Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A SIG is a non-geographical independent entity recognized by the Internet Society.

A SIG is formed by Individual Members of the Internet Society to pursue significant long-term activities that support the mission of the Internet Society.

SIGs have a global scope and have Individual Members of the Internet Society who are also members of a geographical Chapter.

You can find Internet Society Special Interest Groups (SIG) Outline here.

Join a SIG

Join a SIG today and help promote a particular cause related to the Internet. Find out more on our Join a Special Interest Group page.

Start a SIG

The application and charter process for SIGs will be the same as for geographical Chapters. Find out more on our Start a Special Interest Group page. Once you have successfully applied for the Chapter and have gone through the review process, you will receive the Internet Society Chapter Charter letter which outlines the support the Chapter will get from the Internet Society as well as the minimum standards you will need to uphold as an Internet Society Chapter.

SIGs connection to geographical Chapters

Collaboration between geographical Chapters and SIGs is highly recommended, as the local dissemination of information and impact will be crucial to the success of the SIGs.

List of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

To join a Special Interest Group, find one that interests you and visit their website for details of how to join.

Blockchain SIG


Contact Name: Pindar Wong

Contact Email:

Community Networks SIG


Contact Name: Nicolás Echániz

Contact Email:

Cybersecurity SIG


Contact Name: Oscar Avila

Contact Email:

Internet of Food SIG


Contact Name: Johan Jorgensen

Contact Email:

Internet of Things SIG

Contact Name: Yuri Kargapolov

InterPlanetary Networking Chapter


Contact Name: Michael Snell

Contact Email:

Chartered February 2014

Women SIG

Contact Name: Angelica Contreras

Contact Email:

Youth SIG


Contact Name: Adela Goberna

Contact Email: