WiscNet is a membership organization that provides research and education networking services to public and private higher education, K12 school districts, libraries, municipalities, and hospitals throughout Wisconsin. We connect people and strategies to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of educational, research, and community service missions.
Upcoming WiscNet Community Events
With approximately 30 established CANs state-wide and more communities interested in the CAN concept, WiscNet's CAN Advisory to the Membership addresses some of the many questions, challenges, and opportunities CANs deliberate. Focused on three CAN concepts—Membership, Governance, and Sustainability—the advisory continues to address the what, when, why, and how around these CAN concepts for both new and established CANs and brings their expertise back to the WiscNet membership. Contact Jill Hietpas (608-210-3956) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating in this advisory group.
Mark your calendar and give a “shout out” to your local leaders—city and county officials, school district administrators, board members, legislators, hospital administrators, etc.—to do the same. WiscNet is hosting its second Smart(er) Communities Event to learn how community anchor institutions (schools, libraries, cities, counties, libraries, healthcare, and non-profit agencies) can use the framework of a Community Area Network (CAN) to build a consortium that focuses on the social, economic, and technological values of their constituents. Smart(er) communities, rural and urban, collaborate and use collective resources to create a place for people of all ages to live, work, and thrive in 21st-century environments that require robust data and broadband connections. Topics such as “Smart” communities, collaborative leadership, growing rural/urban economies, making the most of limited budgets, and accelerating the implementation of new digital solutions will be a focus of this forum. Listen, learn and share during this one-day event to connect agency and state-wide leaders and make a difference for your community today and in the future.
WiscNet User Groups for Advanced Networking is a spin-off concept from topics over the last two years in the WiscNet Advisories to the Membership. Come connect with other WiscNet members to share ideas, stories, strategies, questions, and concerns.