Marconi Society Events
The Marconi Society holds its own events and is proud to share information about events involving Marconi Society Fellows, Young Scholars and friends that create awareness about important policy issues and scientific breakthroughs in the field of telecommunications and the Internet.
Internet 50 – From FOUNDERS to FUTURISTS
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet. Setting the Course for the Next 50 Years.
October 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Royce Hall | UCLA
On Oct. 29, join Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 50 years to the day when his team sent the first message over the Arpanet, transforming his mathematical theory of packet switching into what would become the modern internet.
Along with the trailblazing Arpanet pioneers, today’s leading technologists and visionaries will discuss the genesis, current state and future aspirations of our connected world.
Hosted by UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Welcome by Chancellor Block
Mayor Garcetti Remarks and Recognition
Why we’re celebrating today and the threads that came together to unleash the Internet.
Founding Fathers of the Arpanet
Listen to the engineers who launched the technology in 1969 that led to the Internet of today.
Giant Organizations of the Internet
The challenge of giant Internet businesses in a sea of disruptive bottom-up innovations.
Dealing with democracy, fake news, free speech, hate speech, diversity, responsible technology and a digital conscience.
Performance by Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky
Internet Security and Privacy
A fireside chat about the dark side of the Internet.
Meet the mavericks and the technologies that have and may disrupt the Internet as we know it today
Has True Innovation Stalled for Decades?
A powerful debate on technology stagnation and its future trajectory.
Combining the power of the crowd with the megaphone of the Internet has created instant impact of enormous scope.
Future Internet Technology
What technologies might we see over the next 50 years? Hear it from the individuals who are poised to make it happen.
2019 Marconi Society Awards Dinner and Gala
May 17, 2019, 6:00 – 9:30 pm – Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA
The 2019 Marconi Awards Dinner on May 17 honors cryptographers Taher Elgamal and Paul Kocher for their contributions to Internet communication security by developing SSL / TLS and other key contributions. Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars also receive their awards.
2019 Marconi Society Young Scholar Symposium
May 17, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm – Stanford University
Nothing But Net: How the Net and the Web Will Continue to Shape Our World
Celebrate 30 years of the World Wide Web with panels of leading young engineers who are creating the future of communications. We will discuss the latest developments in security, mobility and emerging technologies.
New technologies and approaches to creating better, faster, cheaper connectivity.
Marconi Fellow and Marconi Society Vice Chair
- Dr. Di Che (2018 Young Scholar, Nokia Bell Labs)
- Min-Yu Huang (2019 Young Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology)
- Dr. Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem (2018 Young Scholar; Researcher, University of British Columbia)
- Dr. Negar Reiskarimian (2017 Young Scholar, Asst. Prof. MIT,
- Bichai Wang (2019 Young Scholar, Tsinghua University)
Realizing the promise of wireless technologies and information theory for applications ranging from health care and self-driving cars to machine learning, neuroscience, and interconnected systems.
Marconi Society Board Member
- Dr. Stefania Bartoletti, (2016 Young Scholar; Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Ferrara)
- Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery (2012 Young Scholar; Software Engineer, Machine Learning, at Google)
- Dr. Vasuki Narasimha Swamy (2019 Young Scholar; Research Scientist, Intel Labs)
Time-tested approaches to bringing technology and ideas to life.
Marconi Fellow and Marconi Society Chair
- Dr. Joseph Kakande (2011 Young Scholar; Founder, Elgon Technologies)
- Dr. Ken Pesyna (2016 Young Scholar; Location Software Engineer)