Meanwhile it is an established tradition: over thirty local and international internet organisations invite you to a joint Internet New Year's event which will be held on in Amsterdam. From registry to research network, from education to accessibility - and all the way back to hacking: you'll find plenty of interesting people to talk to.
The event will be held in Amsterdam at the Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX Amsterdam. A beautiful historical venue, and a great place for a party!
Make sure you don't miss out, and reserve your free entry today [much thanks to RIPE NCC for handling the registration].
The Internet New Years Event is great for catching up with old friends and acquaintances, as well as meeting new people working in various areas of the internet. But as always we have a really interesting programme featuring a diversity of lightning talks from speakers such as Steven Pemberton (CWI/W3C), Kees Teszelszky (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), Djoerd Hiemstra (UTwente/Searsia), Maarten Botterman (ICANN Board) and Guido Aben (The Commons Conservancy). The programme is presented by Hans de Zwart (director Bits of Freedom).
The ISOC.nl Internet Innovatie Award 2018 will once again be officially awarded to an important new internet initiative. And of course the traditional chairpersons debate, where the leaders of leading organisations discuss the preceding and upcoming year. This will as always be led by Olaf Kolkman (Chief Internet Technology officer Internet Society).
We have a separate space reserved for drinks, food and conversation only. But if you want to see what is happening in the community, check out the programme and pick the sessions you like:
|20:00||20:45||Chairpersons Debate led by Olaf Kolkman|
What were the highlights of 2017, and what will 2018 bring? With the upcoming WIV referendum (which is the first 'real' referendum in a sense, and may very well be the last too), what role should the technical community play with regards to the societal debate? How do we make sure this important social dialogue is based on a good understanding of the potential impact and its long term effects?
|21:00||21:15||Bits of Freedom Quiz|
We look forward to seeing you at Internet New Year's event of 2018 in a mere two weeks. Any questions or remarks? Let us know!