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UPDATE (3/22): Thank you for your interest in An Evening with Vinton Cerf!

If you were unable to get tickets for the in-person event, join us for on Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube!

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In partnership with Stemme and the Triple Helix, The National Science & Technology Medals Foundation is hosting An Evening with Vinton Cerf at Georgetown University.

The event, which will be held in the Bioethics Research Library will be a discussion of Dr. Cerf's life and accomplishments, as well as, his take on current internet policy issues.

Karen Rose will conduct an interview with Dr. Cerf before taking questions from the audience. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Students of local universities should contact the NSTMF for discounted tickets.

All attendees must register to guarantee admittance.

About the Laureate, Vinton Cerf

Without Vinton Cerf we might not have an internet. Working with Bob Kahn, Cerf developed the TCP/IP Protocols — allowing data to flow between computers. These protocols could be expanded and scaled up easily, and their use as the internet’s foundation allowed for rapid expansion during the 1990s web boom.

Vinton Cerf is an alumnus of Stanford University, and UCLA, and has received multiple awards including the National Medal of Technology, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the ACM Alan M. Turing award.

Cerf now serves as Google’s vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist. “An optimist", Dr. Cerf sees potential in the Internet’s continued development. "Let me return to the idea of information sharing,” states Cerf, "That’s what the Internet was designed for; it’s what it does best. People’s lives improve and humankind makes progress when we share our best ideas and others can act on them.”

About the Moderator, Karen Rose

Karen Rose is Principal at Zynia Digital, a consulting practice that empowers companies and organizations at the forefront of digital innovation, policy, and international development. She is an internationally recognized advisor and author on issues ranging from Internet development in emerging markets to the Internet of Things. Active across Internet technology, policy, and development for over 20 years, Karen previously held leadership positions in Internet start-ups, government, non-profit advocacy organizations.

In 2001 she received the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for her work to privatize and introduce competition in Internet domain name services, which has since developed into a billion-dollar global industry. Karen also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Netnod, a leading Internet infrastructure organization in Northern Europe.

She is an alumnus of the University of Auckland (MBA), Northwestern University (MA), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA).

Partnering Organizations, Stemme and The Triple Helix

Stemme is Georgetown University's group of "stemmes" - women in the STEM fields, women who are typically underrepresented and who are looking for like-minded individuals. We strive to promote each member's growth as a professional in her field of choosing through alumni events and networking, research symposia, and mentorship programs designed for each to reach her full potential.

The Triple Helix is Georgetown's interdisciplinary science organization that works to perfect and publish student research on the most pressing issues in science and society. Our bi-annual journal, The Science in Society Review, uses science communication to look at existing knowledge and global challenges from new perspectives. Science is a public service, and we hope to make its findings and implications more accessible to the public.

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