On October 17, 2019, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation will host an intimate evening of conversation with architects of the Internet at The George Washington University.
5:00 PM - Doors open
5:30 PM - Panel discussion
7:00 PM - Reception with free food and drinks
The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation invites you to an evening of discussion and discovery with the creators and architects of the Internet. Vint Cerf, Steve Crocker, and Radia Perlman, are set to speak at GWU about their lives and experiences that helped them to create one of the most revolutionary inventions in human history. These distinguished speakers will discuss how failure, collaboration, and inclusivity foster great science, and how science can continue to build on the great work they have begun.
This event is part of the NSTMF’s Science Unscripted program. Through the SU program, the Foundation is building an inclusive coalition of inspired STEM students. By highlighting voices often left unheard in the STEM community, we show audiences that there is no “right” way to be a trailblazer in science and technology.
We are proud to announce that moderating our conversation will be George Washington University professor and diversity in STEM advocate Rachelle Heller. Professor Heller’s extensive experience with interactive media in education and championing women in STEM makes her an invaluable part of our conversation with these monumental architects.
This event will be webcast live with closed-captions on Facebook, and the full event video will be available on the NSTMF website afterward. Webcast audiences are encouraged to participate in the conversation using #ScienceUnscripted on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The event is no-cost, equal access (ADA compliant), and open to the public with priority given to George Washington University students and faculty.