Hamline Events

Revisiting 'Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond', the good, the bad, and the ugly

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost: non-CLE: $50 for full-day; CLE: $150 for full-day
Contact: cjl@hamline.edu
Location: Anderson Center 111-112
Sponsor: Center for Justice and Law
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 A cross-disciplinary symposium, presented with Mitchell Hamline Law School, that revisits the development and privatization of the internet and considers the past, present, and future (the good, the bad, and the ugly) of the internet. What predictions made in 1994 came true? What has occurred since 1994 that was not predicted? How will the internet be used and regulated in the future?

Both 2018 and 2019 coincide with several important events in the history of the internet, including: the 50th Anniversary of the development of ARPANET; the 45th Anniversary of the first use of the term "internet"; the 30th Anniversary of legislation introduced by Senator Al Gore to privatize the internet; and the 25th anniversary of the publication of "Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond.” It also happens at a time when numerous concerns are being raised about the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the internet, including privacy concerns and recent revelations about Russia’s use of the internet and related social media platforms to interfere with the 2016 elections.


non-CLE $50 for full-day
CLE $150 for full-day

Continuing Education Credit

6.5 hours CLE credits are pending approval.

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