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LES DC event: An Evening with Vint Cerf: a Creator of the Internet
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LES DC event: An Evening with Vint Cerf: a Creator of the Internet

When: Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Ray Van Dyke
(202) 378-3903

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Washington, D.C., LES Chapter presents:

An Evening with Vint Cerf: a Creator of the Internet


Monday, July 16
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Venue Change


Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, DC 20005

Registration: Before July 12

LES Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $25.00
Student: $10.00

Registration: After July 12

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Student: $15.00


Program Description:

Dr. Cerf will address the role of design in innovation using Internet as an example.  The features of the Internet's architecture and the role of the institutions that surround it have had a profound effect to the innovation we have seen since the Internet was made operational in 1983 (and designed in 1973). We will explore these features to see how they might be applied more widely.


Vinton Cerf
American Internet Pioneer

Vinton Cerf is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-inventor Bob Kahn. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

In the early days, Cerf was a manager for the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding various groups to develop TCP/IP technology. When the Internet began to transition to a commercial opportunity during the late 1980s, Cerf moved to MCI where he was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system (MCI Mail) connected to the Internet. In 2005, he joined Google as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist.

Cerf was instrumental in the funding and formation of ICANN from the start, and eventually became chairman. He was elected as the president of the Association for Computing Machinery in May 2012, and in August 2013 he joined the Council on CyberSecurity's Board of Advisors.

Cerf is active in many organizations that are working to help the Internet deliver humanitarian value to the world. He is supportive of innovative projects that are experimenting with new approaches to global problems, including the digital divide, the gender gap, and the changing nature of jobs.


The Washington, D.C., Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


Cancellations are non-refundable after July 9.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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