The Internet Society organize a conference in Washington D.C. on connecting the unconnected. Internet 2020: The Next Billion Users

The Internet Society, in collaboration with the Greater Washington DC Chapter is holding a regional conference in Washington, DC on Thursday, 29 April 2010. The conference, part of the Internet Society's INET series, will be focused on connecting the unconnected with the theme of INTERNET 2020 – The next billion users.

Today, more than a billion people use the Internet on a regular basis. Within ten years, that number could double—or triple—as smartphones, netbooks, and other devices become more affordable and new networks connect underserved communities. This conference will explore the most exciting new Internet applications in countries around the world, feature leading Internet visionaries helping to shape the future of the Internet, and debate what can—or must—be done to “connect the next billion” and ensure that the Internet continues to be a platform for innovation.

INET Washington DC will bring together regional and international policy and technical experts, government, network operators, the private sector and the user community.
The conference will explore the technologies that will connect the next billion users, discuss how to instill trust in the new technology, and explore how users are using the technology. We will also include technology and policy “slams” to encourage participants to think creatively together about the best technologies and policies that will change the way the Internet develops in the coming years. Finally, INET Washington DC will provide a launching pad for our DC Chapter activities for months to come.

Registration is free, however, seating is limited and pre-registration by 16 April is required. Morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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