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About Internet Society 19 August 2020

Chapterthon 2020: A Time for Internet Society Chapters and SIGs to Shine

Stine Philipsen
By Stine PhilipsenChapters and Individual Members Coordinator

The Internet Society 2020 Chapterthon is live and moving fast! We’re so excited to see the applications that have already ticked in.

What is Chapterthon?

Chapterthon is an opportunity for Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to engage their members in a worldwide Internet Society competition. Out of dozens of applicants, one Chapterthon winner is selected and awarded prize money. But the real winner is the global community, who benefit from projects that help people connect to the Internet and help them do it securely.

This year is different – one that’s been full of difficulties, but also tenacity, creativity, and uplift. So we’re doing Chapterthon a little differently, too. We’re dedicating it to the people and the medium helping us through.


I Heart the Internet

Internet Society Chapters and SIGs have developed innovative solutions to help their communities through COVID-19. We want to shine a light on their work and make sure it becomes a resource for all. So we’re asking Chapterthon participants to submit tutorials and manuals for their creative and impactful projects. These blueprints will become part of the “I Heart the Internet Knowledge Hub,” a resource for peers and partners around the world to broaden the impact of their innovations and solutions.

Members: This is your time to shine! 

All Chapter members are encouraged to pitch their project ideas to their Chapters. Send your idea and an estimated budget to the Chapter Board. To help prepare your application, download the questionnaire.

The Chapter Board is responsible for selecting and submitting the project that will represent the Chapter in the Chapterthon. Only one project can be presented per Chapter. Only applications submitted via MemberNova within the deadline will be accepted. Projects must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

Good luck with your 2020 Chapterthon submissions!

We can’t wait to see how you are helping to ensure the Internet continues to be a lifeline, enriching people’s lives during this crisis and in the years to come.

Learn more about Chapterthon 2020!


Image by Jakob Owens via Unsplash

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