Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017

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The complete IGF 2017 schedule is here.

The schedule below is for all of the events and sessions where Internet Society staff or trustees are involved.

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Day 0: Sunday, 17 December

When Where What Who
9:00-14:00 Salle 3, CICG CLX Collaborative Leadership Exchange Internet Leadership team
9:00-14:00 Salle 4, CICG “A rights-based approach to cybersecurity: A pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet?” co-organized with APC

Kathy Brown speaking

12:00-13:30 Salle 18, CICG “Towards a global citizens debate on the digital future: involving “day-to-day”citizens from all over the planet” Multiple ISOC staff
13:00-15:00 Salle 13, CICG UNESCO panel: Towards Meaningful Multistakeholder Mechanisms in Internet Governance Constance Bommelaer de Leusse speaking
15:00-18:00 Salle 18, CICG Unpacking the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2017 – Charting a forward course Olaf Kolkman speaking
16:00-18:00 TBC Day 0 session: Women and LGBTQI in the IGF Joyce Dogniez invited
16:30-18:00 Salle 14, CICG Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Olaf Kolkman speaking

Day 1: Monday, 18 December

When Where What Who
9:00-10:30 Room XXI, Palais des Nations Tackling gender divides: ICT and women’s economic empowerment (WS37)
(organized by ICC Basis)
Joyce Dogniez speaking
10:00-13:00 Room XVII Main session: Internet disruptions, encryption and data flows Raùl Echeberrìa is speaking
10:40-12:10 Room XXVII E CENB III Constance Bommelaer de Leusse and Raquel Gatto leading
Olga Cavalli (BoT) speaking
10:40-12:10 Room XXI Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Roundtable: Are we running out of resources & bandwidth? (WS4)
(organized by Tracy Hackshaw, ISOC Trinidad & Tobago Chapter)
Jane Coffin speaking
10:40-12:10 Room XII #WS50 “Data is the New Oil”: Shaping the Digital Economy of MENA
(proposed by ISOC Bahrain Chapter and ISOC India Trivandrum Chapter)
Walid Al-Saqaf (BoT) speaking
13:30-15:00 Room XXVI E Seed Alliance Ceremony Joyce Dogniez/Ilda Simao is participating – everyone invited
15:00-16:00 Assembly Hall Opening Ceremony President of Switzerland

UN Secretary-General (TBC)

16:00-18:00 Assembly Hall High Level Session: Shaping our future digital global governance Kathy Brown speaking

Day 2: Tuesday, 19 December

When Where What Who
10:40-11:40 Room XXIII DC3 Community networks meeting Jane Coffin, Sebastian Bellagamba
10-40-12:10 Room XXI E Digital Geneva Convention to protect cyberspace (WS34) Konstantinos Komaitis speaking
12:20-13:20 Room XI A OECD Project Going Digital (OF24) Olga Cavalli (BoT) speaking
13:30-15:00 Room XXVII E IGFSA General Assembly Mark Buell attending
15:00-16:00 Room XII Digital Transformation of the Lebanese Telecom Sector (OF22) Salam Yamout attending
15:00-16:00 Room XXI ISOC Open Forum Multiple ISOC staff, Frédéric Donck leading
15:00-16:30 Room XXVI Data Localization and Barriers to Crossborder Data Flows (WS32)
(Bill Drake organizing)
Raùl Echeberrìa speaking
15:00-16:30 Room XI A NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology Walid Al-Saqaf (BoT) speaking
15:00-16:00  XXIII E IGF Dynamic Coalition on IoT Sebastian Bellagamba speaking
15:00-18:00 Main Hall – Room XVII Main Session on Cybersecurity TBD
16:40-18:10 Room IX A Role of Internet Governance Content (WS168) Olga Cavalli (BoT) speaking
17:20-18:20 Room XXV E Between a rock and a hard place?: Identifying encryption policies that are human rights respecting (WS61) Constance Bommelaer de Leusse speaking
17:00-18:30 Room XVIII E ITU/UN Women EQUALS in Tech Awards Ceremony: Closing the gender digital divide Kathy Brown, Raùl Echeberrìa and Joyce Dogniez

Day 3: Wednesday, 20 December

When Where What Who
9:00-10:30 Room IX A Internet Inclusion Solutions: Shaping the Digital Future (WS58) Jane Coffin speaking
9:00-10:00 Room XXV E EQUALS in Tech Panel Discussion (OF26) Su Sonia Herring (past Ambassador) moderating
9:00-12:00 Room XXVI E Special session – “Data for Sustainable Development Road Maps” Salam Yamout speaking
9:00-10:00 Room XXIII E Fake news and possible solutions to access information (WS134),
discussion led by Young IGF
Walid Al-Saqaf (BoT) moderating
10:00-11:30 Room XVII E Main session TBD
10:10-11:40 Room XXV E BPF on Gender & Access Raquel Gatto attending
11:30-13:30 Main Hall – Room XVII NRI Main Session TBD
11:50-13:20 Room XXV E How can we limit the negative impact of Carrier Grade NAT technologies and boost IPv6 adoption? (WS214) Jan Žorž
11:50-13:20 Room XI A Multi-stakeholder consultation on defining Internet Universality indicators (WS53) Constance Bommelaer de Leusse speaking
12.20-13.20 Room XXIV E Next Generation Internet Open Forum – European Commision Frédéric Donck speaking
12:30-14:00 ITU The future of an open web Konstantinos Komaitis speaking
13:30 -15:00 Room XXV E APC Global Information Society Watch Launch Walid Al-Saqaf (BoT) attending
15:00-16:00 Room XXI E Geneva platform for global digital governance (OF77) Raùl Echeberrìa speaking
15:00-16:30 Room XXII E Policy and technology approaches for expanding broadband to rural and remote areas (WS160) Sebastian Bellagamba speaking
15:00-16:00 Room IX A BPF on Cybersecurity TBD
16:00-18:00 Room XVII E Main Session on Gender Raquel Gatto organizing, Joyce Dogniez speaking
17:20-18:20 Room XXVII E What are future scenarios for the global cooperation in cybersecurity field? (WS182) Constance Bommelaer de Leusse speaking

Day 4: Thursday, 21 December

When Where What Who
9:00-10:00 Room IX A Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Raquel Gatto participating
10:00-13:00 Main Hall – Room XVII E Digital Transformation: How Do We Shape Its Socio-Economic and Labor Impacts for Good? Walid Al-Saqaf (BoT) speaking
11:20-12:20 Room XXV E Strengthening capacities in international Internet governance (OF94), organized by ITU Constance Bommelaer de Leusse speaking
11:50-13:20 Room XII A BPF on Local Content Raquel Gatto, Jane Coffin attending
12:20-13:20 XXII E Islands surrounded by Land and Sea: The road to full connectivity for LLDC’s LDC’s and SIDS (OF95), organized by Miguel Candia – Paraguay Jane Coffin speaking
15:00-17:00 Open Mic
17:00-18:00 Closing Ceremony
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Date and Time

Monday 18 December 2017 –

Thursday 21 December 2017


Palais des Nations

Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10

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