Creator of World Wide Web to Speak at MIT Enterprise Forum Intl Teleconference May 29, 1996

Speech To Address Entrepreneurs And The Cyber-workplace


CAMBRIDGE, MA--May 16, l996. Tim Berners-Lee, the Creator of the World Wide Web, will speak for the first time with entrepreneurs throughout North America via satellite at an international teleconference hosted by the MIT Enterprise ForumR, Inc. "Virtually Live with Tim Berners-Lee" will be held on May 29, 1996, from 6:30-8:30 PM EST, at MIT's Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sponsored by AT&T New Media Services, Bank of Boston, and Coopers and Lybrand LLP, the teleconference will be broadcast live, via satellite, to MIT Enterprise Forum Chapters from coast to coast. John Landry, Strategic Technology Consultant to IBM/Lotus, will be the master of ceremonies for the event. Following Dr. Berners-Lee's briefing will be a live Q&A with all participating chapters and members of the press.

Virtually Live with Tim Berners-Lee is the next step in the MIT Enterprise ForumR, Inc.'s ongoing program to educate entrepreneurs on important trends in the technology driven marketplace. The Forum's Web site at serves as a source on new information for entrepreneurs. The site provides, among other things, a calendar of events sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum Chapters worldwide, an on-lineversion of the Forum's quarterly newsletter Forum Focus, and a detailed business plan resource guide for entrepreneurs.

Tim Berners-Lee is the Principal Research Scientist for the MIT Lab for Computer Science and was the principal architect of the World Wide Web. Dr. Berners-Lee designed the software for the Web while working at the CERN physics laboratory in Geneva in 1990.

The MIT Enterprise ForumR, Inc., is a unique practitioner-oriented entrepreneurship education program sponsored by MIT in 18 cities--14 in the U.S. and 4 overseas. For registration information, contact the MIT Enterprise ForumR, Inc., at (617) 253-0093. Or register via the Web at . Advance registration is $20, walk-in $30, non-MlT student with ID $10, and non-MIT student with ID walk-in $15. All MIT students and community members may attend for free.

The MIT Enterprise ForumR, Inc., is a not-for-profit public service organization. The Forum was founded in 1978 to promote and strengthen the process of starting and growing companies (primarily those which have a strong technology orientation) by providing services which educate, inspire, entertain, and inform entrepreneurs and supporters of entrepreneurship.

Now in its third decade, the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) is dedicated to the invention, development and understanding of information technologies expected to drive substantial technical and socio-economic change. The LCS has helped information technology grow from a mere curiosity to 10% of the industrial world's economies by its pioneering efforts in interactive computing, computer networking, distributed systems and public key cryptography. LCS members and alumni have started some thirty companies and have pioneered the Nubus, the X-Window System, the RSA algorithm, the Ethernet and spreadsheets.


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