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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.

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.

Join a SIG

Are you passionate about a particular Internet issue? Perhaps you want to create a better world for women in tech, or you want to see better internet education and accessibility for those with disabilities. Wherever you are in the world, you can now unite with like-minded people in doing something about it by joining an Internet Society Special Interest Group or SIG.

Find a SIG that interests you in the list below and and visit their website for more details on how to join.

Join a SIG and help us promote a particular cause related to the Internet.

List of Special Interest Groups

Accessibility SIG

Website: a11ysig.org/

Contact Email: info@a11ysig.org

Blockchain SIG

Website: isoc-bsig.org

Contact Email: info@isoc-bsig.org

Community Networks SIG

Website: cnsig.info

Contact Email: contact@cnsig.info

Cybersecurity SIG

Internet of Food SIG

Internet of Things SIG

Website: iotsig.org

Contact Email: yvk2010@gmail.com

InterPlanetary Networking SIG

Website: ipnsig.org

Contact Email: mjjsnell@ipnsig.org

Chartered February 2014

Rural Development SIG

Youth SIG

Website: youthsig.org/

Contact Email: odjuventud@gmail.com

Start a SIG

If you feel passionately about a particular Internet-related cause, but you can’t find a Special Interest Group already dedicated to it, you can start your own.

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 SIG and have gone through the review process, you will receive the Internet Society SIG Charter letter which outlines the support the SIG will get from the Internet Society as well as the minimum standards you will need to uphold as an Internet Society SIG.

SIG and Chapter Stories

Read about amazing work our SIGs and Chapters do and join them. Together we can shape the Internet of tomorrow.
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