holocaust survivor, historian and author Gerda Weissmann Klein spoke to students at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek. The event was streamed via the Internet and Internet2. See the Gerda Weissmann Klein Presentation Archive to watch the archived event.

    Network-Based Interactive Distance Learning: Discussion & Demonstration

    April 13, 2007 - Northwestern Michigan College and Merit Network partnered with the Center for Instructional Excellence to present a Friday Forum at the newly renovated Oleson Center on NMC's beautiful campus in Traverse City. See the archived Network-Based Interactive Distance Learning Event page for archived documents.

    CALEA and Beyond

    January 31, 2007 - Recent FCC notices set deadlines for CALEA-related filings, bringing attention to the CALEA compliance decision faced by educational network operators. This one-day workshop prepared those in attendance to make informed decisions about CALEA compliance and to understand ongoing requirements for law enforcement assistance. See the CALEA and Beyond archive page for PowerPoint presentation files.

    Merit 40th Anniversary Celebration

    November 16, 2006 - Merit Network celebrated 40 years of innovations in advanced networking at the Michigan Information Technology Center (MITC). There were several presentations highlighting Merit's contributions to networking, as well as a look into the future of networking. See the 40th Anniversary Celebration page for videos of presentations.

    E-mail, Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Solution Webcast

    PDF Document - E-mail, Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Solution   Real Video - E-mail, Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam Solution  

    June 19, 2006 - Merit Network, Wayne State University, Oakland University and Mirapoint hosted the complimentary 60-minute live, streaming webcast event to learn about the new product/service offering of e-mail, anti-virus and anti-spam services available to the Merit Community. The event included presentations by Jennifer Hensley of Merit Network and Thomas Doane of Mirapoint and testimonials from Michael Edelman from Wayne State University and Daniel Fryer from Oakland University.

    Helix Web Server Test

    Real Video - Helix Web Server Test  

    March 22, 2005 - Merit produces a live videocast to test the Helix open-source software package.

    Copyright in Educational Communities

    PDF Document - Copyright in Educational Communities   Real Video - Copyright in Educational Communities  

    March 12, 2004 - Recent Developments in Law and Policy, by Molly Van Houweling, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. Van Houweling highlights issues of copyright and privacy that are ever-present in the networking world. Educational institutions often have unique concerns.

    Toward the Lambda Grid: Building Grid Networking

    Real Video - Toward the Lambda Grid: Building Grid Networking  

    October 3, 2003 - By Dr. Cees ("Case") de Laat, Professor at University of Amsterdam. Dr. de Laat leads a large research group in Grid Computing at the University of Amsterdam and was a co-winner with SLAC, Cal-Tech, and NIKHEF of the Internet2 land speed record in November 2002.

    Videoconferencing in the Classroom: Best Practices

    Real Video - Videoconferencing in the Classroom: Best Practices  

    April 15, 2003 - Conveying Conversational Cues Through Video. By Milton Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Human Computer Interaction Lab, Stanford University. Chen describes recent advances in videoconferencing technology and discoveries in communication psychology.

    Special Webcast: Scanning Electron Microscopy Program

    Real Video - Wireless Washtenaw  

    June 5, 2002 - Remote demonstration at St. Clair ISD Distance Learning Room by Dr. John M. Mansfield, University of Michigan

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