Over the years, the Megaconference has provided our community with a venue to test the limits of video collaboration technology while making personal connections around the world. After a four year hiatus, Internet2 is very pleased to announce that the Megaconference will return this year on December 4th. Anyone and everyone are invited to connect using H.323 or SIP videoconferencing to participate in presentations from researchers, educators, engineers, students, and vendors, in what we hope to be the biggest Megaconference ever. The theme this year will continue where the last Megaconference left off: "Breaking Down the Barriers: Global Connections".
Megaconference will be held all over the world on December 4th, 2012 from 12:00 GMT - 0:00 GMT (that's 7am EST - 7pm EST).
|Time (GMT)||Time (EST)||Title||Organization||Presenter||Location|
|12:00 GMT||7:00AM EST||Welcome/Kickoff||Internet2||Ben Fineman||Ann Arbor, MI, USA|
|12:15 GMT||7:15AM EST||Use of Virtual Environments to Enhance Learning||Chester County Intermediate Unit||Kim Breuninger||Downingtown, PA|
|12:45 GMT||7:45AM EST||Breaking Down the Barriers: Global Connection||Reliance Business Services||Darayus Mehta||Mumbai, India|
|13:15 GMT||8:15AM EST||Special Visit from Dr. Bob Dixon||OSU, OARnet, Emeritus||Bob Dixon||Parts Unknown|
|13:30 GMT||8:30AM EST||ROLL CALL/PRIZE GIVEAWAY|
|14:00 GMT||9:00AM EST||Hit that Culture Button! LIVE from Asia to Europe and Africa||National Dali High School & Ghana||Mary Meimei Shih||Dali City, Taiwan|
|14:30 GMT||9:30AM EST||Sponsor Showcase: Spranto||Spranto||Peter Hayes, CEO||Florida, USA|
|15:00 GMT||10:00AM EST||Music Teaches Everything in the Global Classroom||Cleveland Institute of Music||Heather Young||Cleveland, OH|
|15:30 GMT||10:30AM EST||A Virtual Visit to the ATLAS Experiment at CERN||CERN||Stephen Goldfarb||Geneva, Switzerland|
|16:00 GMT||11:00AM EST||Biomimicry and the Spider's Web||Minnesota Zoo||Galen Sjostrom||Minnesota, USA|
|16:30 GMT||11:30AM EST||Cafe Time|
|17:00 GMT||12:00PM EST||Home of the World's Worst Weather||Will Broussard|
|17:25 GMT||12:25PM EST||Reasons for the Season||Monroe Boces Challenger Learning Center||Andy Raab|
|18:00 GMT||1:00PM EST||Sponsor Showcase: BlueJeans||Blue Jeans||Rob Wood|
|18:30 GMT||1:30PM EST||Cowgirls Who Shaped the West, Changed the World||National Cowgirl Museum||Cindy Collins|
|19:00 GMT||2:00PM EST||Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace||Cerritos College||Dr. John Haas|
|19:30 GMT||2:30PM EST||ROLL CALL/PRIZE GIVEAWAY|
|20:30 GMT||3:30PM EST||History of Teleconferencing in Education at the University of Wisconsin||Univ. of Wisconsin, Emeritus||Jamie Poindexter||Madison, WI|
|21:00 GMT||4:00PM EST||Video Services in the UNAM||UNAM||Jose Rodriguez||Mexico City, Mexico|
|21:30 GMT||4:30PM EST||John Erickson and Hank the Cowdog||Region 16 Education Center||John Erickson||Texas, USA|
|22:00 GMT||5:00PM EST||The Journalism Education Association||Swinburne University||John Corky||Australia|
|22:30 GMT||5:30PM EST||Wrap Up||Internet2||Ben Fineman||Ann Arbor, MI, USA|
Best Effort Bridge
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H.323/SIP (URI): firstname.lastname@example.org
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- From Platinum Sponsor Blue Jeans Networks: 5 Blue Jeans Institutional Service Packages, included 40 Blue Jeans licenses for 30 days and a custom University landing page, valued at almost $25,000 (retail price) each!
- From Platinum Sponsor Spranto, a classroom collaboration system including PC, HD PTZ camera, echo canceling mic, and projector valued at over $1000!
- From Bronze Sponsor Polycom, a Polycom Communicator valued at over $100!
- Various Internet2 swag!
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