Network Performing Arts Production Workshop 2020 Canceled

In light of the current circumstances related to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, our host for the 2020 Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW), has issued a cancellation of all events of 50 or more.  Given the uncertain timeframe for containment, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the upcoming NPAPW workshop, 21-23 April 2020, with full support from Internet2, GÉANT, NYSERNet, and the 2020 NPAPW Program Committee.

It is our hope that, by making this decision, we are part of the solution in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, rather than asking attendees to risk travel and exposure.   Given the unique expertise of the advanced networked performing arts community, the program committee is exploring options for sharing content, updates, and exciting case studies in a virtual environment to keep the community engaged.   We are also exploring the location and cadence of future meetings and will communicate those decisions soon.

Internet2 will issue refunds of conference registration fees and will contact registered attendees separately with information on the refund process.   If you have booked your hotel using the links to the NPAPW room block, room reservations can be canceled without penalty (up to 24 hours prior to arrival for the Best Western Hotel, and 48 hours for the Courtyard Marriott).   

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Programme Committee

  • Claudio Allocchio, GARR
  • Jesper Andersen, Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, CSUC
  • Ann Doyle, Internet2
  • Tom Gorman, Coventry University
  • John Kieser, New World Symphony
  • Renata Kreil, ACOnet
  • Faridah Noor, APAN
  • Mary Simoni, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute *2020 host*
  • David Spencer, University of Memphis 
  • Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
  • Sven Ubik, CESNET
  • Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University
  • Genevieve Williams, University of Exeter


NPAPW 2020 is a co-production by the following organizations: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, GÉANT, Internet2 and NYSERNet.