Orlando Alumni Gathering

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

Join the Office of Alumni Relations in exciting Orlando, Florida for an evening of sparkling
conversation and delicious food and drink at the Rusty Spoon. We will have a private room with a
special tasting menu featuring locally sourced American cuisine.

Alumni and friends will have the opportunity to hear from Professor Chris Leslie, an Instructor in
the NYU-Poly Department of Technology, Culture and Society. Professor Leslie will also be speaking on "Innovation and the Internet". Below is a synopsis.

"Innovation and the Internet"
The technical history of the Internet from the first networks for missile defense to the dot-com era offers fascinating insights into how to encourage innovation, especially when we dig deeper beneath the surface story that is too often presented. When we consider the role of the international community, informal computing groups ("hackers"), and the partnerships between universities and industry, we learn that defense research was only a part of what supported the new discoveries that made the Internet possible. This alternative story has a lot to tell us about creating the next generation of Internet technologies and how one can manage innovation for sustainable development. 

Registration for this event has closed. Please call Rena Rutkovsky at (347) 371-0956 with questions.