[sf-lug] Talk by Nicholas Negroponte in SF on October 13

alison chaiken alchaiken at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 06:26:23 PDT 2008

Date: 10/13/2008 Mon
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Marriott San Francisco Airport
Location: 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA
Cost:  $65 for MIT alumni, $75.00  for non-alumni

Spotlight MIT 2008, premier event of the MITCNC calendar, draws
hundreds of members of the MIT community for a night of great company,
food and drink. It celebrates the impact MIT has had both on its
graduates and on evolution of science and technology. If you go to one
MIT event a year, this is the event to attend.

Our keynote speaker this year is Nicholas Negroponte of MIT, founder
of One Laptop Per Child (http://laptop.org/). Professor Negroponte is
also co-founder and Chairman of the MIT Media Lab
(http://www.media.mit.edu/ ).

Professor Negroponte studied at MIT, where as a graduate student he
specialized in the then-new field of computer aided design. He joined
the Institute's faculty in 1966, and for several years thereafter
divided his teaching time between MIT and visiting professorships at
Yale, Michigan, and the University of California at Berkeley.

In 1968 he founded MIT's pioneering Architecture Machine Group, a lab
and think tank responsible for radically new approaches to the
human-computer interface. In 1980, he served as founding chairman of
the International Federation of Information Processing Societies'
Computers in Everyday Life program. Later, Professor Negroponte
accepted the French government's invitation to become the first
executive director of the Paris-based World Center for Personal
Computation and Human Development, an experimental project originally
designed to explore computer technology's potential for enhancing
primary education in underdeveloped countries.

Professor Negroponte sits on several boards, including Motorola, Velti
and Ambient Devices. He is also on the advisory board of TTI/Vanguard.
He has invested in over 30 startup companies over the last 30 years,
including Zagats, Wired, Ambient Devices, Skype and Velti.

Registration ends October 6, 2008
Monday, October 13th.
6:00 - 7:30 pm Registration & Reception
7:30pm Dinner
8:00pm Nicholas Negroponte's Talk, and Q&A

Alison Chaiken
(650) 279-5600  (cell)  		                                	
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