On Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m., The Langley School will host its Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Vinton G. Cerf, Google vice president and chief Internet evangelist. This free event is open to the public and will be held in Langley’s Jeffrey J. Sherman Arts Center at 1411 Balls Hill Road in McLean.
During his talk – titled "Navigating the Internet’s Course" – Dr. Cerf will review the historical roots of the Internet, summarize the ongoing, recent, and major changes to the system during 2012, and discuss the consequences of improved artificial intelligence, policy issues, and security/safety risks. Looking to the future, he will share an overview of the interplanetary extension of the Internet as well as plans for a robotic mission to the star Alpha Centauri.
Widely known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," Dr. Cerf is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Dr. Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.
While this event is free and tickets are not required, attendees are encouraged to RSVP at www.langleyschool.org. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.