Workshop on
"Greater than 10 Gigabits per second Copper Ethernet"

August 10-12, 2009


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August 10-12, 2009

Program Details:

August 10th

        6:30 PM Registration and Reception

        7:15 PM Dinner


August 11th

        8:00 AM Continental Breakfast / Registration


         8:45 AM Introduction and Welcome


         9:00 AM Featured Speaker: Mohsen Kavehrad


        9:45 AM Featured Speaker: Scott Powell


         10:45 AM Coffee


        11:00 AM Featured Speaker: George Zimmerman


        12:00 PM Lunch


        1:00 PM Featured Speaker: Wael Diab


        2:00 PM  Panel Discussions: Need for beyond 10G

                       Jeff Cain, Cisco Systems - (Leader)

                       John D'Ambrosia, Force 10

                      Mike Bennett, Lawrence Berkley National Lab.


         2:30 PM Break


         3:00  PM Continuation of Panel Discussions


         4:00 PM Adjourn


         6:30 PM Dinner


August 12th

   8:30 AM Continental Breakfast


        9:00 AM Featured Speaker: David Hess


        9:45 AM Featured Speaker: Yakov Belopolsky


         10:45 AM Coffee


        11:00 AM Featured Speaker: Valerie Maguire and

                                                     Christian Acuna


        12:00 PM Lunch


         1:00 PM Featured Speaker: Alan Flatman, Consultant,                                             LAN Technologies


        2:00 PM Panel Discussions: Implementation topics

                         Chris Diminico, MC Communications/Leoni  (Leader)

                         John Siemon, CTO and VP - Siemon Company

                         Geoff Thompson, GraCaSI Consulting


         2:30 PM Break


         3:00 PM Continuation of Panel Discussions


          4:00 PM Adjourn


The program will be held at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State's Innovation Park, features recently renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants.

A limited number of guest rooms has been set aside at the Penn Stater for workshop participants, at a rate $105 per night before taxes and fees. Call or fax The Penn Stater to make your room reservation. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the High Speed Copper Ethernet Workshop. Please give the registration clerk the following reservation identification number: HIGH09A. Reservations must be made by July 10, 2009 to insure access to the rooms that have been set aside. The cost of lodging is the responsibility of the individual participant. It is not part of the registration fee.

To reserve your room or for additional information, contact Penn State Hospitality Services at:

Phone: 800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000

Fax: 814-863-5002

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Early Registrations (received on or before July 3, 2009) @$250
Late Registrations (received after July 3, 2009) @$300


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