Vinton Cerf Conference in Mons

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At Le Manège Theatre
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Main audience
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Entrance: 5 euros (students: 3 euros)

1983-2013: In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Internet, the Mundaneum and Google invite you to a special celebration!

Vinton Cerf (USA), is globally known as one of the fathers of the Internet. On January 1st, 1983, the TCP /IP protocol was officially adopted, making it possible to connect computers all over the world. In only 30 years, the Internet has become the first interface for global communication.

This idea of accessing information inspired the founders of the Mundaneum their entire lives. In fact, almost one century before its creation, Paul Otlet and Henri LaFontaine developped the "Paper Internet."

Vint Cerf is founder of the Internet society, and today he works as Vice-President for Google where he also serves as Chief Internet Evangelist. Last June, he received the "Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering" from the Queen herself. The distinction honored five pioneers of the Internet, among them Bob Kahn from the USA and Louis Pouzin from France.

On an interactive platform, Vint Cerf will engage in a question and answer game with the public, focusing on the debate of the future of the Internet, its global governance, access to the Internet in countries like China, Syria or Iran, and also the investments made by Google at a local level.

  • Vint Cerf biography in the Internet Hall of Fame (Internet Society)
  • Vint Cerf meets Paul Otlet : Watch "Internet Everywhere," a conference from the World Science Festival in New York in which Vinton Cerf participated in June 2012!
  • Read the Vint Cerf interview for L’Express magazine : "Internet users, wake up!" (07 /31/2013)
  • National Event : Vint Cerf will also hold a conference at Ghent University on Tuesday, October 29


Important Notice : for reservations call 065 /31.53.43 or email

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When ?

At 7.30 pm