KINBERCON 2018 is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of Pennsylvania’s leaders in education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, public media, government and technology to share ideas and success stories about using next generation networks and technology.


Register today for KINBERCON April 23-25, 2018 in Harrisburg-Hershey, PA! Reserve your hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey before April 2nd to get the $129/night discounted rate.


Pennsylvania's only statewide IT conference for the research and education advanced networking community.


General workshops and lectures about technology, research, and more.


In depth discussions, workshops, and training on cybersecurity.


Workshops and technical training focused on innovations in next generation networks and network based technologies.


Panels, discussions and sessions on community networks, communities of practice and community enabled initiatives in PA.

Register for KINBERCON

KINBERCON also offers half-day and full-day workshops on Wednesday with class sizes ranging from 15-40 attendees. Training sessions will run from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM with breakfast and lunch provided to all attendees. Topics will support the themes of Cybersecurity, Innovation, and Community as well as technical training and certification courses.


Being a sponsor has many benefits. All sponsors will receive an invitation to the Exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception Monday night, a 6’ exhibitor table at the Tuesday event (Platinum level receives a larger booth space), your logo on the meeting home page and print items, verbal recognition at the welcome session as well as social media acknowledgement, and a copy of meeting attendee contact list.

2018 Conference Schedule - Coming Soon

  • monday04/23/2018
  • tuesday04/24/2018
  • wednesday04/25/2018
5:00-7:00 PM

Sponsor and Exhibitor Set Up

6:00-8:00 PM

Sponsor VIP Cocktail Reception

We are so grateful to our sponsors for making KINBERCON 2018 possible. We invite you to a Sponsor VIP Cocktail Reception as a way to thank you for your generosity.

7:00 AM

Vendor Set Up

7:30 AM

Registration Begins

Registration table open

7:30-8:30 AM


Enjoy breakfast and networking. Visit with sponsors.

8:30-9:15 AM

Breakout Session 1


Welcome and Opening Keynote

Be officially welcomed to KINBERCON 2018 by Wendy Huntoon, President and CEO. Opening Keynote


Break and Vendors

Morning break and visit with vendors.


Breakout Session 2


Break and Vendors

Morning break and visit with vendors.


Breakout Session 3

12:30-1:30 PM


Network and socialize over lunch.

1:30-2:15 PM

Breakout Session 4

2:15-2:30 PM

Break and Vendors

Afternoon break and visit with vendors.

2:30-3:15 PM

Breakout Session 5

3:15-3:45 PM

Break and Vendors

Afternoon break and visit with vendors.

3:45-4:15 PM

Breakout Session 6

4:15-4:30 PM


Afternoon break.

4:30-5:00 PM

Closing Keynote

5:00 PM

Remove Vendor Booths

All vendor booths must be removed.

6:00-8:00 PM

General Reception

Socialize and network with attendees during the General Reception


AM Workshops


PM Workshops


Outstanding Keynote Speakers
2017 Closing Keynote was David J. Hickton, Director of the Pitt Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

At KINBERCON, our keynotes are the thought leaders, visionaries, and technology trailblazers who will share their insights and vision for the future of advanced networking and IT for research and education.

National Innovators and Leaders
Florence Hudson, Former Sr. Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2

Hear about national trends, leading edge projects, and technology topics from leaders that are driving partnerships and innovation among national entities, research and education networks, and the diverse communities they serve.

Why attend KINBERCON?

  • A streamlined schedule format featuring a day of breakout sessions across four tracks – General, Cybersecurity, Innovation, and Community
  • A full day of technical training opportunities
  • Dozens of panels and technical workshops
  • Keynote speakers
  • An evening gala networking reception


Our Sponsors