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)TitleOrganizationPresenterLocation
12:00 GMT7:00AM ESTWelcome/KickoffInternet2Ben FinemanAnn Arbor, MI, USA
12:15 GMT7:15AM ESTUse of Virtual Environments to Enhance LearningChester County Intermediate UnitKim BreuningerDowningtown, PA
12:45 GMT7:45AM ESTBreaking Down the Barriers: Global ConnectionReliance Business ServicesDarayus MehtaMumbai, India
13:15 GMT8:15AM ESTSpecial Visit from Dr. Bob DixonOSU, OARnet, EmeritusBob DixonParts Unknown
14:00 GMT9:00AM ESTHit that Culture Button! LIVE from Asia to Europe and AfricaNational Dali High School & GhanaMary Meimei ShihDali City, Taiwan
14:30 GMT9:30AM ESTSponsor Showcase: SprantoSprantoPeter Hayes, CEOFlorida, USA
15:00 GMT10:00AM ESTMusic Teaches Everything in the Global ClassroomCleveland Institute of MusicHeather YoungCleveland, OH
15:30 GMT10:30AM ESTA Virtual Visit to the ATLAS Experiment at CERNCERNStephen GoldfarbGeneva, Switzerland
16:00 GMT11:00AM ESTBiomimicry and the Spider's WebMinnesota ZooGalen SjostromMinnesota, USA
16:30 GMT11:30AM ESTCafe Time
17:00 GMT12:00PM ESTHome of the World's Worst WeatherWill Broussard
17:25 GMT12:25PM ESTReasons for the SeasonMonroe Boces Challenger Learning CenterAndy Raab
18:00 GMT1:00PM ESTSponsor Showcase: BlueJeansBlue JeansRob Wood
18:30 GMT1:30PM ESTCowgirls Who Shaped the West, Changed the World National Cowgirl MuseumCindy Collins
19:00 GMT2:00PM ESTZones of Conflict, Zones of PeaceCerritos CollegeDr. John Haas
20:30 GMT3:30PM ESTHistory of Teleconferencing in Education at the University of WisconsinUniv. of Wisconsin, EmeritusJamie PoindexterMadison, WI
21:00 GMT4:00PM ESTVideo Services in the UNAMUNAMJose RodriguezMexico City, Mexico
21:30 GMT4:30PM ESTJohn Erickson and Hank the CowdogRegion 16 Education Center John EricksonTexas, USA
22:00 GMT5:00PM ESTThe Journalism Education AssociationSwinburne UniversityJohn CorkyAustralia
22:30 GMT5:30PM ESTWrap UpInternet2Ben FinemanAnn Arbor, MI, USA

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