OII at Ten Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony


The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding with a black tie Gala Dinner and awards ceremony, to be held at Balliol College on Thursday 22 September 2011.
The evening will provide an opportunity to honour the OII’s founders, as well as to recognise some of the individuals and organisations who have played a pivotal role in shaping the extraordinary ecosystem that is today’s Internet. Bringing together friends and faculty of the OII, corporate partners, and members of the press, this special event will reflect on the past ten years of Internet (and OII) achievements and look forward to the opportunities and challenges of the next decade of Internet advance. We also hope to mark the event by using any additional funds raised from ticket sales and sponsorship to support a scholarship for our MSc in Social Science of the Internet.
This black tie gala event will begin with a champagne reception at the Oxford Internet Institute, enabling guests to meet with faculty, view our new media installations, and find out more about the OII. Weather permitting, guests will be able to move through for more champagne in the beautiful gardens of Balliol College.
The dinner will take place in Balliol’s historic Hall, where a seasonal three-course ‘Feast’ menu will be served with wines from the College wine cellar. Each table will be hosted by a member of OII faculty. The awards ceremony will be held over the course of the evening, and at the end of the dinner the College Buttery will be opened for drinks and the continuation of conversations.


Gala Dinner Programme
18:00 Champagne Reception at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Guests are invited to take their drinks out onto Balliol College gardens.
20:00 Gala Dinner in Balliol College Dining Hall.
A series of awards will be made over the course of dinner, honouring individuals and organisations significant for their work at the interface of the Internet and society.
22:30 Dinner ends; College Buttery open for drinks.

Dress: Black Tie.
Location: Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS, UK (travel instructions).
Contact: events@oii.ox.ac.uk, +44 (0) 1865 287210.

If you are unable to celebrate with us but would like to mark this occasion, please consider a gift to our MSc Scholarship Fund. Donations will help to ensure that we provide an exceptional student the opportunity to attend our unique Masters' programme. Gifts can be made online at http://www.giving.ox.ac.uk/academic_departments/social_sciences/oii.html. Please contact Dr. Shira Schnitzer (shira.schnitzer@oii.ox.ac.uk) with any questions.

Our thanks to the evening's supporters:

Affilias, BT, Cisco, Deloitte, Google, InterfaceSpace, Microsoft, Nominet, ODD3, Routledge

Toby Coppel, Barney Gibbens, Eddie Kuo, Christopher Michel


Balliol College

Located in central Oxford, Balliol College is one of the oldest colleges that make up the University.