FIU is hosting GENI Regional workshop (GRW) & GENI Engineering Conference (GEC25)

Hosted by: Florida International University


GENI Regional Workshop (GRW): Monday, March 13, 2017
GENI Engineering Conference (GEC): Tuesday, March 14 to Wednesday (1:00 pm), March 15, 2017


Breakfast & Lunch will be provided at The Kovens Conference Center.

GRW Agenda: Click here
GEC Agenda: Click here


The GEC demo/poster session will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 14.  Please submit your poster/demo request using this Online Form by Tuesday, February 7, 2017.


A limited number of travel grants are available for persons wishing to attend the GEC 25. The purpose of the grants is to increase the educational, ethnic and geographic diversity of conference attendees and to create opportunities for informal social networking between participants from a wide range of universities and companies. Any applicant affiliated with a U.S institution, including students at U.S schools, is eligible.

Online Application: Please fill up the Online Form

Application deadline: Sunday, February 5th but applications will continue to be accepted after that date while funds are available.

Notifications: Those applying by the deadline will be notified by February 10th.


Kovens Conference Center
3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181

Kovens Conference CenterDirectionsFloor Plan of the Kovens Conference Center


*If you planning to arrive at the Kovens Conference Center with your own vehicle use this URL to register your car tag for the parking.


Marenas Beach Resort 
18683 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Phone: (305) 503-6000
Direction to Marenas Hotel here.
* parking at Marenas Hotel cost about $15 per night

Please use this link to book your room at the Marenas Beach Resort:

or Direct Contact: Sandra Hanono at (305) 503-6000 or, Code: GENI/GEC25

For March 12-14, 2017 we negotiated a room rate of $196+13%Tax**. Rates are subject to availability for 3 days before and after March 12-14, 2017. Please book your room by February 19, 2017.
* Please note that the shuttle to the Kovens Conference Center will be from the Marenas Hotel. One of the conference shuttles will pass by Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel as well.
**Resort fees will be waived upon check in.
***Cancellation and modification can be made 7 days prior.

Courtyard Marriot Aventura Hotel
2825 NE 191st Street, Aventura, FL  33180
Phone: (305) 937-0805
Directions to Courtyard Marriott Aventura here.
*Complimentary self-parking included

Please use this link to book your room at the Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel by February 24, 2017:
Book your room for GENI Conference

* Please note that the shuttle to the Kovens Conference Center will be from the Marenas Hotel. One of the conference shuttles will pass by Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel as well.

** For reservation after the deadline please contact Carola Portillo at or Stephanie Philips at Tel: 305-937-0805, 305-918-7444


Transportation from Fort Lauderdale Airport or Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel can be made online using Super Shuttle for approximately $30-$40.

Taxi fares from Miami International Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate $52.
Taxi fares from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate $50

Uber rate from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Marenas Hotel is approximate  $19-$36



Shuttle from the Marenas Hotel and the Courtyard Marriott Aventura Hotel to the Kovens Conference Center will be provided.



The demo/networking event will be held at the Kovens Conference Center. A reception will accompany the demo night event from 5:30 -7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The Receptions is generously sponsored by:

MATRIX Integration

MATRIX Integration is a trusted technology advisor and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. They have deployed new technologies that respond to evolving demands for network support, cloud computing, database management, mobility and security initiatives.



Registration after February 19, 2017, will be $300.
Registration fees are fully refundable until 7 days prior to the conference.


GENI Regional Workshop (GRW)

A GENI Regional Workshop will precede GEC25 on Monday, March 13th. If you are interested in hands-on tutorials, you must register separately for the regional workshop. More information about it and registration can be found in the GRW webpage.


For more information about things to do in and around North Miami Beach click here.



The GENI Engineering Conference 25 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. If you believe you are being harassed, believe that you have noticed someone else being harassed or have other concerns, please contact any representative of the GENI Project Office immediately.

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