20th anniversary event focuses on imagining
the future Internet as ISOC aims for access for all
The Internet Society, home to key organizations in the process of building the Internet and extending its capabilities as billions more people get online and learn, innovate and share, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012. ISOC’s mission is “to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.” Hundreds of policy makers, technologists, government representatives, business executives and civil society leaders discussed the impact of the Internet, past, present and future, at the events of the Global INET conference in Geneva, Switzerland, April 22-24. A multimedia journalism team from the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University assembled accounts of the major action.
* The Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame Induction – exclusive photos, video, more from the private ceremony at which the first class of the ISOC Hall of Fame was honored. Seventeen of the 33 inductees named in 2012 were in attendance.
* PHOTOS: A set of nearly 500 still images recording more than 20 separate INET 2012 events, from panels to keynotes to the Hall of Fame ceremony and the Gala Dinner
* Internet Society Members Share Their Wishes for the Future
In 50 video clips INET attendees who were in Geneva for the Internet Society’s 20th Anniversary talk about their hopes for the future of the Internet…
See the same set of videos on YouTube: Wishes for the Best Future…
Or you can view a 3-minute film that compiles a small selected set
of these ‘Hopes for the Internet’ and humanity that includes a
music track and credits the video producers.
* FULL WRITTEN ACCOUNTS with hundreds of video clips, photos, Twitter highlights, links to written transcripts and vivid details of the events of the 20th Anniversary Global INET conference in Geneva.
A selection of Twitter Reports about ISOC’s 20th anniversary INET:
Internet Society celebrating its 20th anniversary this week #ISOC 20 with the Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva
20 years ago Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn and Lyman Chapin laid out the plans for the Internet Society in this article #ISOC 20
Initial organizers of ISOC included the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, EDUCOM and the IAB. #ISOC 20
ISOC is open to free, public participation on all levels, from the general public to Internet engineers #ISOC 20
ISOC hosts multiple INET meetings annually, each with a unique regional focus and a program relevant to communities involved #ISOC 20
The multimedia reporting team for Imagining the Internet at the Internet Society’s 20th Anniversary Global INET Conference included the following Elon University students, faculty and staff:
Jacquie Adams, Dan Anderson, Janna Anderson, Kacie Anderson, Nicole Chadwick, Jeff Flitter, Addie Haney, Brandon Marshall, Brian Meyer, Caitlin O’Donnell, Rachel Southmayd and Rebecca Smith.
Our thanks to conference participants and hosts for their support of our project’s efforts to explore and provide insights into potential impacts of emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance.