The 2015 Marconi Awards Dinner and Symposium will take place at the Royal Society in London on October 20th, with other events spanning Oct. 19ththrough the 21st. Check back at this site for a registration link and additional information on April 1st.

Special activities will include a trip to newly refurbished Bletchley Park and a tour of the famed Optoelectronics Research Centre at University of Southampton, site of numerous breakthrough advances in optical fiber for communications and other applications.  Start making your travel arrangements now! 

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Vision 2020: Vint Cerf Keynote, Kanchana Raman on "Women in Technology" and Marconi Young Scholar Aakanksha Chowdhery 

March 31st at Georgia Tech.; Young Scholars Symposium

Palo Alto, CA, March 10, 2014Kanchana Raman, the founder/CEO of AVION Systems, has agreed to join our final session at The Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars Symposium.Kanchana Raman 

The topic is Women in Technology: Real World Challenges and Issues.  Marconi Young Scholar Aakanksha Chowdhery and Marconi Fellow Vint Cerf will also be on the panel.

Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, will deliver the keynote address, Dynamics, Evolution and Explosion of the Internet (to Billions of Devices). Cerf looks ahead to what he foresees as the key future technological disruptions and its resulting challenges. How will we connect billions of devices in the physical world, from automobiles to security and home energy management, especially in developing nations?

This will be an interactive event highlighting world class innovation that Georgia Tech is known for.

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Honoring 2014 Marconi Prize Winner Arogyaswami Paulraj

2014 Awards Dinner Marconi Fellows(l to r): Vint Cerf, Robert Lucky, Robert Tkach, Andrew Chraplyvy, Gottfried Ungerboeck, John Cioffi, A. Paulraj, Henry Samueli, Robert Kahn, David Payne, Marty Cooper. Photo by Helen John

Past Events

Vint Cerf August 25th Webinar
Internet 2025
Can we keep it open and evolving?r

Mountain View, CA, August 11, 2014-- Marconi Fellow Vint Cerf remains deeply involved in the Internet forty years after he and Bob Kahn invented what has become TCP/IP. He’s active in Internet governance debates, economic development through information technology, the complicated problem of preservation of knowledge across millennia and interplanetary Internet protocols. His NY Times call to action “Keep the Internet Open” played a notable role in the ITU/WCIT debate..

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Bob Lucky & Chris DiBona Creating Centers of Excellence.

The fourth Marconi Expertise Webinar

Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2014--Creating Centers of Innovation

How can we create great centers for productive research? Experts share their experiences.

Marconi Fellow Bob Lucky led major research efforts at Bell Labs, many in communications and two that led to Nobel Prizes. His discovery of the adaptive equalizer in 1964 quadrupled the speed of modems. Chris DiBona is an internationally known advocate of open source software and Director of Open Source at Google. The Open Source community has developed the most important tools for the Internet and today’s major data centers.

AJ Paulraj, Andrea Goldsmith & Henry Samueli comment on MIMO, 5G and a remarkable wireless future

March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

MIMO inventor A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

No one is better able to describe the future of mobile than Stanford Professor AJ Paulraj. He invented MIMO in 1993 (, a technology included in the iPhone5 and most current routers and mobile phones. He’s been working on gigabit wireless for more than a decade and is a leader in research for 5G wireless. Details

Solving Spectrum Shortages

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (Free)

Marty Cooper

The event features cell phone inventor Marty Cooper, the 2013 Marconi Prize winner. "Technology will continue multiplying the available throughput of spectrum.

We've never had a scarcity of spectrum." Cooper says. Cooper made the first cell phone call in 1973, and has tirelessly continued to address major wireless technology issues ever since.

He is joined by Professor Theodore Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chaired Professor at New York University-Poly, author of the textbook, Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice. Also joining is policy expert Michael Calabresa, director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America's Open Technology Institute, and Felix Gutierrez, a 2009 Marconi Young Scholar who has been working within the area of 60 GHz/Millimeter wave RF integrated circuits and has led a research effort in system-on-a-chip RFIC design and on-chip antenna characterization.