• 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars

    Accepting nominations through June 30, 2017

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    Marconi Society Young Scholars
  • Marconi Society Chair

    Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf to Chair Marconi Society

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  • 2016 Marconi Prize Winner

    Bradford Parkinson, honored for his technical leadership in the design and development of the Global Positioning System, will receive the award at a ceremony in Mountain View, California, on November 2, 2016.

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    Bradford Parkinson Marconi Prize 2016

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Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Recognizing outstanding young scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and potential.

Marconi Prize

Honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of communications.

Marconi Society Events

Visit Us at the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 45th Annual Induction Ceremony The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation is an annual black-tie event hosted in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and many other sponsoring organizations. Here we honor and…

The 4th Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit

Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, April 19 – 21, 2017. Join global industry leaders and some of the most influential researchers in wireless via live streaming at the April 19-21 to explore the next generation of wireless, 5G. The fourth…

Marconi Society News

Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' With Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the internet looks back at the last 50 years and ahead to what faces IT When internet pioneer Vinton Cerf was 10, he was working on advanced math, and by the time he was 17, he was tinkering at programming at UCLA and beginning…

Marconi's First Message

Canadian author, Lisa Moore, is inspired by Guglielmo Marconi's innovations to connect us all. Marconi BY LISA MOORE Published May 18, 2017 – The Globe and Mail He was not at the table. Then he was at the table without ever crossing the…

Marconi Fellow, Martin G. Hellman, Offers Advice to NYU Graduates - #NYU2017

Seventeen prominent NYU alumni offer words of wisdom to this year's graduating class. You're graduating. Congratulations! And then what?! It's totally normal to feel mixed emotions on Commencement Day, a milestone that marks both the culmination…

Marconi Society Blog

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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana…
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How the Wireless Revolution Will Make a Better World

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Marty Cooper 44 years ago this month, cell phone pioneer and 2013 Marconi Fellow, Marty Cooper, made the world’s first call from a mobile phone and fundamentally changed the way we communicate by recognizing…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…

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