Big Cheeses at FutureWeb

Our students and faculty had an extraordinary opportunity the past three days to hear and meet the biggest names in today’s communications revolution.

Elon students and Professor Janna Quitney Anderson at the FutureWeb conference

Vint Cerf, "father of the Internet"

In nearby Raleigh, more than 40 of us from Elon heard speakers such as Vint Cerf (“father of the Internet” and Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist) and Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web).

They were among more than 60 speakers leading more than 20 events at the FutureWeb conference, organized by the Imagining the Internet Center in Elon’s School of Communications, in conjunction with the 19th International World Wide Web Conference, held in the United States for the first time since 2004.

Students and faculty in the school’s M.A. in Interactive Media program also led and participated in the Social Media Future Academy for high school students and educators. Terrific speakers included Chris DiBona of Google and Greg DeKoenigsberg of Red Hat.

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