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Internet Hall of Fame Honors 2013 Inductees at Ceremony in Berlin, Germany

05 August 2013

Internet Society announces Asia Pacific selected for 2014 event

Nominations open October 1, 2013

[Berlin, Germany]  The Internet Hall of Fame continued its important mission of recognizing and honoring Internet visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs from around the world at this year’s induction ceremony in Berlin, Germany on August 3rd. The ceremony celebrated the 32 new Internet Hall of Fame inductees, announced on June 26, 2013, for their landmark achievements and contributions to the Internet’s open development and growth.

The Internet Society has established an annual global rotational schedule for the Internet Hall of Fame event. During the ceremony in Berlin, the Internet Society announced Asia Pacific as the region for the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame event. Latin America has been selected for 2015, followed by Africa in 2016, and North America in 2017.  

“During its first two years, the Internet Hall of Fame has recognized an impressive and diverse set of Internet pioneers and leaders,” commented Internet Society President and CEO Lynn St. Amour. “I commend the Advisory Board for their excellent and wide-ranging selections.  It is inspiring to recall and celebrate the achievements of individuals who were so instrumental in building and shaping the Internet that we know and enjoy today, and I am very happy the Internet Society is able to facilitate this recognition.”

The Internet Society also announced that nominations for the third annual Internet Hall of Fame will be accepted starting October 1, 2013. Open to the public, nominations will be accepted until October 31, 2013. More information on the nomination process is available on the Internet Hall of Fame website at http://www.internethalloffame.org/nominations.  

A complete list of 2012 and 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductees can be found at www.internethalloffame.org. You can follow the Internet Hall of Fame on Facebook and on Twitter at @Internet_HOF.

About the Internet Hall of Fame
The Internet Hall of Fame is an annual awards program that has been established by the Internet Society to publicly recognize a distinguished and select group of leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global open Internet.  More information on the program can be found at www.internethalloffame.org.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, see: http://www.internetsociety.org

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