Black Lives Matter

Every life has equal value.

The events of the past week, fueled by a 400-year legacy of racism in the US, bring our immediate national crisis into sharp focus.  We see the systemic injustice that has tragically ended the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other black and brown people that our society has failed.

As innovators and pioneers who created our connected world in order to freely share ideas and to provide opportunity and resources to everyone on the planet, we refuse to be complacent and complicit.

We know that inclusion is multi-dimensional and that many in our society are not assured of equal treatment under the law nor of access to the technology they need to find paths from poverty and to take care of themselves and their families.

This is our time to listen and to act.  We are committed to building awareness and supporting technology policies that are inclusive and will contribute to a more just society.  We welcome your thoughts on how we as individuals, and as part of the Marconi Society, can help achieve the true equality that everyone deserves.

Vint Cerf
Chair, Marconi Society

Samantha Schartman-Cycyk
President, Marconi Society

In the News

The Marconi Prize celebrates the innovators who create information and communications technology supporting digital inclusion.

Paul Baran Young Scholars are outstanding young scientists with exceptional capabilities and potential to build tomorrow’s digitally inclusive world.

The Celestini Program leverages the power of the Marconi Society to empower students from around the world to build tomorrow’s technologies to connect the next billion.

Marconi Society News


Marconi Society Names Three 2020 Paul Baran Young Scholars

Innovative researchers create breakthroughs to scale next-generation wireless and quantum networks Cleveland, OH, August 4, 2020 – The Marconi Society today recognized three outstanding young researchers who are harnessing the power of…

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The United Nations, The Internet and Digital Cooperation

By Vint Cerf On June 26th, the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the signing of its charter. I was honored to be asked for my thoughts on this milestone. The UN was forged from the fires and devastation of World…

Colombian Students Recognized for Addressing Public Health Concerns Regarding Air Quality

The Marconi Society is dedicated to supporting and connecting with the future generation of technical innovators who have a passion for making a positive impact. The Celestini Program, created by our Young Scholars, partners with universities,…

Rethinking How We Fund Connectivity

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk The past few weeks have forced many people and organizations, including the Marconi Society, to think deeply about the systems within our society that perpetuate racism and continued barriers to opportunity. While…

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