Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Internet

15 July 2024 13:00 - 19:00 The Royal Society Free Watch online

Join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Internet. The event will be opened by the co-inventor of the Internet Dr Vint Cerf and will feature a of series of panels with eminent speakers that will look back at what the Internet has achieved in the last 50 years and focus on the next generation of the Internet and AI.


  • The Internet as an Infrastructure - Chaired by Sir David Payne, Professor of Photonics, University of Southampton
  • The Internet as a Facilitator of Opportunity - Chaired by Mei Lin Fung, Chair and Co-founder of People-Centred Internet
  • The Internet and Society - Chaired by Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, Trustee of the Web Science Institute, and Director of the Web Science Trust

The day will end with a drinks and canapes reception.

The event will be co-organised by the Royal Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and supported by the Web Science Trust, People-Centered Internet, Digital Enlightenment Forum, The Digital Humanism Initiative, and the Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, UK.

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