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Community Projects 5 December 2016

Day Zero: You’re Just in Time

By Lia KiesslingFormer Senior Director, Individual Membership and Giving

So if you’re somehow involved in the world of the Internet chances are you know that people from around the world are descending on Guadalajara or getting ready to log on for five days of remote meetings.

And maybe you are already here too.

If you’re not, and you don’t know why this flurry of activity is taking place – you’re just in time to be a part of it.

What’s happening is one of the most important global events of the year when it comes to how policy and decision makers think about the Internet.

It’s the 2016 Internet Governance Forum or IGF as it’s known to many people around the world.  It happens once a year. Policymakers, business leaders,  technical experts, activists, and everyday people all take part in person or online.  Why? Because the IGF is open to anyone who has a stake in the future of the Internet.

This means you can take part too.

And the time 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.

So today is the first day to do that. Let’s get started.

Take Part Online

Internet Society’s Day Zero Activities At IGF:

Day 0: Monday, December 5

ISOC Collaborative Leadership Exchange 09:00 – 13:00
15:00 – 16:00
Workshop Room 1
Multiple ISOC staff

Mapping digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A new visual tool for comparative analysis

Workshop Room 3
Walid Al-Saqaf speaking

Roundtable on “Broadband Policies for LAC: A Digital Economy Toolkit”

Workshop Room 5
Sebastian Bellagamba speaking
ICANN – Reflections on the evolution of the multistakeholder model in the context of the IANA Stewardship Transition 11:00-12:30
Workshop room 2
Sally Wentworth speaking
ISOC-APC-FGV – Community Networks: How to Build Connectivity? 15:00 – 18:00
Meeting room 5
Multiple ISOC staff
ISOC-IEEE-WEF-WB-ITU-UNESCO-IGF Secretariat Access and Sustainable Development event 13:00 – 18:00
Workshop Room 3
Joyce Dogniez and Desiree Miloshevic speaking
Mexico High-Level Day 0 event 10:00 – 18:00
Main Session Hall
Kathy Brown speaking
Creating spaces for multistakeholder dialogue in cybersecurity processes: successes and lessons learned 16:30-18:00                   Workshop room 10 Walid Al-Saqaf speaking

Seed Alliance /ISOC Cocktail IGF 2016 “Helping ideas grow”

17:00 – 22:00
Santo Coyote Cantina, Lerdo de Tejada 2379

Joyce Dogniez and Raùl Echeberrìa speaking

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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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