It's closing day at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum and it's time to wrap up with some great sessions, best practices, and a look towards what's next.
As you pack your bags or your laptop, let us know what you think is next. What were your take aways from the sessions. What did you learn from the Best Practice Forums. More importantly, what will YOU do to implement what you discovered.
Here's what's on today
Day 4: Friday, December 9
WHEN / WHERE
WS97: How to create relevant Internet Governance Content
9:00-10:30Workshop Room 1
Olga Cavalli ...
Today looks like it's going to be a really interesting day the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Talks on human rights, cyber security, and how to stand for diversity and inclusiveness in discussions around how the Internet grows.
Day 3: Thursday, December 8
WHEN / WHERE
9:00-10:30Workshop Room 9
Hiroshi Esaki speaking
Human Rights: Broadening the Conversation
10:00 - 13:00Main Session Room
Sally Wentworth speaking
WS 37: Internet Fragmentation: Getting next 4billion online
12:00 - 13:30Workshop Room 4
Karen Rose ...
I’m a lawyer by training, but my day job is to develop applied research that may allow people to enjoy the benefits of the Internet. There's a lot of people involved in this field, and my part is to look at where technology and regulation meet.
I came across community networks a couple of years ago. I’d been working a lot on Internet access, human rights and connectivity issues and net neutrality.
One of the hot topics in that debate is zero rating. What these practices mean is a provider sponsors a given app, like Facebook, or a type of apps, making it possible for you to access for free...
Welcome to Day 2 at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum!
Today will be packed with discussions focusing on the importance of working together, being inclusive, and empowering people to fight for the Internet they want.
Join online and tell world leaders that your voice must be included Internet policy discussion. The IGF is a great place to start.
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Day 2: Wednesday, December 7
WHEN / WHERE
WS191: "Are we all OTTs? Danger of regulating an undefined concept"
09:00 - 10:30Workshop Room 1...
It's here! The official opening of the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Today is packed with more discussions on things like closing the gender gap to new initiatives in cybersecurity.
This is, without doubt, one of the most important global events of the year when it comes to how Internet policy develops. It happens once a year and is open to anyone who wants a voice in how the Internet grows.
This means you can take part too. And the time to do it is now. The world is changing. A new political context potentially pulls us closer toward the trends that we are already seeing...
We’re looking for young, dynamic individuals who are passionate about the opportunities the open Internet can bring!
What’s an IGF Ambassador?
Every year we send a group of dynamic and progressive next generation leaders to one of the world’s largest forums dedicated to a free and open Internet.
What’s The IGF?
The Internet Governance Forum (known to many as the IGF) is an annual United Nations event.
It’s the ultimate bridge builder where everyone - regardless of background - can work together to build solutions to pressing online issues like boosting access or building online ...
Broadband access policies have in recent years occupied a prime spot in digital divide discussions. But at the recently held Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, an increasingly common but oft-overlooked aspect of the debate has bubbled up the surface: zero-rating. The practice involves mobile carriers, through a prior agreement with specific content providers, offering free mobile data to allow customers to access particular online content or services at no additional cost.
The scheme, which has seen growing uptake in emerging Internet markets like India, Indonesia and the...
After many months of hard work and preparation, last week’s IGF 2014 proved to be an extremely productive one. Building on a busy and compelling agenda, the community was united in its willingness to address concrete issues, with a view to work towards tangible solutions.
Internet Society CEO Kathy Brown, in her remarks at the opening ceremony, outlined four clear calls to action: 1) demonstrate that the IGF is essential to the future of the Internet; 2) strengthen the IGF by producing tangible results; 3) be fearless in tackling the tough, important issues; and 4) ensure the IGF...
The global Internet Governance Forum was not the only one showing vibrancy in Istanbul this week. At the Inter-regional and National Dialogue, national and regional IGFs around the world helped to demonstrate just how far the multi-stakeholder initiative has gone on its ninth year. There are innovations left and right—in strategies, processes and practices: In Asia-Pacific, a growing youth IGF has been successfully integrated into the main regional agenda. In Canada, the coordinating body conducts a bi-annual national survey through which topics for the next IGF are determined. In...
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has dedicated much of today's discussions to the linkages between Internet governance and the growth and development of the Internet. I participated in the main morning session with an impressive range of experts from government, industry, the technology community and civil society to exchange views and experiences about how public policies promote global expansion of the Internet, broader, more inclusive access, and empowerment of societies and individuals worldwide. These are issues that have carried high priority for the Internet Society since its very...