Audience at 40th Anniversary of the Demo 2008 [courtesy SRI International]
Some exciting events were held on three continents in December, 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s groundbreaking 1968 Demo! More events planned in 2019. See below for info and links.

December 2018

United States

  • December 9, 2018: The all day Engelbart Symposium in Silicon Valley – exploring the past, present and future of Engelbart’s profound legacy. Check back for event video (approximately 2-3 weeks)!


  • December 10, 2018: The all day IT 25 · 50 Symposium in Tokyo and concurrently throughout Japan. The event was livestreamed. NEW! The event video has been posted on the event’s YouTube Channel – watch now!


  • December 9, 2018: A day of talks, performances and workshops marking the 50th anniversary of internet pioneer Doug Engelbart’s presentation of the key elements that would shape modern computing. Somerset House Studios, London – Details:




    • January or February 2019:  Augmentation Framework Project led by Prof. Gardner Campbell as an online learning expedition that seeks to bring Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework, by Doug Engelbart (1962) — the founding document of his life’s work and contributions to society — into the primary place of study and discussion where it belongs. Details to be announced – stay tuned!