MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Hosts Granite State Distance Learning Network Technology Take-Off Conference Nov. 3

Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations

Oct. 28, 2005

WHAT: Granite State Distance Learning Network “Technology Take-Off” Conference

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005

WHERE: University of New Hampshire, Holloway Commons: Squamscott, Cocheco, and Lamprey Rooms

BACKGROUND: Lyonel B. Tracy, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education, will kick off the event, which features Internet2 presentations and workshops on teaching, videoconferencing, and technical considerations of Internet2 in research and science. The conference will feature a live audio/video connection to a diver on the West Coast, controlling a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) under water in the Pacific Ocean from Holloway Commons, and a virtual trip to the Cincinnati Zoo.

The Granite State Distance Learning Network (GSDLN) is a public/private partnership of more than 30 organizations dedicated to developing and implementing an affordable, high-speed telecommunications capacity that ultimately will make interactive video networking and high-speed Internet access widely available in New Hampshire.

MORE INFORMATION: Visit or contact Kelly Clark, chair, GSDLN, at 603-868-4359, or or Petr Brym, UNH director of Computing and Information Services, at 603-862-1571 or