Future-Net 10th Year Celebration to Focus on MPLS, IP VPN and 3G/4G Wireless

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As part of the 10th year anniversary, Future-Net announced that it will be providing a limited number of complimentary full conference registrations to select IT professionals across the industry to their May event in Boston. And as an added bonus, a group of attendees will be going as a group to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays.

Between the layoffs IT professionals have faced and the toll the recession has played on the workload of people who still have jobs, we felt this would be a great time to offer these complimentary registrations to the industry.

Future-Net announced as part of their 10th year anniversary, they'll be providing a number of complimentary conference registrations to IT professionals across the nation. The complimentary registrations will be selected by the organizers based on email submissions received. Several of the scholarships will be available for unemployed IT professionals.

"We appreciate the support the industry has provided this event over the last nine years, ad we felt that this was a perfect time to give something back," said Richard Vendola, General Manager of Future-Net 2010. "Between the layoffs IT professionals have faced and the toll the recession has played on the workload of people who still have jobs, we felt this would be a great time to offer these complimentary registrations to the industry." Anyone interested in receiving a complimentary registration just needs to send an email to the event organizers with a reason why they should be considered for the registration (hotel and travel not included).

The event is May 10-13 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA. Complimentary registration requests should be sent to rvendola(at)futurenetexpo(dot)com by April 30th.
Future-Net offers high quality educational conference service providers, IT managers, and consultants. Over its ten year history, Future-Net has become the preferred learning venue in enterprise and consumer communications services, including MPLS and Ethernet, voice and SIP trunking, 3G/4G wireless, and network and application performance management. http://www.futurenetexpo.com

This year's keynote reflects that tradition and includes Johna Till Johnson is President and Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research who will address Internet 2.0: Creating The Next Generation Internet. The presentation examines how carrier consolidation, net neutrality and the rise of mobile services are fundamentally altering the business model for Internet service providers.    Ms. Johnson will be followed by presentations covering Internet Infrastructure, IPv6, and MPLS.

Tom Siracusa, Executive Director, VPN Strategy, AT&T Labs will be the Wednesday, May 12, 2010 keynote discussing MPLS and Ethernet Futures and Opportunities
Broadening its focus this year, FutureNet explores issues such as network neutrality, service-provider/enterprise demarcation, international challenges, and new triple and quadruple play offerings. The conference will continue its focus on both technical and business issues in all of these areas with a target audience of enterprises, service providers, and vendors in the communications services arena.

Conference sessions cover the following categories:
    Transport Architecture & Service Evolution: Enterprises
    Transport Architecture & Service Evolution: Service Providers
    Operations and Management: Enterprises
    Operations and Management: Service Providers
    Real-Time Voice/Video Services
    Security Approaches
    Service Provider Resiliency Strategies
    VPLS, T-MPLS, BB-TE/801.1Qay, and Ethernet
    Wireless Services

About Future-Net
Future-Net is the evolution of MPLScon from a standalone conference on MPLS and VPN technology to an enhanced and expanded conference and expo focusing on next generation networks and technologies. Future-Net is simply the premier industry event focusing on the next generation of networks. Future-Net consists of tutorials, standards discussions, case studies and vendor presentations to provide a single place where those involved in developing, deploying, managing and marketing business data and voice services can converge. For more information, visit http://ww.futurenetexpo.com.

About Conference Director
Irwin Lazar is Principal Analyst & Program Director, Collaboration & Convergence
Nemertes Research, where he develops and manages research projects, conducts strategic seminars, and advises key clients. His background is in network operations, engineering, voice-data convergence, and IP telephony. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mr. Lazar is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the enterprise.

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