Internet Society, US Government, ICANN, at IGF 2015, Nov 9-13

Above: The meeting venue for Internet Governance Forum 2015. IGF 2015 will take place in the Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, João Pessoa, Brazil, opened to the public in 2014. The center's 48,600 square meters were built parallel to the PB-008 highway, opposite the Jacarapé beach, and comprising four buildings: a 55 meter observation tower, a 19,000 square meter exhibition pavilion, a conference center, and the Ariano Suassuna Theater, with 2,340 seats. Source: http://www.igf2015.br/

Internet Governance Forum 2015  #IGF2015
Mon-Fri 9-13 Nov 2015 (Day 0 - Day 4) at João Pessoa, Brazil
Date / Time (24hr) in João Pessoa:

The Internet Governance Forum page on IGF 2015 is here
IGF2015 Schedulehttp://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf-2015-schedule
IGF 2015 Official (Brazil) Websitehttp://www.igf2015.br/
IGF 2015 List of Accepted Workshops
IGF 2015 Remote Participation and Webcasts

The Internet Society (ISOC) has long been committed to the success of the IGF and will be there in numbers: Board Members, CEO, staff, members and fellows. ISOC invites everyone to the following two events (in person or remotely online):

Community meeting on Internet Governance challenges & WSIS+10 (ISOC Annual Event)
Day 0, Monday, 9 November, 13:00 – 14:00 local time, room 2
This meeting will be focused on the WSIS+10 Review, which will be held at the UN headquarters in New York in December. It will be an opportunity to exchange perspectives on key issues within the negotiations between all stakeholders, including the private sector, civil society and the Internet technical community. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend and participate in this open discussion.

Internet Society Open Forum at IGF - Connecting people across the globe
Day 2, Wednesday, 11 November, 11:00-12:00 local time, room 3
This annual event offers the opportunity to give an overview of the Internet Society’s mission, key activities and regional breadth. It will offer the opportunity to engage with senior members of staff, including Internet Society CEO, Kathy Brown and members of the ISOC Board.

You can find more on ISOC’s engagement at the IGF 2015, along with remote participation information and regular updates throughout the week on key developments: http://www.internetsociety.org/igf2015 Source: IGF 2015: Tackling key challenges with everyone at the table | Internet Society

U.S. Government Participation at the 2015 Internet Governance Forum: U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Larry Strickling, Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda will travel to João Pessoa, Brazil for the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF).. The United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society established the IGF in 2005 to address evolving questions related to such issues as access and connectivity, Internet economy and development, Internet governance, human rights and Internet freedom, and cyber security and trust with the multistakeholder community. This is the tenth IGF, and the theme this year is: “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development.” The IGF is a global, open, and inclusive venue in which attendees share views, concerns, and experiences on current Internet issues and, by doing so, demonstrate the value of the multistakeholder processes that have made the Internet an engine of global economic growth and innovation. The U.S. Government looks forward to the dialogue in workshops and other collaborations with Internet stakeholders, including members of governments, industry, civil society, academia, and the technical community. (Source: U.S. Government)

ICANN at IGF 2015: A number of ICANN Board Directors, community members and staff are participating in IGF 2015. ICANN is organizing a session on Day 0 (9-Nov) on the IANA Stewardship transition and ICANN accountability, and an Open Forum on Day 2 (11-Nov).

ICANN Accountability and Global Governance Discourse
When: Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:30 – 12:00
This panel discussion informs attendees of the latest developments in the IANA Stewardship transition and ICANN accountability processes and discusses influences on global governance discourse. Members of the various working groups and community leaders are taking part in this panel.

ICANN Open Forum
When: Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 09:00 – 10:00
The ICANN Open Forum aims to update participants on progress ICANN has made in key areas of its work since last year’s IGF in Istanbul. This is an interactive session where IGF participants get the opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with ICANN’s leadership and exchange views on various issues.

In addition, a number of IGF 2015 workshops have been organized by ICANN community members. More info here.


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