Organizers have also arranged the day's events to permit maximum interaction between Cal-(IT)2 participants, partners and visitors from corporations, local government, and funding agencies. The afternoon session will end with a roundtable discussion among UCSD deans, moderated by Cal-(IT)2 director Larry Smarr, about the future of the research university -- and the role that interdisciplinary institutes such as Cal-(IT)2 will play. Added Rao: "This event will provide an opportunity to share with current and potential UCSD industry sponsors our success in leveraging corporate support to obtain additional funding."
There is no fee to participate in Cal-(IT)2Day@UCSD, and the event is open to the public. Attendees are asked to pre-register online at www.calit2.net/calit2day. For more information about the institute, go to www.calit2.net. Association Sponsors for this event include the San Diego Telecom Council (www.sdtelecom.org), San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (www.sdchamber.org), BIOCOM (www.biocom.org), and San Diego Software Industry Council (www.sdsic.org).