25 years of the Internet
in the Czech Republic


Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s connection to the Internet with people who took part in it and at the same place it all started.

Programme of the meeting

8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Panel discussion: How we connected to the Internet (J. Gruntorád, P. Zandl, P. Kasa, M. Čupa) – broadcast from the partner event Celebrating 25 Years of the Internet in the Czech Republic
10:00-10:30   Break
10:30-10:50 Introduction
 Petr Konvalinka – rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague
 Lukáš Levák – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (video)
 Vint Cerf (video)
10:50-12:20 Development of the Internet in Czechoslovakia and neighbouring countries
 Steve Goldstein (video)
 Oliver Popov – CEENet – Connecting Machines to Connect People (PDF) (video)
 Pavol Horváth and Tibor WeisZačiatky internetu na Slovensku – vznik združenia SANET (PDF) (video)
 Jiří PeterkaInternet Archeology: how the Internet looked years ago (PDF) (video)
12:30-12:30 Break
12:30-14:00 Research networks as innovation leaders
 Valter NordhCollaboration leads to innovation (PDF) (video)
 Cees de LaatSmart and Secure Cyber Infrastructure for Research and Education (PDF) (video)
 Joe MambrettiSoftware Defined Services (SDS) For High Performance Large Scale Science Data Streams Across 100 Gbps WANs (video)
14:00-14:15 Closing words
 Jan Gruntorád – director of CESNET (video)
14:15 Lunch


Associated events

Exhibition in the lobby

CESNET has a wealth of history but focuses primarily on the future. It was exhibit the most interesting demonstrations of its own research into the Internet in the lobby in front of Room 256.

Information Age - computer world

CTU has prepared an exhibition of exhibits of unique computers from the 70th to 90th years of the last century.

Event organizer and partner

General media partner


Media partner