This unique gathering of the World Frontiers Forum in partnership with Xconomy celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Internet message. A half-day public event for approximately 250 will feature keynote talks, chats, and interactive panels that examine the challenges and opportunities facing the Internet’s next 50 years.
A special gala dinner celebrating the internet pioneers will take place the same evening for approximately 150 guests highlighting the Net’s Boston-area roots.
Our Steering Committee encompasses several of the Internet Pioneers, joined by other leaders from business and academe.
Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Professor of Innovation, University of Texas
Fellow, Dell EMC
Co-founder & Managing Director, Lighthouse Capital Partners
The World Frontiers Forum unites global leaders and pioneering creators with the aim of realizing audacious dreams that touch the lives of millions and improve the human condition. At the heart of the WFF is the Convergence Project, which addresses United Nations sustainable development goals and other key challenges and is led by young pioneers (artists, scientists, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, and more) from around the world, in collaboration with WFF members. World Frontiers Forum gatherings help identify or advance a Convergence Project. Net@50 will help to frame a project involving Digital Identity, Privacy, and Security hoped to launch in 2020.
The WFF was founded by Harvard professor, author, and inventor David Edwards; MIT Institute Professor and serial entrepreneur Robert Langer; and Dennis Ausiello, longtime chief of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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