Byron Holland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). View bio
Warning: shameless self promotion follows.
We’re very excited about our upcoming AGM.
For the first time in our 10-year history, we’ve expanded our AGM to include an Internet symposium. We’re calling it Canadians Connected 2010, and it really is going to be a great event. We’ve got some excellent speakers lined up, including Terry O’Reilly of CBC’s O’Reilly on Advertising and The Age of Persuasion, and Mitch Joel, blogger and new media/digital marketing expert.
We’ve also assembled a world class panel of some of the world’s top digital thinkers, including Paul Vixie, the president of Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., Chris O’Neill, Google’s new country director for Canada, and John Demco, the co-founder of Webnames.ca.
At the AGM, we’re going to be taking care of some of CIRA’s important operational business. It’s a great way to get involved in Canadian Internet governance issues, and an effective place to network with folks interested in the Canadian technology world.
The event is free and is taking place September 21 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. If you can’t participate in person, the event will also be webcast, including the opening and closing keynote speakers and our panel, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our presenters. You’ll even be able to vote in our AGM, provided you’re a CIRA Member.
One quick note – anyone can attend the CIRA AGM and symposium, but to vote in the AGM or the Board of Directors election, you have to be a Member. It’s free and easy to become one.