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The Cloud Forum is an open and collaborative environment to discuss organizational challenges and transitions occurring in higher education due to changes in technology. The Forum is an opportunity to focus on strategy and direction rather than a technical deep dive centered on specific technical solutions. We welcome anyone from your dev-ops evangelist and change agent to your CIO and hope all who attend will be ready to engage in active discussion!

When: November 7 & 8, 2018

Where: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Why: The goals of this forum are to:

  • Help establish and document best practices for institutions making a move from on-premise servers to cloud providers.
  • Share the cultural, organizational, and technical challenges unique to higher education as we move from on-premise data centers to cloud-hosted technology.
  • Create a network of knowledgeable individuals at our schools for ongoing discussions, questions, and collaboration.

If you have any questions please contact Cindy Wagner at or 607-255-5172 as soon as possible.

Schedule (see working schedule for more detail)

Tuesday, November 6

6:00 pm            Welcome Reception at Taylor Room, Statler Hotel

Dinner is on your own.  Banfi’s at the Statler is nice for dinner or Collegetown is within walking distance.

Wednesday, November 7

8:00 – 8:30           Breakfast and Registration in the Foyer

8:30    Welcome and Conference sessions, Statler Amphitheater

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch in the Foyer

2:00 – 5:00 Conference sessions and presentations, Statler Amphitheater

6:30 – 9:00 Happy Hour and Dinner at G10 Biotechnology Building

Thursday, November 8

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast in the Foyer

8:30 – 12:15 Conference sessions and presentations, Statler Amphitheater

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch in the Foyer

1:15 – 3:15 Conference sessions and presentation, Statler Amphitheater

3:15 – 3:30 Wrap up and closing, Statler Amphitheater

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