Black Lives Matter

Every life has equal value.

The events of this summer, 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

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The Marconi Society Launches Open Call for Submissions to Digital Inclusion Program to Highlight Critical Barriers Caused by Lack of Internet Connectivity

Up to Ten Winners Will Receive Mobile Hotspot & Unlimited Internet for One Year Cleveland, OH, September 11, 2020—The Marconi Society today announced an open call for video submissions to Voices of Digital Inclusion, a new program…

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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As the U.S. Election Nears, A Proposal for Ethical Technology

By Vint Cerf The Marconi Fellows helped to create many of the innovations that enable unprecedented sharing of information, networks to build and mobilize a community, and economic and educational opportunities are tightly entwined with our…
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Digital Literacy is Essential for Democracy

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk If you live in the U.S., like I do, odds are you are either planning your trip to the ballot box, have already participated in early voting or are eagerly awaiting your absentee ballot in the mail. Like many…
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Education in the Age of COVID: Connectivity is Just the Beginning

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk It’s Monday. My alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and I’m dragging myself to the shower by 6. By 6:30 a.m. my husband and I are luring our first grader out of bed with the smell of eggs and toast. A short reprieve…
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Get to Know 2020 Young Scholar Yasaman Ghasempour

This year, the Marconi Society named three Paul Baran Young Scholars, an award that recognizes emerging researchers from around the world whose work shapes the future of advanced communications technology. The 2020 Young Scholars, Yasaman Ghasempour,…

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