BCNET's 8th annual conference was a success, attracting approximately 200 attendees and featuring a diverse palette of sessions for all tastes. The conference has a reputation as Western Canada's premier technology event for research & higher education.
The event featured keynote speeches from Dr. Bradley C. Wheeler, CIO from Indiana University and Dr. Steven Hand, Senior Lecturer from Cambridge. Dr. Wheeler's experience is in creating new collaboration models within the field of information technology, and Dr. Hand's experience in virtualization lent itself well to this year's conference title: 'Lighting the Path: Connections for the Future.'
The two main themes focus the 2008 conference were virtualization and next-generation networks. Cybera's staff attended sessions involving innovation and network research, as well as national and regional initiatives.