WEBCAST THURS: #InternetIndependenceDay marking 25th anniversary of NSFNET decommissioning w/ @edyson @james_a_lewis @rehundt @GaryShapiro @tevslin Andrew Odlyzko

livestreamOn April 30 2020, at 5pm EDT (21:00 UTC) Internet elders will gather to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1995 decommissioning of the NSFNET backbone, following the passage of Al Gore‘s High Performance Computing Act of 1991. This was the moment that the Internet fully transitioned from a government to a private enterprise.

A select group of the elders including Reed Hundt (former FCC Chairman); Esther Dyson (first CEO of ICANN); James Lewis (SVP CSIS); Tom Evslin (founder ITXC); Andrew Odlyzko (former Bell Labs and Prof U MN), Gary Shapiro, President, Consumer Technology Association,  will discuss how the Internet has developed since the last such celebration, 5 years ago. The event will be hosted by Daniel Berninger of VCXC, and webcast via a partnership with the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter (ISOC-DC).

LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/iid25

TWITTER: #internetindependenceday | #iid25