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 FARNET30@farnet-reunion.org and you will be contacted.
Regional Heritage Meeting and FARNET 30th Reunion 3rd Penultimate Agenda
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 – guardhouseinn.com
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)
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 http://www.acc-villanovaconferencecenter.com/. 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.