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40th anniversary of the Internet on October 29th at UCLA

I got this event from my friend Gabriel Goldberg, Computers and Publishing, Inc.     LinkedIn:
On October 29, 2009, UCLA Engineering will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet with a Symposium that focuses not on the history or even on the technology, but rather on the impact the Internet has had on society, business, communities, lifestyles, culture, etc., and on the likely directions it will take in the future.
Forty years ago, a team led by UCLA's Professor Leonard Kleinrock, sent the first message on the ARPANET, which later became the Internet. The Internet has revolutionized communication, education, business and entertainment leading to dramatic changes in our social, political and economic lives.
What's next? The event's featured Internet leaders, activists and analysts will offer valuable insights on the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead.  Please check the website
for detailed information.

During this event, an IEEE Milestone Award will be unveiled by IEEE President John R. Vig.
The keynote address will be given by Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman of One Laptop Per Child.

Other Featured Speakers include:
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder &  Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
 John Taylor, Co-Founder & Bassist, Duran Duran
John Perry Barlow,
Co-Founder &; Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shiva Shivakumar,
Vice President, Google, Inc.
Michael Morhaime &; Frank Pearce, Co-Founders, Blizzard Entertainment
Mark Bregman
, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
Thomas Gewecke, President of Digital Distribution, Warner Brothers
Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA Gary Bridge,SVP, Cisco


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