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NY INET announced for June 14 2011 – Vint Cerf and Tim Berners Lee to speak

New York INET - Jun 14 2010The Internet Society (ISOC) will present an INET Regional Conference on June 14 2011 at the Sentry Center in NYC. The theme is “It’s your call. What kind Of Internet do you want? “. The distinguished line up of speakers will include ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf, World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners Lee, and Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the U.S. Department of Commerce Lawrence Strickling.

What: INET New York
When: Tuesday June 14, 2011: 9am-5.30pm EDT
Where: Sentry Center, 730 Third Avenue, NY NY 10017
Who: ISOC Members $25, Others $50
Register: http://isoc.org/nyinet
Agenda: http://bit.ly/inetnyagenda
Hashtag: #inetny
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145503388852445
Linked In http://events.linkedin.com/INET-New-York/pub/649653
Shorturl: http://bit.ly/inetny

With almost two billion people online, the Internet is a catalyst for boundless creativity and growth. But the decisions we make in the coming months and years will determine whether it remains a global platform for innovation and expression for people everywhere. Join us on June 14 as we set the agenda for the future of an open Internet. We’ll identify and examine the critical decisions that will shape the future of the Internet:

  • Who will help define the Internet’s evolution?
  • What role should government and private industry play?
  • How do we provide greater bandwidth and access?
  • What does online privacy mean in the age of Facebook and Wikileaks?

This is a unique opportunity to network with the thought leaders and policy makers who are designing the global networks of tomorrow and help develop the policies that will drive future Internet innovation. Space is limited so it is advisable to register a.s.a.p.

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Tim Berners-Lee unveils World Wide Web Foundation

World Wide Web Foundation
Tim Berners-Lee has announced the formation of the World Wide Web Foundation, a new group awarded a $5m seed grant to advance the web and increase its openness.

“The mission of the Foundation is to advance a web that is free and open, to expand the web’s capability and robustness and to extend the web’s capabilities to all people on the planet,” Berners-Lee said at the launch of the group in Washington.

The Foundation is backed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which pledged the $5m grant over a five-year period.

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Semantic Web Panel Discussion at LinkedData Conference 2008

Semantic Web Panel Discussion at LinkedData Conference 2008 Dawa Riley has posted up her notes of the panel on the Semantic Web at the LinkedData Conference 2008, held last week in NYC.

Topics covered during the panel included:

  • How can we monetize the semantic web?
  • Is the semantic web relevant and ready for what we’re doing today?
  • The importance of interoperability and standards.
  • Barriers to adoption of semantic technologies and how can we encourage adoption of it
  • Practical insights into the semantic web.
  • What technologies and products are available today?
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