Next month, CIRA will host a unique event in Vancouver called Canadians Connected 2011. It will mark the second year we’ve combined our Annual General Meeting (AGM) with an Internet symposium.
Last year’s incredibly successful event was held in Toronto. Not only did we take care of CIRA business, we heard from an expert panel on the future of the Internet and had keynotes from marketing guru Mitch Joel and CBC personality and ad guy Terry O’Reilly.
The AGM is a great way to get involved in Canadian Internet governance issues. You can learn about the important work CIRA does as we take care of operational business matters.
This year, we are going to have presentations from Jonathan Zittrain, considered the foremost authority on the future of the Internet and Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, the popular photosharing website.
We will also be hosting a networking reception. It’s your chance to meet the members of CIRA’s Board of Directors, staff and other folks interested in the Canadian tech world.
Even if you’re not able to make it to Vancouver for Canadians Connected 2011, you can still participate via webcast.
Oh, and did I mention that the event is free? One caveat – although anyone can attend the CIRA AGM and symposium, you must be a CIRA Member to vote in the AGM or the Board of Directors election. The good news is that it’s free and easy to become one.
Register now to join us on September 20 for this important event.