Internet Society
Washington, DC Chapter

Welcome to the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (DC-ISOC)

Note: (May 12) - Last night was a great meeting. Thanks to the speakers and everyone else for attending. Here is a link to the Internet growth charts I showed at the begining of the meeting. Russ

DC-ISOC Announces its Next Meeting:

Internet Governance - "Who's in Charge Here?"

Monday, May 11, 1998, 6:30-9:00 p.m

Meeting Agenda

Final Meeting Agenda

The Internet has continued to grow at an astonishing rate. This diverse expansion has attracted the interests of several regulating organizations and governments. Are the industry self-governing groups (e.g., ISOC, IAB, IANA, etc.) sufficient, or is there a role for governmental bodies (e.g., FCC, ITU, etc.)? Are new industry groups needed, as the White House's Green Paper suggests? If so, how will they come about?

The final agenda includes the following speakers;

* Ira C. Magaziner - Senior Advisor to The President for Policy Development

* Barbara A. Dooley - Executive Director, Commercial Internet eXchange Association

* David W. Maher - Chair of the Policy Oversight Committee (POC), Council of Registrars (CORE)

* Donald Heath - President/CEO of the Internet Society

Following the speaker presentations, there will be an open Q&A session with the audience.

Meeting Location

Directions From Beltway:

As with all of our previous events, there is no charge to attend this event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis, though we expect that there should be room for all those interested.

Please plan to arrive by 6:30 to "network", and to enjoy the refreshments (cookies & soft drinks) that are being provided by our sponsor. Speakers will begin at 7pm.

A short list of related links for this topic:

Thanks to Our Sponsor:
DC-ISOC wishes to thank internetMCI for sponsoring this meeting. internetMCI offers Internet access options to fit every need and every budget. internetMCI Access Services provide you with a direct and reliable connection to the Internet through flexible options for dial-up or dedicated access. Please visit internetMCI at

Call for Meeting Sponsors

The DC-ISOC needs YOU. All events have been free thanks to the support of our meeting sponsors. If your organization would like to sponsor one of our meetings, please read How to Sponsor a Meeting.

Individuals who are interested in becoming members of DC-ISOC can do so by joining the Internet Society. See their web site at for more information.

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