International Telecommunication Union’s 150th Anniversary

The seventeenth of May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. For a century and a half since 1865, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been at the center of advances in communications – from telegraphy through to the modern world of satellites, mobile phones and the Internet.

This year, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union. ITU’s 150th anniversary celebrations will be held on 17 May 2015 in Geneva (CICG). This event is open to representatives of ITU Member States, sector members, associates and academia.

Draft programme

  • 13h30  Opening Ceremony
  • 13h40  Welcome  Address from the ITU SG
  • 13h50  Historical Photo-Video Montage
  • 14h00  ITU 150 Awards Ceremony
  • 15h00  Innovation Break Out – Technical & Innovation Demonstration
  • 16h00  Video Screening
  • 16h05  Keynote Speech
  • 16h20  Link-up to global Member events
  • 16h40  On stage interview with Innovator
  • 16h55  Crowdsourced video – ICTs around the world
  • 17h00  Closing Ceremony
  • 18h00  Innovation Break Out (continued)

For more details and to register, visit the event webpage.

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