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KNIT 5: A FABRIC Community Workshop

Date: September 20-22, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL

Registration: https://apps2.research.unc.edu/events/index.cfm?event=events.go&key=B347

Presenter: Anita Nikolich, Ilya Baldin, Paul Ruth, KC Wang

Tags: FABRIC KNIT Workshop

Event Details

We are delighted to announce the dates for the first-ever in-person FABRIC Community Workshop, which will take place from September 20-22, 2022 in Chicago, IL. KNIT 5 will be hosted by Northwestern University.

FABRIC, an international infrastructure that enables cutting-edge experimentation and research at-scale, is up and running. The FABRIC team is excited to share updates from the platform, experimenters, and wider community.

We'll kick off the workshop on September 20 with small-group, hands-on FABRIC tutorial sessions and advanced training topics, a tour of FABRIC facility partner STARLIGHT, and a reception event. From September 21-22, the FABRIC team will provide new project highlights, present demos on the platform, and discuss increased capabilities through integration with testbeds such as Chameleon, PAWR, and CloudLab. Early experimenters across multiple science domains will present compelling experiments and share how FABRIC can support researchers across areas such as networking, cybersecurity, distributed computing, storage, virtual reality, 5G, machine learning, and science applications. Attendees will get the chance to explore the FABRIC portal, connect with the FABRIC community, and provide feedback to the FABRIC team.

We urge you to register as soon as possible if you would like to attend, as space will be limited. Our team is working on measures to ensure the safety of all in-person participants and will share additional details in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Travel Stipend + Hotel Information

Interested in receiving a travel stipend to attend the KNIT 5 Workshop, or booking with our group rate? Application information for these items is available below and in our helpful one-pager.

Travel Stipend

We’re delighted to share that we can offer a limited number of travel grants for the upcoming KNIT 5 Workshop. These grants can cover the following expenses: Airfare, hotel, registration, meal reimbursement, and ground transportation.

  • The deadline for applications is Monday, August 15 at 11:59 PM ET.
  • Read the travel grant guidelines before submitting the travel stipend application form.
  • The FABRIC travel stipend application form is available here.

Hotel Information

Our team has reserved a hotel block at W Chicago - LAKESHORE: the only hotel in Chicago that directly overlooks Lake Michigan!

  • The last day to book is Monday, August 29, 2022.
  • The rate is $218 USD per night + taxes and fees. THIS IS A SAVINGS OF $75 - $125 instead of booking directly with the hotel.
  • Our room block begins the evening of Monday, Sept. 19 through check-out on Friday, Sept. 23.
  • Book your group rate for the University of North Carolina Room Block here.

*Please note there’s a second hotel named W Chicago - City Center located on 72 W Adams St. We do NOT have a room block at this hotel.

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