Save the Date for 2021 Virtual GPN Annual Meeting June 2-4
GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Please join us for the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, this year conducted completely online due to the restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our focus is on expanding the use of advanced networking and high-performance computing to spur innovation and research opportunities within the member states of the Great Plains Network.  A full schedule of speakers, panels, breakout sessions, lightning talks, and workshops is planned, all held online and free for anyone to participate from the convenience of your office or home.


Male Executive


Dr. John Q. Smith
President, Acme Networks

Title of Keynote Address
Information about John Smith plus a brief abstract of his keynote address.
Schedule:  Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 9:00 AM CDT


Dr. Jane M. Brown
Chief Scientist, National Institute of Fences

Title of Keynote Address
Information about Jane Brown plus a brief abstract of her keynote address.
Schedule:  Thursday, June 3, 2021, 10:00 AM CDT

Female Executive


You will find a full schedule of keynotes, presentations, panels, and lightning talks as a part of the main conference proceedings.  In addition, we have two excellent workshops scheduled that take place concurrently with the main conference.  Our sponsors also are a part of the conference.  “Sponsor Office Hours” are scheduled for Thursday and Friday mornings of the conference during which attendees can meet and talk with each of our sponsors.  And, don’t miss some of the fun we have planned by volunteering to give a brief (5-minute limit) presentation on any topic of interest during Attendee Lightning Talks that take place just before the meeting wraps up on Friday.

Schedule at a Glance


Are you interested in giving a talk during a breakout session at the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting?  The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to highlight your experiences with a particular technology or topic relevant to the research and education focused audience of the GPN community.  Breakout sessions are 45 minutes in length, and all sessions are conducted online using Zoom.  If you are interested or want more information, please contact


Participation in the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is free and open to anyone.  However, you must register in advance.  Registration for the main conference and the workshops are separate.  Attendees may register for both the main conference and any or all of the workshops with the understanding that the conference and workshops run concurrently and their schedules may overlap.


GPN is offering a limited number of sponsor opportunities for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. As a meeting sponsor you will have opportunities to connect with meeting attendees virtually and to showcase your company, products, and services to high-level decision makers within the GPN community. You gain visibility for your company and demonstrate support of critical, advanced networking and high-performance computing research and development. These opportunities are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until the deadline of May 1, 2021. Additional information and the form for applying are in the Sponsorship Package available for download below. If you need further information, please contact


All attendees participating in the GPN 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting must abide by the Attendee Guidelines while participating in any portion of the meeting.