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OECD Ministerial 2016

The 2016 Ministerial Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) takes place June 21-23, 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. The full title of the event is the "OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity".

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Blog Posts

We published these posts with reports about activities, news, or remarks:

We published these posts about the event and activities of the week:

Additionally, IETF Chair Jari Arkko published the text of his remarks at the ITAC Forum over on the IETF blog:

Internet Society or IETF Activities

The Internet Society had a team at the OECD Ministerial active in a range of workshops and sessions. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Chair Jari Arkko was also present.

The list below indicates ISOC or IETF participation in sessions.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST, UTC-5). Note: This is one hour different from the eastern United States that is using Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-4).

Tuesday, 21 June - ITAC Forum

The OECD's Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) held an all-day " ITAC Forum". The Internet Society is one of the 27 member organizations of ITAC.

9:00-9:30 – Opening and Keynote address

  • IETF Chair Jari Arkko delivered the keynote

9:30-10:45 – Panel: Getting the Ball Rolling: IPv6 Adoption Since 2008

  • Internet Society Board of Trustees member Hiroshi Esaki on panel

11:00-12:15 – Panel: Open Standards for an Open Internet of Things

11:30-12:30 - The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) held a press conference launching their final report. Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown will be in attendance.

14:00-15:30 – Panel: A collaborative approach to Internet Security

Wednesday, 22 June

11:40-1:00pm - Opening Plenary and OECD Stakeholders' Armchair Discussion

  • Internet Society President and CEO Kathy Brown speaking as the ITAC representative

16:45-18:30 - Panel: Stimulating Digital Innovation across the Economy

  • Internet Society Board of Trustees member Hiroshi Esaki on panel

Thursday, 23 June

9:00-10:45 - Panel: Improving networks & services through convergence

  • IETF Chair Jari Arkko on panel

11:15-13:00 - Panel: Skills for a digital world

Thank you for reading about our activities at this meeting!