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Asia Internet Symposium

Asia Internet Symposium, Chennai 2014 - India in the Open and Global Internet   

Date: Tuesday, 02 December 2014 
Location: Sheraton Park Hotel Chennai 

Asia Internet Symposium Chennai will bring together chapter members and local community leaders from business, civil society and government to learn about current issues and discuss India's role in the Internet Governance. The event will also attempt to gather inputs on ways by which India can broadly contribute to the future evolution of the Open and Global Internet.   

Asia Internet Symposium, Kolkata 2014 - Internet & Human Rights; Empowering the Users  

Date: Monday, 01 December 2014 
Location: Hotel Novotel Kolkata 

Asia Internet Symposium Kolkata will provide an opportunity for focused discussions on Internet as a tool to advance human rights and how it is linked with user empowerment in India. With a rapid evolvement in its digital landscape, India now hosts world’s second largest Internet user base.  

Asia Internet Symposium, Islamabad 2014 - Internet Governance in Pakistan; Building MultiStakeholder Collaboration 

Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014 
Location: Islamabad Serena Hotel

Asia Internet Symposium Islamabad will provide an opportunity for focused discussions on topical and current Internet Governance topics and include multi-stakeholder dialogue on building a strong future for the Internet in the country. With a recent rise in Broadband Internet penetration and improving digital literacy ratio in Pakistan, the Internet is regarded as the right tool for innovation, social empowerment, economic development and future progress of the community at large.

Asia Internet Symposium, Dhaka 2014 - Building the Next Generation of Mobile Internet in Bangladesh

Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014 
Location:Gold Water Convention Center, Dhaka 
Asia Internet Symposium Dhaka will draw from its proceedings to examine how mobile Internet will assist in building the next generation of users in Bangladesh. With a recent introduction of high-speed mobile Internet technologies in the country, the event will host deliberation on opportunities, challenges and expectations to extend Internet access in a country with just under 7% user penetration by population.

Asia Internet Symposium, Bangkok 2013 - Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (or TPP) and the future of the Knowledge Economy: Prospects for Thailand

Date: 6 November, 2013 
Time: 9:00-13:00
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Bangkok (Platinum 1)

As the first Thailand AIS, Internet Society has chosen a topic on Knowledge Economy and free trade agreement i.e. specifically exploring the implications of emerging issues surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This is also a timely discussion for the country in its lead up to its negotiation and possible entry into TPP Agreement in the near future.

The half day event will focus on understanding the instruments and mechanics of TPP and the role of free trade agreements in enhancing innovation and creativity in the Digital Age i.e. creating a Knowledge Economy. In addition, there will also be a study on the cross cutting implications of TPP across various sectors (ISP, education, programmers, legal, business, telecom industry, etc.)

Asia Internet Symposium, Kathmandu 2013

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2013 

Asia Internet Symposium (AIS) Kathmandu will draw from its proceedings to examine how local content in a developing country (Nepal) is created, exchanged and adapted. The event will discuss challenges linked with local content development in a country with 123 languages spoken as mother tongue.

Sydney 2013 -  Surveillance, Access and Internet Policy in the lead up the Federal Election

The Internet Society's Asia Internet Symposium (AIS) are a series of regional events that focus on debate, dialogue and deliberation on topical issues concerning the Internet. Typically a half-day or evening event, AIS is structured to provide an in-depth look at one particular topic with invited keynotes and presentations followed by a panel discussion.

Manila, 2013 - Internet Governance and the Community

There is a low level of awareness of Internet policy and governance issues in the Philippines. The general attitude is that the Internet is a common-place, and a given that will always be available for use as it is today.