Millennium Evening - Collection Finding Aid
This collection contains transcripts, packet samples, press releases, draft comments, and e-mails relating to remarks given at the Eighth Millennium Evening, titled “Informatics Meets Genomics,” on October 12, 1999. President and Mrs. Clinton created the Millennium Council in 1997 to oversee commemorative and celebratory activities in anticipation of the beginning of the 21st century. At the October 1999 Millennium Evening, Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, a vice president at MCI WorldCom and co-founder of the Internet, spoke first about Internet technology. The second speaker, biologist Eric Lander of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed his involvement with the Human Genome Project. A question-and-answer session followed the presentations, and President Clinton closed the program with brief remarks about technological progress.
William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum