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NSFNET 35th Anniversary Celebratory Virtual Event

About this event

Internet2 and the Internet Society are excited to bring you a celebratory virtual event to commemorate the 35th anniversary of NSFNET.

In the United States, the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) program, established in 1985, was a pivotal program that laid the foundation of the global internet. NSFNET was the first nationwide physical network in the US for the support of research and higher education. It connected supercomputing centers, regional research and education networks, federal agency networks, and international research and education networks from 1985-1995.

Join us on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 1 pm to 2:45 pm EST for a special program featuring luminaries and colleagues from research and education as they reflect on NSFNET’s important networking contributions and share their outlook for the future. View biographies of the event’s speakers, which include former Vice President Al Gore and Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google.

Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Connection details will be sent to all registered participants on or before December 4, 2020.

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