TERENA GA meetings which are not back-to-back to a major conference, are traditionally preceded by a half-day
mini-symposium devoted to topics of common interest to General Assembly
members. Continuing this tradition, TERENA and SURFnet have prepared for an
interesting event on the morning of Thursday 14 May.
This time the location of the mini-symposium will be rather special: the
futuristic surroundings of Media Plaza in Utrecht.
10.15 Presentation bij Vincent Everts, Director of Media Plaza
11.00 Presentation of I-Pay version 2.0 by speaker from Interpay
- Introduction of Media Plaza
- Use of Internet in Europe, differences and explanations
- Statistics of business use
- Demonstrations of ADSL and Web TV
- Examples of business concepts on the Internet (among
others: Liquid Audio, Kodak picture network)
11.30 Experiences in the ADSL project presented by Roel Rexwinkel, SURFnet
12.00 Close by Vincent Everts
12.30 Lunch in Media Plaza Sky Bar
13.30 Walk to Huis Drakenburg (venue of General Assembly meeting)
Media Plaza has been set up as a demonstration centre for the electronic
superhighway for the Dutch business community. It offers demonstrations of
currently available and future applications of networks, such as video
communication, teleworking, and electronic shopping and payment. Media
Plaza offers groups a compact, intensive programme in an exciting
environment introducing them to the opportunities offered by the electronic
Media Plaza is a foundation with the objective of promoting and
accelerating use of the electronic superhighway within Dutch organisations
and companies, in order to build a competitive advantage in Europe. This
objective connects up seamlessly with the policy of the Dutch Ministry of
Economic Affairs, one of the founding partners of Media Plaza, along with
ING Group, Jaarbeurs Utrecht (the Utrecht trade fair) and PTT Telecom.
SURFnet is one of the participants in Media Plaza, and hence offers the
TERENA GA members their hospitality there.