[CENIC 2012: Beyond the Network]
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[Titanium Sponsor: Cisco Systems]
[Hotel & Travel Information]
[Platinum Sponsors: Level3 Communications, AT&T, Comcast Business, Broadsoft, and Brocade]
[2012 Keynote Speakers]
[Monday Keynote Speaker: Amin Vahdat, UCSD]
[Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Blair Levin, Aspen Institute]
[Gold Sponsors: NCast, Amazon Web Services, HP, Polycom, WTC Consulting, and Time Warner Cable Business Class]

[2012 Innovations in Networking Call for Award Nominations]

Each year CENIC seeks to discover and recognize exemplary innovations that leverage the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) and have the potential to improve the way instruction and research is conducted. We are requesting nominations from the community of applications and projects which represent innovative uses of the network. Awards will be presented in the following four categories:

  • Education Applications
  • High Performance Research Applications
  • Experimental/Developmental Applications
  • Gigabit/Broadband Applications

CENIC encourages applications and projects focused on research, teaching and learning activities involving collaboration across multiple segments of the K-20 community, and/or international collaborations that have been developed within 2010-2011. An Award committee will review the nominations and determine the award winners on the basis of submitted materials, and additional interviews as necessary.

CENIC will present these awards at the 16th annual CENIC conference, Beyond the Network, March 12-14, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto, CA.

Award winners will be notified in advance of the conference dates and should plan to be available to give presentations on their award-winning work during a special session at the conference.

The deadline for submission of nominations is November 18, 2011, by 5:00 pm. Nominations may be submitted via e-mail to cenic2012proposals@cenic.org, with the subject line "Award Nomination". Submissions may be made by the individual(s) who worked on the project, or by others, and should include:

  • Name, title, and contact information of submitter
  • Award Category
  • Names of project/application leader(s) and team members
  • A summary paragraph that highlights the significance of the project (100 words)
  • A project description (not to exceed 5 pages), including the project URLs
  • The technology/technologies utilized in the project
  • The time frame of implementation
  • Objective summary of benefits attributed to the project (not to exceed 2 pages)

General questions may be addressed to Doug Hartline, Conference Chair, at cenic2012-info@cenic.org.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Palo Alto from March 12-14, 2012. Be sure to keep an eye out for future issues of CENIC Today for updates about registration, programming, travel, hotel rooms, and more!

[CENIC 2012 is the annual conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.