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KNIT 7: A FABRIC Community Workshop

Date: September 27 - 29, 2023

Location: Columbus, OH

Registration: https://events.thequilt.net/event/fabric-knit7/

Presenter: Anita Nikolich, Ilya Baldin, Paul Ruth, KC Wang, Tom Lehman, Jim Griffioen

Tags: FABRIC Workshop

Event Details


KNIT 7, the third in-person FABRIC Community Workshop, will take place from September 27-29, 2023 in Columbus, OH. KNIT 7 will be hosted by The Quilt and co-located with the NSF CC* PI Workshop. It will be the last workshop before FABRIC enters full operations.

We'll kick off the workshop on September 27 with small-group, hands-on FABRIC tutorial sessions and advanced training topics. From September 28-29, experimenters across multiple science domains will highlight their use of FABRIC to push forward compelling experiments. The FABRIC team will set the stage for the future of FABRIC and solicit feedback from fellow participants during talks, open mic sessions, and the demo night. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to hear unique plenary discussions, including a panel featuring NSF officers. Attendees will get the chance to explore what FABRIC has to offer, connect with the FABRIC community, and provide feedback to the FABRIC team.

The last day to register for in-person attendance is September 11.


Streaming Pass

We understand that not everyone can join us due to company travel restrictions, health concerns, or other reasons. For these members of our community, we are delighted to offer a KNIT 7 STREAMING PASS. The Streaming Pass offers attendees limited access to the virtual aspects of the KNIT 7 Workshop.

The Streaming Pass will be available for purchase for events taking place September 28 - 29; the Streaming Pass is not available for the September 27 hands-on FABRIC tutorial sessions and advanced training topics or the FABRIC evening demo on September 28. To participate in the Q&A portions of the event, Streaming Pass attendees will need to submit questions via Slack.

Travel Grants 

We are delighted to offer a limited number of travel grants for the upcoming KNIT 7 Workshop, which takes place in Columbus, OH, September 26-29, 2023. The application deadline is August 11, 2023.

These grants will cover the following expenses: Airfare*, booking, hotel, registration, meal reimbursement (for meals not provided free at hotel or venue or as part of the registration) and ground transportation.

To indicate your interest in a travel grant, please complete the application form.

Grant recipients who are non-UNC travelers will need to be set up in the UNC vendor system (UNC employees are not eligible for support). Those interested in applying can review the guidelines for the system and the required documentation. To be reimbursed, we will need the following:

  • Travel form with receipts
  • W-9 form
  • ACH form for direct deposit
  • Outside Party Individual Certification Form (completed by FABRIC staff)

By submitting an application for a travel grant, awarded applicants agree to provide the above information no later than Friday, October 6, 2023. Failing to do so will make you ineligible.

Awarded applicants will be notified no later than August 25, 2023. Preference will be given to individuals in order of application submission.

*Airline must be a US Flag carrier and generally economy class

Hotel Information

Please note there is no room block available for FABRIC and no shuttle service provided by the FABRIC team. We've put together a list of hotels close to the venue below.

Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH

  • KNIT 7 Workshop Venue
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Parking

    • Self Parking: $22/day
    • Valet Parking: $40/day

Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel website.

Hilton Columbus Hotel 402 North High Street, Columbus, OH

  • Four-minute walk to Hyatt Regency Columbus (KNIT 7 Workshop Venue)
  • Complimentary in-room and lobby WiFi
  • Parking

    • Self Parking: $33.00/day
    • Valet Parking: $43.00/day

Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel website.

Sonesta Columbus Downtown
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH

  • Two-minute walk to Hyatt Regency Columbus (KNIT 7 Workshop Venue)
  • Complimentary in-room WiFi
  • Parking

    • Self Parking: $20.00/day
    • Valet Parking: $35.00/day

Reservations can be made by visiting the hotel website.


Please feel free to reach out to Chelsea Noyes with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at KNIT 7!

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