One of the use cases in our creative presentation focused on Bob Kahn's
work. Here's an email from the DCACM list announcing that he is speaking
in DC on Sept. 24th.
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From: Isaac Christoffersen <ichrist...@dcacm.org>
Date: Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 15:03
Subject: Philosophical Society of Washington - September 24th Lecture
featuring Robert Kahn
On September 24th at 8:15 pm, the Philosophical Society of Washington
will host Robert Kahn, CEO of the Corporation for National Research
Initiatives, for a discussion on the "Interoperability of
Heterogeneous Information Systems on the Internet". Robert Kahn is a
Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and recipient
of ACM's Turing Award in 2004 for his work leading to the creation of
Details for the event are available on Philosophical Society's web
In addition, members are invited to attend the Zorba's Mensa event
that will take place at 6:30 pm prior to the Robert Kahn lecture.
This event is organized by one DC ACM's longest-serving members,
Rebecca Prather, and attendees will meet for good food and
conversation prior to adjourning to the John Wesley Powell Auditorium
for the Philosophical Society's event.
For details about the Mensa meetup, contact Rebecca Prather at 703-534-2274.
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