The ITANA Spring 2009 Face2Face has been canceled, because we did not meet our minimum registration mark. I have heard from many members that they are under travel restrictions or complete travel bans and know that this is a financially difficult time for our institutions. I also know that these restrictions have impacted registration for many other national meetings as well.
If you registered for the meeting, you will receive an email with information about refunds.
I’m working with Internet2 and EDUCAUSE to find a way to still bring these discussions to the constituency. There is great interest in the program we developed for this meeting and in finding ways to gather and collaborate on the topics. To this end, a series of joint web-based presentations with conference call sessions are in the works. There are also local meet-ups being planned. Stay tuned.
I hope that the economic situation turns around soon so that large group meetings become viable once again. Until then, I hope you will join with me in finding creative ways to continue our work together.