The Future of the Internet 2014: Defining Software Defined Networks call for presenters is now open!

The Future of the Internet 2014 (TFI2014) will be held in Denver, Colorado on Friday, 22 August, 2014.

At this year’s event, the Colorado Chapter of the Internet Society (CO ISOC) is bringing together experts and professionals from across the globe to discuss SDN, NfV, open networking, and all things related to network programability; the ability for networked applications to more directly interact with network elements. Whether you call it Software Defined Networking, Software Driven Networks, Open Source Networking, Cloud Routing, Network Virtualization, or something else; the exciting part is extrapolating this “SDN” trend into the future as we make these programs and languages more fully featured and more standardized. Come extrapolate with us!

The format for this event will be a bit different than your typical networking conference. While we intend to have several standard lecture spots, and a panel or two as well, the real focus is on conversation and debate. The idea is to fill the room with a mix of experts and people who want to learn more and get everyone thinking, and talking, about what this all means. We’re not hosting yet-another-conference, instead we are setting up a breeding ground for new ideas. Because of that, we are issuing this call for presenters, rather than papers or presentations. Note we however, that all materials ultimately presented must be free of product pitches, marketing jargon, and really anything other than solid technical content.

If you are interested in being a presenter at TFI2014, please send the following information to chair<at>coisoc<dot>org by 30 May 2014:

Full name
Preferred email address
Short (<1 page) biography
Links to relevant online profiles or websites
A short (<1000 words) response to one (or more) of the following questions:
– What is SDN?
– Why are you excited about SDN?
– How does the network of the future differ from today’s?

We expect presenter spots to fill quickly and encourage you to respond as soon as possible. All materials provided may be made public should you be selected as a presenter for TFI2014.

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I hope to see you all in Denver this August!

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