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National Information Infrastructure

April 29, 1996

San Jose California
Sponsors: National Information Infrastructure Awards, BBN Corporation, and MediaCast
(6:00 – 8:00pm PDT; Panel began at 6:45pm)

This discussion covered the Silicon Valley, the Information Highway and the promise of a networked society. Hosted by the U.S. Postal Service and BBN Corporation, it takes place at the San Jose Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. Attendance in person to the roundtable is limited to 150 people, but thanks to today’s technology, it will also be presented live on the Internet for all to learn from.


Benjamin Carson Student – 8th Grade, Flood Middle School; Staff Member, Plugged In Enterprises
George Conrades President and CEO, BBN Corporation
Jim Hake Chairman, NII Awards
Mitch Radcliffe Editorial Director, Digital Media
John Patrick Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM
Laura Breeden Former Director, TIIAP Grant Program, US Dept. of Commerce
Chip Bayers Executive Producer, HotWired 1995 NII Arts & Entertainment Award Winner

Photos (click on image to enlarge)

IBM VP John Patrick having a good time with the questions.
The panel of distinguished guests
Alan Meckler recaps the history of Internet World
Pasta galore!