Smithsonian Secretary, Georgetown University President, NOAA Climate Scientist Among Experts To Keynote 2013 Internet2 Annual MeetingConference focuses on advanced technologies that transform research and educate students around the globe
WASHINGTON, D.C.—April 16, 2013 – Smithsonian Institution’s Wayne Clough, Georgetown University’s John J. DeGioia, NOAA’s Alexander E. MacDonald, World Bank's Samia Melhem, and Jesuit Refugee Service’s Peter Balleis SJ will present keynote addresses at the 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting. The conference--Sunday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 24 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA--will include approximately 800 technology, research and education leaders from around the world.
John J. DeGioia , Georgetown University president, Samia Melhem , World Bank lead information communication technology policy specialist and Peter Balleis SJ , Jesuit Refugee Service’s international director, will speak about “education at the margins.” They will describe how technology, volunteers and advanced networks are enabling organizations to deliver education to students in areas at the margins of society, such as refugee camps, remote villages, war zones and areas lacking civil society.
Wayne Clough , Smithsonian Institution secretary, will provide new details about the Smithsonian's amazing effort to digitize and share its treasures with scholars, researchers and others around the globe. Secretary Clough also will announce the Smithsonian’s work to leverage Internet2’s advanced network and the Smithsonian’s expertise to provide exceptional educational programming to diverse and expansive audiences, especially students.
Alexander E. (Sandy) MacDonald , chief science advisor for the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss advances in climate change research and efforts to predict and explain climate change. Dr. MacDonald holds the patent for Science on a Sphere®, a luminous, animated globe installed in museums around the world to educate the public about Earth and other planets. The globe will be on display for demonstrations and media interviews.
The keynote speeches and other sessions will be streamed live. For details, go to http://events.internet2.edu/2013/annual-meeting/program.cfm?go=netcast .
For a complete Annual Meeting schedule, go to http://bit.ly/2013Internet2AnnualMeeting .
About Internet2 Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions.
Internet2 consists of more than 220 U.S. universities, 60 leading corporations, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks and more than 100 national research and education networking partners representing more than 50 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Emeryville, Calif.; and Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu .
For more information about the keynote speeches and other events, media should contact Todd Sedmak to 202-331-5373 or Todd@Internet2.edu.