NIC Fest '93 Announcement, Second Mailing, Updated
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Fri Oct 1 22:46:58 UTC 1993
Please forward this to any NIC personnel or others who support Internet
NIC Fest '93
November 6, 1993
San Diego, California
Apologies to those who may be seeing this twice. Included in
this second mailing is additional information about the
individual sessions at NIC Fest and the name of our closing
speaker: Alan Emtage, Vice President of Research and
Development, Bunyip Information Systems, and co-developer
Other speakers include:
Jane Smith, Assistant Director, Clearinghouse for Networked
Information Discovery and Retrieval (CNIDR)
Joyce Reynolds, Technical Staff, ISI; Area Director, IETF User
Services (Internet Engineering Task Force)
The InterNIC Team:
Susan Calcari, InterNIC Information Services
Subu Subramanian, InterNIC Directory and Database Services
Scott Williamson, InterNIC Registration Services
Send in the registration form below soon to hold your place
since attendance is expected to be high.
NIC Fest '93
The Workshop for Network Information Center Staff
Wondering what are the most current network services and if
you're taking full advantage of them in providing support to
your Internet users? Interested in what current projects are
underway to develop new Internet documentation and tools?
Wondering if there are other groups who would like to
collaborate on projects you'd like to see completed? Want to
know what's just around the corner in the way of networked
information and services?
Then attend NIC Fest '93 and have all of these questions
answered by leading Internet experts. Meet your colleagues
from around the country and discuss common issues while
getting to know the person attached to the email addresses you
know so well.
Join us for a day-long workshop specifically designed for
network information center (NIC) management, staff, and
anyone responsible for supporting Internet users. In addition
to a day full of useful information and interaction, you'll
receive a free copy of the first issue of NICLink, a
CD-ROM based collection of Internet reference materials. (see
below) NIC Fest '93, sponsored by InterNIC Information
Services will be held on Saturday, November 6, 1993 in San
NIC Fest '93 is being held in conjunction with the ACM SIGUCCS
'93 conference by invitation of the SIGUCCS Networking Task
Force. The SIGUCCS conference is being held in San Diego on
November 7-10. For more information on the ACM SIGUCCS
conference, FTP to ftp.csus.edu or send mail to
siguccs at csus.edu.
NIC Fest will offer interactive tutorials and discussions on
topics of immediate relevance to NIC personnel. Our goal is to
leave you informed and up-to-date on NIC tools, projects, and
futures. Instructors include leading NIC staffers from around
the Internet, representing InterNIC Information Services,
Directory and Database Services, Registration Services, the
Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and
Retrieval (CNIDR), the IETF User Services Working Group, and
Bunyip Information Systems.
Sessions, all plenary:
* The InterNIC - what it is and what it can do for you. A major
goal of the InterNIC is to provide services for midlevel and
campus NICs. Therefore the first session of the day will be two-
way exchange between the InterNIC and attendees to discuss
current and future InterNIC projects. Input to the InterNIC
staff will be encouraged during this session and throughout the
Moderators: Susan Calcari, Subu Subramanian, and Scott
* Network Tools - The latest methods for information retrieval,
organization, and display, how they work. Gopher, freeWAIS,
Archie, Whois++: integration issues and pros and cons discussed
from the service provider's perspective. Current status and
near future (6 months) developments on all your favorite tools.
Instructor: Jane Smith of the Clearinghouse for Network
Information Discovery and Retrieval (CNIDR).
* NIC Projects BOF - IETF Working Groups. Designed as a "Birds
of a Feather", a meeting where everyone with ideas about a
given topic gathers to discuss their ideas, interact, learn from
each other, and move new projects forward. This first BOF will
discuss projects underway in the IETF User Services Working
Groups to improve the use and management of networked
information. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force)
Working Groups are a major force in international cooperation
to produce documents very useful to end users and network
information centers, such as the FYI series of RFC's.
BOF Leader: Joyce Reynolds, IETF Area Director, User Services
* NIC Projects BOF - Europe and Asia-Pacific. A continuation of
NIC Projects discussions with an emphasis on European
organizations such as EARN, RIPE, and the RIPE NCC. A new
network information center being established to serve the
Asia-Pacific community will also be discussed.
BOF Leader: Joyce Reynolds
* NIC Fest Forum. Attendee participation and two-way
communications will be encouraged throughout NIC Fest.
However at the end of the day an open forum will be held to
give attendees an opportunity to describe their own projects,
and for continued discussions of the days topics. Beliefs,
convictions, and opinions will be especially welcome during
* Upcoming Developments in Cyberspace. Future (1 year)
developments in the world of networked information. Will
include eye-witness account of the Frankfurt Book Fair, largest
book publisher's meeting in the world. (the vision thing :-)
Alan Emtage, Vice President of Research and Development,
A free copy of a special introductory issue of NICLink will be
distributed to all NIC Fest attendees. NICLink, issued quarterly,
is a CD-ROM subscription service. The NICLink CD will contain
the InfoSource, theInformation Services online information
database that highlights the information resources of the
Internet. Additional information, images, electronic books, and
software from the Internet will be included in future issues.
The CD-ROM will be compatible with Macintosh, PC Windows,
and some UNIX configurations. The software used to present
the data is Interleaf's WorldView Press, which incorporates full
database search functions as well as hypertext linking
capabilities to provide a powerful, easy-to-use interface.
Attendance at the NIC Fest is encouraged for all attendees of
SIGUUCS and all network information center management,
staff, and anyone responsible for supporting Internet users
from campus, government, corporate, and network service
providers locations. Individuals not responsible for supporting
users are welcome to attend; however, basic knowledge of the
Internet and Internet terms will be assumed, and the topics
will be approached from the providers point of view.
If you're attending SIGUCCS, come out early for a Saturday
night stay-over and a weekend in San Diego. NIC Fest will be
held at the Doubletree Inn (619.239.2200) in downtown San
Diego, just two blocks from the Pan Pacific hotel, site of
SIGUCCS. Room price will be just $89.00 if you state that your
with NIC Fest. Even if you're not attending SIGUCCS, don't miss
this chance to hear some of the leaders in information services
for the low price of $89. NIC Fest will begin at 9:30 a.m and end
at 6:00 p.m.
Register soon - a high response to the workshop is expected. A
registration form is included below for your convenience.
Additional information will be sent later. Please complete the
attendee profile whenyou register so that we can best tailor
NIC Fest to your specific needs.
Send this form or additional questions about NIC Fest to
nicfest at is.internic.net, or call us at 1.800.444.4345. The
registration form can also be faxed or mailed:
InterNIC Seminar Coordinator 9-207L
P.O. Box 85608
San Diego, CA. 92186-9784
See you in November. Until then, see you on the net.
Method of payment:
______check: make payable to General Atomics
Name on Credit Card:
Credit Card Number:______________ Expiration
In order to tailor the NIC Fest agenda and presentations as
closely as possible to your needs, we would like input on your
level of expertise and job responsibilities. Please take a
moment to check the boxes which apply to you.
Networking level of expertise:
_____years using the Internet
_____NIC help desk staff
_____NIC help desk supervisor
_____Another position, in addition to which you support
Internet users ;
Type of users you support:
beginners _______intermediate _______advanced
_____research _______education _______commercial
Please add any details you wish, including particular topics you
would like to see covered or issues addressed.
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