Perhaps the greatest untold story in the history of computing is the development of the PLATO system at the University of Illinois and later also at Control Data Corporation. Largely unknown today to the general public, PLATO's list of innovations and seminal influences is considerable. For the first time ever, this event will assemble many of the key people involved with the creation of the PLATO phenomenon.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from an amazing variety of technology innovators, including Don Bitzer, creator of PLATO and co-inventor of the flat-panel gas plasma display, Microsoft's Ray Ozzie (who got his start on PLATO at the University of Illinois), and many others.
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA, 94043