Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014

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Meeting Information

The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014.

The Theme for the 2014 meeting is: Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance. 

Sub-themes for the meeting:

  1. Policies enabling Access
  2. Content Creation, Dissemination and Use
  3. Internet as engine for growth & development
  4. IGF & The Future of the Internet ecosystem
  5. Enhancing Digital Trust
  6. Internet and Human Right
  7. Critical Internet Resources
  8. Emerging Issues
The 2014 Internet Governance Forum

The the 2014 Internet Governance Forum took place at a critical time and it’s clear that our fundamental goal – a world where everyone can access and develop a connected, borderless, permission-less, limitless Internet that creates opportunity and progress for all – is more urgent than ever.

But great challenges can generate great opportunities – and you can be a part of the solution.

As we head towards João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil the focus shifts towards national and regional IGFs to continue building on ideas and best practices and put them to work.

The IGF and You

The IGF is a global conference that allows anyone to participate and have their say on the future of the Internet.

It began over 8 years ago and is unique in its ability to build relationships and allow participants – both on the ground and remotely – to share ideas and experiences about what’s worked when it comes to key policy or technical issues related to the Internet in their business, cities, towns, or countries.

The 2014 IGF served as the first of its kind to feature Best Practice Forums that help develop tangible solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we face when it comes to the Internet today.

Meet our 2014 IGF Ambassadors.

About the IGF

The Internet Governance Forum is one of the most successful outcomes of the WSIS. It brings together governments, civil society, the private sector and the technical and academic community in an informal setting of open exchange, free from binding negotiations.

The IGF is a unique platform for all of these stakeholders to openly exchange perspectives and concerns on key issues that may affect the future of the Internet for billions of users. Issues dealt by the IGF include privacy, digital content, human rights, and interconnection.

Internet Society Preparatory Engagement

Internet Society Submission, IGF 2014 – Request for Public Input, 10 Feb. 2014

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Date and Time

Tuesday 02 September 2014 –

Friday 05 September 2014


Istanbul, Turkey

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