Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Birth of the Internet. Setting the Course for the Next 50 Years.


8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   |   Royce Hall
Doors will open at 8 a.m.

On Oct. 29, join Leonard Kleinrock, distinguished professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, 50 years to the day when his team sent the first message over the Arpanet, transforming his mathematical theory into what would become the reality of the modern internet.

Leading technologists, visionaries and influencers—including Eric Schmidt, Mark Cuban, Henry Samueli, Jameela Jamil, Vint Cerf, Patrisse Cullors, Jamie Dimon, Ashton Kutcher, Peter Thiel and many more—will discuss the genesis, current state and future aspirations of our connected world.

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Hosted by UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Birthplace of the Internet

Few cultural revolutions can trace their origins as precisely as the one that was born on October 29, 1969, in 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA. The ripple effects of that moment are felt daily five decades later by nearly every human on the planet, and will likely be felt for centuries to come.

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