12 Streams 2020 #3 – Celebrating NSFnet, both coming and going!

livestreamToday, Monday December 28 2020, at 7:00pm EST (00:00 UTC) in the third installment of the Internet Society Livestreaming‘s ‘12 Days of Streams‘ 2020 highlights, we feature two celebrations of the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET). From 1985-1995 the NSFnet was a pivotal United States program that laid the foundation of the global Internet. was a pivotal United States program that laid the foundation of the global Internet.

First we have excerpts 35th Anniversary Celebratory Event on December 8 which marked its founding. Earlier in the year, on April 30 ‘Internet Independence Day‘, a panel marked its demise, which was the moment that the Internet fully transitioned from a government to a private enterprise.


NSFNET 35th Anniversary Celebratory Event

Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Al Gore, former Vice President, USA
Dennis Jennings, former First Program Director for Networking, NSF
Howard Pfeffer, President and CEO, Internet2
Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO, Internet Society
Margaret Martonosi, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), NSF
MODERATOR: Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement, Internet2

Internet Independence Day

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
MODERATOR: Daniel Berninger, VCXC

VIEW ON LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/12streams2020-3

@Internet2 @internetsociety @vgcerf @algore Dennis Jennings @NSF Howard Pfeffer @SullivanISOC @margmartonosi #internetindependence #iid25 @edyson @james_a_lewis @rehundt @GaryShapiro @tevslin Andrew Odlyzko