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IPN Events

An important part of our mission is educating the public and fostering collaboration among researchers, academia and both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Hosting public events helps us accomplish that.

This page provides links to past and future IPN Events. Click on the image below for links to presentation materials and videos.

Vint Cerf at our Space Technology Innovations event at Google HQ in January, 2014

Vint Cerf at our Space Technology Innovations event at Google HQ in January, 2014

And we’re planning more events!

August, 2014: IPN-ISOC global Chapter meeting. Topics and location TBD

Late October, 2014: IPN Speakers Conference, Washington, DC. This conference will focus upon space applications for Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN)

Summer, 2015: IPN Speakers Conference, Europe. This conference will focus upon terrestrial applications for DTN

In addition, many people have been asking for speaker presentation materials from the January, 2014 event. Here they are below in PDF format  (in chronological order of presentation).

Vint Cerf:


Brett Willman (NASA JSL Manager), Suzanne Davidson (Boeing ISS DTN Lead):

International Space Station (ISS) and Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking

Dave Israel and Don Cornwell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center):

Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration: Disruption Tolerant Networking Demonstrations over LLCD’s Optical Links

Maria Uden (Luleå Technical University, Sweden):

Terrestrial uses for space technology: Why DTN can support cultural diversity

Scott Burleigh (DTN Architect):

Ring Road: User Applications on a High Latency Network

Fred Mednick (Teachers Without Borders) & Ross Stein (USGS and GEM Foundation):

Girls’ Quake Science and Safety Initiative (this is a link to Fred’s Google Docs version of his presentation)

Mike Cassidy (Program Manager, Google X Lab):

Project Loon

Jörg Ott (Teemu Kärkkäinen, Finland)

Liberouter: Towards Do-It-Yourself Networking

Chris Carberry (

When will Humans Land on Mars?

David Brin (Physicist, SF Writer, Futurist):

Destiny in Space


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