As the tradition goes: over thirty local and international internet organisations organised a joint Internet New Year's event on in Amsterdam. From registry to research network, from identity and trust management to accessibility - and all the way back to hacking: once more the Netherlands internet community raised the glass at De Tolhuistuin, Buiksloterweg 5c, 1031 CC Amsterdam. Apparently some people had issues getting there [warning: external link, tracking].
The Internet New Years Event not only means catching up with old friends and acquaintances, or meeting new people working in various areas of the internet. There is always an interesting programme. There was an interesting array of lightning talks from speakers addressing upcoming legislation, new technical developments and thought-provoking societal challenges and observations. In alphabetical order the speakers were: Maarten Botterman (ICANN), Ruben Brandsma (Accessibility), Adrian Georgescu (AG Projects), dr. Djoerd Hiemstra (Utwente), Walter van Holst (Vrijschrift), Elger Jonker (IFCAT), Oscar Koeroo (KPN), dr. Steven Pemberton (CWI/W3C) and Michiel Steltman (DINL). The event was hosted by Frank Kresin (ISOC.nl).
Arda Gerkens (Eerste Kamer), Hans de Zwart (Bits of Freedom), Jan Klopper (Eth0) and Ruud Alaerds (DHPA) had a lively debate about trust, trustworthiness and some of the highlights of the preceding and upcoming year in the chairpersons debate led by Olaf Kolkman (Chief Internet Technology officer Internet Society). Hans de Zwart presented the Bits of Freedom Quiz
Thanks again for attending, and while the clock is ticking away to next years Internet New Year's event: have a wonderful time.
The host of the talks part of the New Year event is Frank Kresin (Design Lab UTwente).
Chairperson debate led by Olaf Kolkman (Internet Society).
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