The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone
The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
Kaori Sasaki President - UNICUL International, Inc.
GEA (Global and Everyone Access) Committee
The digital divide. Information have-nots. Terms and topics generated from the overwhelming spread of the Internet. INET 2000 Conference Committee discussions on how to approach these issues have resulted in the formation of the GEA Committee - a first step toward addressing the issues at hand.
The Committee is established with the aim of the Internet Society mission "Internet is for Everyone" in mind. Is the current use of the global Internet environment an embodiment of this mission? Is the current direction of development and use of the Internet suitable as judged from economic, educational and societal standpoints? What part can the INET Conference series play in realizing the ISOC mission?
The Committee is formed with the goal of addressing and submitting proposals on these questions. Within the framework of the INET 2000 program, the Committee will serve as the joint organizer of a 19, 20 July Workshop discussing domestic and international topics on the question of "Global and Everyone Access." Additionally, the Committee has been granted a portion of the 21 July Closing Plenary Session to be used in proposing to the INET Conference and the Internet Society an appropriate course of action for the future realization of "Global and Everyone Access."