2015-07-16

Internet Governance Forum USA, LIVE Webcasts, Thursday, July 16

The Internet Governance Forum was created to support the United Nations Secretary-General in carrying out the mandate from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with regard to convening a new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue. Each year, leading up to the IGF, various national and regional IGFs tee up multi-stakeholder dialogues on a broad range of Internet policy issues. These discussions help to shape the ongoing policy discussions at the global IGF. Each region brings with it unique perspectives on how they have dealt with important policy concerns and can offer best practices on how to approach these issues to the global community. The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) serves as the IGF Secretariat. ISOC-DC strives to promote open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people worldwide. ISOC-DC brings together individuals from within the DC area, as well as abroad, to engage in events, discussions, and information exchanges to advance these goals. See program details further below and also at IGF-USA 2015 Program http://www.igf-usa.org/igf-usa-2015-program/ Program starts at 9:00 am EDT (US) (videos below)


IGF-USA video above - (see also panel workshop videos below)

Truth and Trolls: Dealing with Toxic Speech while Protecting Free Speech Online(above)

Digital Trade Agreements as a Strategy for Internet Governance (above)

Global Solutions for an Ethical IoT Built on Trust and Security (above)

IGF-USA 2015 Program Schedule and Keynotes:
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. OPENING COMMENTS AND WELCOME
9:20 am – 10:00 am Keynote: LARRY STRICKLING, NTIA
10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote: Vint Cerf, Steve Crocker
11:15 – 12:45 am Panel Workshops:
  • Truth and Trolls: Dealing with Toxic Speech while Protecting Free Speech Online
  • Global Solutions for an Ethical IoT Built on Trust and Security
  • Critical Internet Resources: An update on progress and challenges remaining for the transition of IANA stewardship and enhancing ICANN accountability
  • Digital Trade Agreements as a Strategy for Internet Governance
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm LUNCHEON Keynotes(s) – Julie Zolller, Dep’t of State; Kathy Brown, CEO of the Internet Society
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Panel Workshops:
The Politics of Innovation: Can the Internet Cause Too Much Disruption?
Encryption, Backdoors, Cybersecurity and Privacy
Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation
The State of Digital Rights and Free Expression Online
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Cathy Novelli – Connecting the World
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Plenary Panel on Connecting the Next Billion
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Closing Plenary – Recognition of Workshops and sponsors, presentation of messages to the IGF from any workshop sessions
6:00 pm – 7:15 p.m. Reception

IGF-USA 2015 Confirmed Keynotes
  • Catherine A. Novelli – Under Secretary of State & Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy.
  • Julie Napier Zoller – Senior Deputy Coordinator, U.S. Department of State
  • Lawrence E. Strickling – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Vint Cerf – Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Steve Crocker – Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICANN
  • Kathryn Brown – President and CEO, The Internet Society
IGF-USA 2015 Forum Topics
  • Encryption, Backdoors, Security and Privacy
  • The Politics of Innovation: Can the Internet Spur Too Much Disruption?
  • Truth and Trolls: Dealing with Toxic Speech while Protecting Free Speech Online
  • The state of digital rights and Free Expression Online
  • Critical Internet Resources: An update on progress and challenges remaining for the transition of IANA stewardship and enhancing ICANN accountability.
  • Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation
  • Global Solutions for an Ethical IoT Built on Trust and Security
  • The Digital Trade Imbalance: There is an imbalance in trade strategies between the US and many of its trade partners.
  • Connecting the Next Billion


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