Joaquín Alvarado
Institute for Next Generation Internet

Joaquin Alvarado is the Founding Director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet ( at San Francisco State University. The Institute focuses on technology, policy and community development in the Next Generation Internet environment.

Mr. Alvarado has served as Director of the SF State, Institute for Next Generation Internet since its founding in 2005. Under his diverse direction, INGI expanded its leadership in the equitable development of infrastructure, programming, and collaborative activities for communities in the United States and global partners.

In the Institute’s first year, INGI formed the Digital Media Advisory Council (DMAC) for the city of San Francisco to enable city to develop the digital economy in the areas of education, workforce, business development, policy, and new technology. His diverse roles include development of sophisticated communication technologies to build collaboratively amongst educational institutions, government agencies, major corporations, small businesses, and community-based organizations to insure the capacity for successful integration of next generation technologies for all communities in today’s knowledge economy.

He also continues a life-long commitment to independent media production through his role as President of the Board for the Bay Area Video Coalition.

Mr. Alvarado holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. He is the co-author of Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art, Vol. I & II., Bilingual Review Press-2002.