Regional Heritage Meeting & FARNET 30th Anniversary Reunion

FARNET30@Montrose Manor
Regional Heritage Meeting & FARNET 30th Anniversary Reunion
October 19-20, 2016
Villanova University Conference Center

Online registration has closed, however if you have interest in attending, please send email to and you will be contacted.

Regional Heritage Meeting and FARNET 30th Reunion 3rd Penultimate Agenda
(Updated 10/15/16)

Optional pre-meeting gathering (self-funded)
Tuesday, October 18
7:00 PM – Carpools will leave the lobby of the Villanova Conference Center
7:15 PM – Reservations have been made at the Old Guard House Inn
Gladwyne, PA –

Wednesday, October 19 – Villanova University Conference Center

7:00 to 10:00 AM Breakfast Available (7:00 to 9:00)
Opportunity to Gather in Conference Room
(Available time for recording Oral Histories)
Meeting Begins
10:00 to 10:45 AM
Reunion Kickoff – Remarks from the organizers
The Beginnings of FARNET – Richard Mandelbaum
The Necessity for FARNET – Glenn Ricart
The Impact of FARNET – Jim Williams
10:45 AM to Noon Reflections and updates from FARNETers…
Who are you and what did you do during the FARNET era?
12:00 to 1:00 PM Lunch in Dining Room
1:00 PM Group Photo
1:15 to 4:00 PM Further FARNETer perspectives
What did you think you were doing?
How did things change – during the time of our work with respect to society, communications, play, politics, business etc.
4:00 to 5:15 PM Taking the FARNET and Regional Legacy Forward
Internet Legacy Institute – FARNET Preservation Initiative
Histories of the NSFNET Regionals – Potential Book Collaboration with The Quilt
Creating a map of the Internet circa 1990
Workshop on the Impact of the NSFNET Regionals
5:00 to 6:30 PM Break
6:30  to 7:00 PM Cash Bar
7:00 to 9:00 PM FARNET 30th Anniversary Dinner in the Montrose Mansion at VUCC

Thursday, October 20 – Villanova University Conference Center

8:00 to 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 to 11:00 AM Further exploration
How do the nation’s communications networks look today vs. your vision in the FARNET years?
In hindsight, what have we done?

Registration is $175 and includes breakfast, lunch, and anniversary dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast and breaks Thursday.

Hotel Accommodations: Please contact the Villanova University Conference Center for current room availability and rates: (610) 523-1776 or Though the original FARNET room block has expired, the hotel may be willing to accommodate the original rate of $159.00, if requested, based on availability.