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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: NSFNET Celebration to be Webcast for Worldwide Viewing
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 10:53:54 -0500

NSFNET Celebration to be Webcast for Worldwide Viewing

Arlington, VA. - November 29, 2007 - A significant building block in
Internet history is being celebrated with a symposium and celebratory event
this week from November 29-30 in Arlington, Virginia. Scientists, scholars,
technologists, business leaders and educators are gathering to celebrate the
NSFNET, a program of networking projects funded by the National Science
Foundation beginning in 1985.

The theme of the November event, "The Partnership That Changed the World,"
points to the NSFNET's signature integration of public and private
resources: a collaboration of academic, commercial and governmental
institutions working toward a single goal. The sum of those efforts, greater
than any organization could have achieved on its own, led to technical,
operational and academic advancements that have had immense influence on
modern life.

Online registration is still available and walk-in registrations will be
accepted for the symposium. For those unable to attend in person, a full
Webcast of the Event will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST on
Thursday, November 29. Several types of video streams will be available.

Information is available at:

On the days of the Webcast, that page will have links to the active video
streams. Full information about the event, including the complete program
agenda, are available at:

At the event, participants will discuss the NSFNET's history, celebrate its
contributions, and consider the major impact the Internet has had on
science, education, research and commerce. The program includes speakers and
panelists who directed the NSFNET program, did research and scholarship
across the network, and built services and businesses in the resulting
network economy.

The event is planned by a group of NSFNET program leaders, with
organizational support from Merit Network and Internet2. Sponsors include
Advanced Network & Services, Inc., Cisco Systems, IBM, Juniper Networks and
the National Science Foundation.

For more information, visit:

Andy Rosenzweig


  • NSFNET Celebration to be Webcast for Worldwide Viewing, Lauren Rotman, 11/29/2007

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