January 26-27, 2015

Fargo, North Dakota

Proposed Agenda Items:

Review of minutes from the last meetings

Financial report

A. Grand Challenges

  1. Internet2 Presence across the Northern Tier
  2. Effect of interdependencies on various states
  3. State-by-State networking model present and future
  4. Interconnection w/ Canada
  5. North South connection to Internet2 POP in Kansas City?
  6. Future of East-West connection-Chicago to Seattle?

B. State Updates

C. Internet2 Update

D. Web Updates/Maps

E. Budget Report

F. Planning for summer meeting, July 21 noon - July 22 noon (with a reception the evening of July 20), in Ann Arbor, MI. Information will be distributed to the NTNC membership in late February

Rough order of events:

1/25: Evening Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Wurst Bier Hall, 630 1st Avenue N.

Marc will meet you at the Radisson Hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m. to walk over to the Wurst Bier Hall together

Radisson Hotel address: 201 5th Street N; map of the surrounding area

The Radisson provides at no cost transportation from and to the airport. When you land in Fargo, please call the hotel (701-232-7363) and ask for the shuttle to come and pick you up.

1/26: Morning Free

1/26: Catered lunch starting at 11:15 a.m. at the meeting location, Loretta Building, 210 Broadway, 4th floor, in the Elevate Room

Kim Owen will meet you at the Radisson Hotel lobby at 11:00 a.m. to walk to the Loretta Building together

          Map of downtown, identifying the Loretta Building and public parking locations

          ***We will have available POP tickets for $1.00 off per day    

1/26: Meeting in Afternoon; refreshments provided

1/26: Evening Dinner: 5:30 p.m., Monte's, 220 Broadway (two doors down)

1/27: Catered Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the meeting location

1/27: Morning meeting; refreshments provided

1/27: Box lunch and adjourn at noon. Safe travels!

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo, 201 5th Street North, Fargo, ND 58102. The hotel website is http://www.radisson.com/fargo-hotel-nd-58102/fargo.

Please reserve your room by Jan. 16 by calling (701) 232-7363. When you call for your reservation, please indicate it's for a room with group "NTNC," to get the special rate of $99.00 + tax per night.

Transportation

Transportation from/to Fargo Hector Airport: The Radisson provides at no cost transportation from and to the airport. When you land in Fargo, please call the hotel (701-232-7363) and ask for the shuttle to come and pick you up.

Transportation in Fargo: the meeting will be held downtown, as will the dinners on Sunday, Jan. 25, and Monday, Jan. 26. Everything is in close proximity and is an easy, short, brisk walk, so you really won't need to rent a car.

Confirm your attendance

At your earliest convenience, and to assist us with planning, please let me know:

  • Will you definitely be attending the meeting?
  • Will you be able to join us for dinner on Sunday, Jan. 25?

CeCe Rohwedder
Assistant to the Vice President / Information Technology
NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
(701) 231-5646

cece.rohwedder@ndsu.edu