KINBERCON 2020 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.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and to ensure the health and safety of the entire KINBER community, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to cancel KINBERCON 2020 that had been scheduled for April 27-29 in Pittsburgh. KINBER will seek to postpone the event at a later date if it is safe and within recommended guidelines by health officials. The safety and well-being of our attendees, industry partners, staff, and community are our top concern. We wish you and your organizations well as you respond to COVID-19. Keep checking this page for any information on new dates when available.


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 collaboration 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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 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.

  • monday04/27/2020
  • tuesday04/28/2019
  • wednesday04/29/2019
11:30 AM - 4 PM


3:00-6:00 PM

Sponsor and Exhibitor Set Up

Welcome to KINBERCON 2020! Sponsors and Exhibitors, please set up your booths between 3:00-6:00 PM

3:00-5:00 PM

KINBER Board Meeting

KINBER Board Meeting (closed)

6:00-8:00 PM

Sponsor VIP Cocktail Reception

We are so grateful to our sponsors for making KINBERCON 2020 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.


Session 1



Welcome to KINBERCON 2020

Be officially welcomed to KINBERCON 2020.


Opening Keynote


Break and Vendors

Morning break and visit with vendors.


Session 2


Break and Vendors

Morning break and visit with vendors.


Session 3



Network and socialize over lunch. Visit with vendors.


Session 4


Break and Vendors

Afternoon break and visit with vendors.


Session 5


Break and Vendors

Afternoon break and visit with vendors.


Session 6



Afternoon break and visit with vendors.


Closing Keynote


Vendor Expo Closes

6:00-9:00 PM

General Reception

Socialize and network with attendees during the General Reception.


Vendor Expo Open


Morning Workshops

8:15 - 11:15a

Morning Data Center Tours

12:15pm - 3:15p

Afternoon Data Center Tours


Afternoon Workshops


Top Notch Speakers and IT Visionaries

KINBERCON keynote presenters are the best thought leaders and experts in their fields sharing their insights and vision with conference attendees. Previous keynote speakers have included industry experts, government representatives, academic leaders across fields and disciplines. KINBERCON brings the experts to you and promotes dialogue, learning, and leadership across Pennsylvania. KINBERCON speakers are leading the way with cutting edge thinking around broadband connectivity, cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure and advanced networking and technology solutions. Opportunities to engage with presenters abound during the keynote presentations but also during informal networking events and facilitated collaboration sessions.

2020 Esports eXchange

New and exclusively for KINBERCON 2020 don't miss the KINBER Esports eXchange where you will get to visit our dedicated esports expo area at the conference with live esports demonstrations, esports specific vendors and sponsors, and esports presentations exclusively for research and education institutions. If you are launching an esports program or starting to consider why to begin offering competitive esports you will not want to miss the 2020 Esports eXchange!

Why attend KINBERCON?

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


KINBERCON 2020 Sponsors