The Next Generation Internet
and its Significance for the North Coast
A Video Conference With Joaquin Alvarado
The Internet has become a media platform capable of producing radical transformations in production, collaboration, and distribution. It has also proven capable of reinforcing inequities within our society. In many ways it has raised as many new questions as it has new ideas. The opportunity to advance these ideas and answer these questions is before us as we build the Next Generation Internet. In order to develop and deliver the types of collaborative media applications we imagine possible, the United States must have a massive upgrade in the existing infrastructure. Just as in the first generation, universities are leading the way in advanced research and education networks. Major companies are also designing and building new networks and services to increase the capacity available to consumers. Now is the time to bring the diverse set of stake holders together to create a vision that will lead to a new phase of development in areas ranging from software engineering to public policy. All of us have the opportunity to promote a vision and practice that works for everyone. Communication technology will continue to converge in ways that have major implications in education, government, and economic development. If the U.S. is going to thrive in the new knowledge economy we must become an innovator in how that knowledge is created, disseminated, and accessed.
The HSU Office for Economic, Community, & Business Development is pleased to bring Joaquin Alvarado to the North Coast. Alvarado is recognized as one of the central figures in the Next Generation of the Internet. He is founding director of San Francisco State University’s Institute for Next Generation Internet.
The Video Conference will be from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2006. The event will be held at the Humboldt County Office of Education, Board Conference Room in the Annex at 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka. The printable flyer for the Video Conference is available here.
We have also invited Joaquin Alvarado to personally visit HSU and the North Coast on March 1st of 2007.