INET Conferences are organized by the Internet Society since 1994. In 2010, I participated in the INET organized in Washington DC on Apr 29, 2010 under the theme of “Internet 2020: The Next Billion Users”.
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
Jon McNerney, Chief Operating Officer, Internet Society
9:15-10:30 Main Panel: Posing the Problem – How can new technologies “connect the unconnected”?
10:30-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-12:15 Parallel Session 1: Moving the bits – what are the technologies that can be used to reach the unconnected (WiMax, broadband satellite, 3G and 4G wireless)? Which technologies are working and where? What are the challenges?
Parallel Session 2: Trusting the bits – How do we ensure that the infrastructure of the Internet is secure, reliable, and trusted? What are the technologies, processes, standards and business practices that will address user fears about security and identity theft?
Parallel Session 3: Using the bits – How do we provide Internet users with valuable and useful content and applications in their own language? Social media is enabling “everyone to be a publisher”—and a broadcaster. This session will explore this trend and what it means for Internet users in underserved communities.
1:00-2:00 Parallel Session 1: Technology Slam – Participants will have three minutes to present an exciting new product or service that is changing the way the Internet is being used. Judges will select the best three speakers, who will be given three more minutes to answer audience questions about their presentation. Then the audience will choose the winning presentation
Parallel Session 2: Policy Slam – Participants get three minutes to present a government policy or business practice that could accelerate the growth of the Internet and new Internet applications. Judges will select the best three speakers, who will be given three more minutes to answer audience questions about their presentation. Then the audience will choose the winning presentation.
2:00-2:40 Keynote Address
2:40-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-4:15 Chapter Brainstorming Session – how to integrate the lessons of the day into chapter activities.
4:15 – 5:00 Wrap-up Session
5:00 – 6:30 Cocktail