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Internet Founders Including Vint Cerf Gather in New York for Consultation on Network’s Future

Internet Society - ISOC - logoSir Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Lawrence E. Strickling Headline an All-Day Symposium on 14 June

[news release] An extraordinary roster of the men and women who have both founded the Internet and are shaping its future will join in a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions at the first INET New York to be held June 14 at the Wharton Ballroom in Manhattan.

The all-day symposium, organized by the Internet Society, will cover issues central to shaping the Internet’s ongoing evolution — from leading-edge technology, to online pri-vacy, to the future of the user-centric Internet. Participants include representatives from Google, Verizon, Union Square Ventures, Skype, UPS, Columbia University, the Mayor’s Office of New York City, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and many others.

While the event itself is sold out, online remote participation by the public is encouraged, and free, at:

“While technologists developing open standards, and activists and policy makers advo-cating for an open Internet have been crucial the Internet’s development, it is users that ultimately drive the Internet’s continued evolution and its future,” said David Solomonoff, President of the Internet Society New York Chapter. “The INET NY’s theme reflects this defining aspect of the Internet by asking, ‘What kind of Internet do you want?’”

Vint Cerf, one of the founders of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Web, and Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will deliver the INET New York’s three keynote ad-dresses. Mr. Berners-Lee will speak at 10 a.m., Dr. Cerf at 1:00 p.m., and Mr. Strickling at 3 p.m. Opening remarks will begin at 9:00 a.m. by Sally Wentworth from the Internet Society; David Solomonoff, president of the Internet Society’s New York chapter, and Rachel Sterne, chief digital officer for the City of New York.

“We’re extremely proud to sponsor a gathering of the greatest engineers, businesspeo-ple, and policymakers, who have created and are guiding the development of the Inter-net,” said Sally Wentworth, North American Regional Bureau Director of the Internet Society. “With the many issues facing the Internet and its users, there is no better time for a discussion and review of this caliber.”

INET NY, with the title “What Kind of Internet Do You Want?” will be held at the Sentry Center on the 17th floor at the Wharton Ballroom, located at 730 Third Avenue in mid-town Manhattan, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:30.

INET NY is sponsored by Google, UPS, New York Internet Company, and presented in partnership with the New York Technology Council. More information is available at:

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