Events (Old)

Overview of IPv6 migration mechanisms

ISOC-CH is co-hosting an event with the Swiss IPv6 council taking place at 05 November 2012, 17:30 – 21:00 h, Laborbar, Zurich (near Bahnhof Hardbrücke). ISOC members can join at a reduced rate of CHF 15.- only. Please find more information at http://www.swissipv6council.ch/en/events/Memberanlass_Zuerich_November.


National Members’ Event 2012

We are happy to announce the first national member’s event with interesting topics on the agenda:
Besides our member and scientist Brian Trammell (ETH Zürich), we invited a member of the Swiss Parliament, Balthasar Glättli, to give a talk.

  • Date/Time: 27th November 2012 / 6 p.m.
  • Place: Bern (near central railway station, exact location will follow)
  • Agenda (tentative):
    • 18:00 – Arrival of participants / Networking
    • 18:15 – Opening
    • 18:30 – The Open Internet under Threat by Brian Trammell, research associate, Communication Systems Group, ETH Zurich
    • 19:00 – Internet Related Topics in Swiss Politics by Balthasar Glättli, entrepreneur and politician, member of the Swiss Parliament
    • 19:30 – Discussion
    • 20:00 – Apéro
    • 21:00 – End

The event is targeted to members of the ISOC Switzerland Chapter. Guests are more than welcome to join the event based on availability of seats.

The Internet Society is open to anyone for membership. If you are not yet a member, you may want to sign-up here: http://www.isoc.ch/membership

The meeting will take place in (or in close proximity of) Bern’s central railway station, so you easily can reach it by train from any direction. (The final whereabouts will be communicated later)

Pre-Registration on: http://www.moreganize.ch/bKDOUWhO2rw.

More information will follow soon. Stay tuned!

cheers,
 Bernie Hoeneisen, Vice-Chair for Internal Affairs

Abstract:

“The Open Internet under Threat”:

by Brian Trammell, research associate, Communication Systems Group, ETH Zurich

The Internet has been marked by its openness since its earliest days. Expanding the end-to-end principle into a philosophy of operation led to the construction of a network that was open, neutral, and stateless, allowing a boom in innovation that has allowed the Internet to largely replace the public switched telephone network as “The Network”.

Today, this openness is under threat on economic, sociopolitical, and technical fronts. Closed platforms can be more easily monetized than open ones. As the Internet becomes a public utility, governments demand more control over it. Network address exhaustion, translation, and transition challenge the end-to-end nature of the network. This talk discusses these threats, as posed by current applications and services as well as situations beyond the network, as the starting point for discussion as to what can be done at the local ISOC chapter level to address them.


Past Events

After-Work beer, ISOC Greater Geneva area

4 October, 2012

a summarized notice from the ISOC.ch announcements mailing list:

Dear ISOC-CH members,
This is a rather informal event, which offers you the opportunity to meet other ISOC-CH members, and most provide input to the Chapter’s Board on your wishes and expectations from ISOC-CH, also to identify where you can help or assist if you wish and can.


After-Work beer, ISOC Greater Zurich area

This is a rather informal event, which offers you the opportunity to meet other ISOC-CH members and provide input to the Chapter’s Board on your wishes and expectations from ISOC-CH.

Looking forward to get to know many of you there!

cheers,
 Bernie Hoeneisen, Vice-Chair for Internal Affairs

[A similar event is planned in the Geneva / Lausanne area later this year.]