2020 Middle East Chapters Meeting

23 October 2020, 11:00 – 14:15 UTC

11:00 – 12:15

Session 1: Grow and Strengthen the Internet

- Introduction: Get to know each other
- Latest updates in the region and Internet Society’s role and contribution, Nermine El Saadany, Regional Vice President, MENA
- Presentation on Internet Growth, Jane Coffin, Senior Vice President, Internet Growth
- Presentation on Strong Internet, Joseph Hall, Senior Vice President, Strong Internet
- Q&A
Open to members selected by the Chapters only
12:15 – 12:30

Coffee Break in the Hub with possibility for side talks

12:30 – 13:45

Session 2: Projects

4 sessions in parallel


- Infrastructure and Community Development
- Community Networks
- Encryption
- Internet Way of Networking

Teams will break into different rooms based on their selected project: 4 rooms, 1 room per project. Challenges and solutions will be discussed in details.
Open to members selected by the Chapters only
13:45 – 14:15

Session 3

Round table setting with projects leads and participants together to reflect on 1st day.

This session will include discussing the after-activity initiative of the participants.
Open to members selected by the Chapters only

Day 2: 24 October 2020, 12:00 PM UTC until the fun is over

12:00 – 13:00

Session 1: Build, promote and defend the Internet

- Starting up Coffee
- Overview of the Internet Society’s 2025 strategy and 2020 Action Plan:
Working with Chapters and individual members to build, promote and defend the Internet, Joyce Dogniez, Vice-President, Community Engagement
- Guest Speaker from the community
- Guest Speaker from the African Community
- Open Dialogue
Session open to all members
13:00 – 14:00

Break in The Hub – Go together to the Hub

Session open to all members
14:00 – 15:15

Session 2: How to plan and Budget a project

- How to write down a good plan: Proposal and Budget
- Q&A session
- Planning activity
Session open to all members
15:15 – 15:30

Short break in our special Hub

Teams and planning expert will gather again to comment on the plans
Session open to all members
15:30 – 16:30

Parallel Sessions

Session 3: Routing Security

Session 4: Internet Way of Networking
Session open to all members
16:30 – 17:30

Online party

Online games and fun. Announce the results of the contest that was started 2 weeks before the activity
Session open to all members
Date and Time

Friday 23 October 2020 –

Saturday 24 October 2020