Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023

The 18th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 8—12 October 2023, in a hybrid format, accommodating participants onsite in Kyoto, Japan, and online.

The Internet Society is a longtime supporter of the IGF. We believe that the opportunities we can create by coming together with diverse stakeholders around common themes can help us combat the threats the Internet faces today.

We are attending the 18th annual IGF:

  • To advocate for an open, globally connected, trustworthy Internet for everyone by highlighting the current risks of Internet fragmentation. 
  • To spotlight and showcase the important work of the global Internet Society community.
  • To provide the knowledge and skills needed to a new generation of Internet leaders to defend the Internet and empower them to take action.
  • To support the IGF and its multistakeholder model in the context of the ongoing Global Digital Compact process and in preparation for WSIS+20. 
Our IGF Youth Ambassador Program

We also selected 16 young, passionate fellows to participate in our IGF Youth Ambassador Program, equipping the next generation of Internet leaders to collaborate and innovate for a better world. 

About IGF 2023

The theme for this year’s IGF is “The Internet We Want – Empowering All People”. The program is centered around the following sub-themes:

  • AI & Emerging Technologies 
  • Avoiding Internet Fragmentation    
  • Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
  • Data Governance & Trust
  • Digital Divides & Inclusion
  • Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
  • Human Rights & Freedoms
  • Sustainability & Environment
Date and Time

Sunday 08 October 2023 –

Thursday 12 October 2023


Kyoto, Japan and Online

Kyoto International Conference Center, 422 Iwakura Osagicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan