Backdrop to the Philadelphia Meeting

We have had a great start to 2019 as we strive to accelerate development and worldwide adoption of MEF 3.0. Members are progressing dozens of projects and other key initiatives to drive industry transformation to dynamic services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

This year, MEF is sharply focused on enabling service providers to (1) transform their businesses, services, and networks, (2) federate on a global basis, and (3) certify that their service offerings comply with MEF 3.0 standards.

The Philadelphia meeting presents a timely opportunity for MEF members to join this exciting journey and take advantage of a variety of engagement opportunities.

Why Attend

LEARN - Get the most out of your membership with the orientation & MEF 3.0 Workshops
UPDATE - Keep up with major developments discussed by MEF/industry leaders in the Plenary
CONNECT - Make contacts, share learnings with customers, peers, and suppliers
DISCUSS - Explore hot tech topics in the Birds-of-a-Feather session
COLLABORATE - Lead or join MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept and other team initiatives
PARTICIPATE - Listen, learn, and influence working projects pertinent to your role

Meeting Highlights

  • New Participant Orientation
  • Opening Opening Plenary
  • Board Elections
  • Opening Welcome Reception sponsored by Comcast
  • Birds of a Feather Session
  • MEF 3.0 Workshops
  • MEF 3.0 PoC Program
  • Committee Tracks
    • Applications Committee
    • Certification Committee
    • LSO Committee
    • Marketing & Education Committee
    • Services Committee

Meeting Registration  

   

Note that while attending in person is most effective, we provide Members Meeting Remote Access. Registration is required to participate remotely. 

Hotel Information   

The Logan Hotel
One Logan Square
PhiladelphiaPA 19103
+1 215.963.1500
Hotel website

The Special MEF hotel rate deadline ended 8 July. Rooms are based on availability.

Click here to book your room at The Logan Hotel.

Additional hotel options close to the meeting:
The Windsor Suites
Embassy Suites (directly across the street from The Logan Hotel)
Le Meridien
Sonesta Philadelphia

Travel Information

• The Logan Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
• Taxis to/from the airport cost approximately $30 USD.
• Suburban Train Station is a 5-minute walk from The Logan Hotel.  
• The Airport Line train from the airport to Suburban Train Station takes approximately 20-30 minutes. For the Airport Line train schedule, please click here
• Self parking is $49.00/day; Valet Parking, with in/out privileges is $58/day

Other Philadelphia Meeting Information  

Accessing agendas and meeting materials: Members will need a Wiki account – signup here or contact Tom Dickson

Interested in sponsoring?  Members Meeting Sponsorships contact Lori Vachon.

Non-member companies MEF invites companies considering MEF membership to audit. Contact Alysia Bennett for more information.

General questions? Contact Cathleen Coneghen

Upcoming Quarterly Member Meetings

  • Co-located with MEF19 - Los Angeles, CA, USA, 21-22 November 2019