KINBERCON 2019 is a three-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.


Mark your calendars - KINBERCON 2019 returns to Philadelphia April 1-3, 2019!! Don't miss the premier IT event in Pennsylvania. Inclusivity Scholarship application deadline to apply is Feb. 22.


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


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


In depth discussions, workshops, and training on securing and protecting critical cyberinfrastructures.


Panels, discussions and sessions on broadband, including innovative broadband delivery to PA communities and broadband enabled opportunities.


Sessions, panels, and training focused on innovations in next generation networks and network based technologies and advancing research across Pennsylvania.

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 Research, Broadband, and Security as well as technical training 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.

  • monday04/1/2019
  • tuesday04/2/2019
  • wednesday04/3/2019
3:00-6:00 PM

Sponsor and Exhibitor Set Up

3:00-5:00 PM

KINBER Board Meeting

KINBER Board Meeting (closed)

6:30-8:00 PM

Sponsor VIP Cocktail Reception

We are so grateful to our sponsors for making KINBERCON 2019 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.


Welcome and Opening Keynote

Be officially welcomed to KINBERCON 2019 by Wendy Huntoon, President and CEO.


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. Visit with vendors.

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

Closing Keynote

5:00 PM

Vendor Expo Closes

All vendor booths must be removed.

6:00-8:00 PM

General Reception

Socialize and network with attendees during the General Reception.


Border Gateway Protocol 101: BGP Demystified


Border Gateway Protocol 201: BGP Deeper Dive (Hands-On)

Part 2 of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) workshop builds on the BGP 101 workshop and will feature a deeper dive into advanced configuration with hands on exercises and additional instructor led training. Workshop Note: BGP 101 & BGP 201 can be taken individually or as an all-day workshop. Presenter(s): Peter Southwick, Senior Solutions Architect, Integration Partners


IPv6 (Hands-On)

This customized workshop will provide attendees with the foundation knowledge needed to deploy and operate IPv6 in an academic environment. Instruction topics include, but are not limited to the following: Addressing, Architecture, Capabilities, Configuration, Features, Header Translation, Integration, Migration Planning, Packet Generation, QoS, Routing, Security, Specification, Transition Mechanisms, Troubleshooting, and Tunneling. This coursework is approved and certified by the IPv6 Forum. Presenter(s): Brandon Ross, Network Utility Force


Determining Technology Requirements for Scientific Innovation

This highly interactive workshop, hosted by the NSF CC* funded Engineering and Performance Outreach Center (EPOC) [] will present a process that can be adopted by Cyberinfrastructure (CI) facilitators to advance the mission of science engagement. Establishing a process to regularly review network requirements ( helps to determine the current and future science communication and collaboration needs for numerous communities. The purpose of these reviews is to accurately characterize the near-term, medium-term and long-term network requirements of the science being performed. This approach brings about a network-centric understanding of the science process used by the researchers and scientists, without asking technical questions directly, and derives network requirements from that understanding. Presenter(s): Jason Zuraski, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Hans Addleman - International Networking at Indiana University (IN@IU)


Toward Gigabit Libraries in PA

The Toward Gigabit Libraries in PA Workshop will offer libraries and library systems the opportunity to learn about the Broadband Toolkit and resources from KINBER and other library service providers available to support libraries in their ever increasing role as "digital hubs" in their communities through the use of broadband networks and advanced services.


Why attend KINBERCON?

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


KINBERCON 2019 Sponsors