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Community Projects 6 December 2016

Day 1: Be A Part of Opening Day (IGF2016)

Lia Kiessling
By Lia KiesslingSenior Director, Community Mobilization

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 – concerns around online security and people are losing trust in the Internet. You need to be a part of the solution. If you’re not, what matters to you may not be included.

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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Understand what happened yesterday on Day 0

Day 1: Tuesday, December 6

All times are Central Standard Time, CST (UTC-6)

WHAT
WHEN / WHERE
ISOC REPRESENTATIVE
Internet Core Values Dynamic Coalition 9:00-10:30
Workshop Room 8
Desiree Miloshevic attending
WS 15: An ‘Internet of Women’ by 2020: WSIS Vision Into Reality 09:30 – 11:00
Workshop Room 1
Noelle de Guzman speaking
Cybersecurity – Initiatives in and by the Global South 09:00-10:30
Workshop room 3
Olaf Kolkman speaking
ISOC Open Forum on Future Internet scenarios 10:45 – 11:45
Workshop Room 8
Multiple ISOC staff
Outcomes of G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Ministerial Meetings 12:30 – 13:30
Workshop Room 4
Kathy Brown speaking
SEED Alliance Awards Ceremony 13:00 -15:00
Workshop Room 1
Raul/Joyce Speaking tbc
Setting the Scene: Orientation 15:00 – 16:00
Main Session Room
Constance Bommelaer speaking
Opening Ceremony 16:00 – 18:00
Main Session Room
Kathy Brown speaking
IGF Gala dinner 20:00 – 22:00
Offsite
Multiple ISOC staff

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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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