Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2017

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
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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