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Building Trust 12 November 2015

ISOC At IGF 2015, Day 4: Human Rights, IANA, WSIS+10, IXPs, Internet Governance and more

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Web Strategy & Project Lead, Open Standards Everywhere

The final day of the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF2015) promises to be another day packed full of great sessions, with our President/CEO Kathy Brown highlighting human rights and ISOC Board of Trustee member Narelle Clark participating in a session on the IANA stewardship transition. You can see our schedule of Internet Society-related sessions at:

https://www.internetsociety.org/events/igf/2015/isoc-schedule

If you are not in Brazil (as I have not been all week), remote participation is possible. You may also find our other blog posts about IGF2015 of interest.

Also, the IGF Daily Number 4, out today, contains a half-page interview on page 3 with our President / CEO Kathy Brown as well as background on what happened yesterday, particularly around the zero-rating discussion.

I’ll also note that on Day 3 there was a great deal of discussion about encryption – and I’d point you to our encryption page featuring our policy positions, blog posts and projects. Zero-rating and network neutrality also created a passionate discussion – you may find our policy brief on network neutrality to be useful!

So… on to Day 4’s schedule!  This final day is actually the one with the most sessions involving ISOC staff or trustees.

09:00 – 10:30 BRT

The day begins with five simultaneous sessions in the 09:00 – 10:30 BRT (UTC-3) block:

  • And finally, starting at 9:30am BRT, Nicolas Seidler will participate in the OECD Open Forum.

11:00 – 13:00 BRT

After a break, we then move into the 11:00 – 13:00 BRT block where we’ll again have five simultaneous sessions:

  •  Our President and CEO Kathy Brown will be in the Main Meeting Hall for the Human Rights on Internet session, which should probably generate some vigorous discussion.

14:00 – 16:00 BRT

After lunch we’ll be involved with only two sessions in the 14:00 – 16:00 block:

And after that we’ll all head to the Main Meeting Hall for the Closing Ceremony and the end of a very successful IGF 2015!

Throughout the day we’ll be providing updates on social media using the #IGF2015 hashtag, particularly on our @InternetSociety and @ISOCpolicy Twitter accounts. Please follow us there for more info – and if you are in Brazil at IGF 2015, please do stop by our ISOC booth and say hello to our staff and volunteers!

And with this post, our “ISOC at IGF” daily post series draws to a close. Thank you for reading and please do look back on our IGF 2015 blog posts and our main IGF 2015 page for more information about the event.

We look forward to working with all of you to connect the unconnected to a global, trusted Internet!

Image credit: photo of our chief economist, Michael Kende, speaking on the Day 3 panel about local infrastructure and local content.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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