WEBCAST TODAY: Internet Independence Day w/ @Innovators2020 #internetindependence

Internet Independence DayToday Thursday April 30 2015 Tech Innovators – a civic initiative of Internet pioneers convened by VCXC founder Daniel Berninger – will celebrate the inaugural “Internet Independence Day” to mark the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the Internet, following the decommissioning of the National Science Foundation’s NSFNET. The group has written to Congress requesting that April 30 be officially recognized as Internet Independence Day. Today’s inaugural event will include remarks by Bob Metcalfe, professor, University Texas; Bryan Martin, Chairman, 8×8; Charlie Giancarlo, senior advisor, Silver Lake; Dave Farber, professor emeritus CMU, board member, ISOC; George Gilder, author; Jeff Pulver, founder, Zula; John Gilmore, activist, co-founder EFF; John Perry Barlow, lyricist, co-founder EFF; Les Vadasz, former EVP, Intel; Mark Cuban, founder, AXS TV; Michael Robertson, founder, MP3.com; Ray Ozzie, founder, Talko; and Tim Draper, founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson. It will webcast live on the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel.

What: Internet Independence Day
Where: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC
When: Thursday April 30 2015 6pm-9pm EDT | 22:00-01:00 UTC
Webcast: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/InternetIndependenceDay
Twitter: #InternetIndependence