31 August 2014

Internet Governance Forum, Istanbul, Sept 2-5, ICANN Activities

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ICANN activities at IGF 2014
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) | Internet Society: "The United Nations created the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) to continue the work of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The IGF has brought together people from government, private sector, technical community and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues at a series of annual meetings since 2006."

The ninth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-5

IGF 2014 Schedule

Update: Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Town Hall Meeting to take place at Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul - ICANN: "ICANN staff invites all interested stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Enhancing ICANNAccountability and Governance Process during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey. The Town Hall Meeting will provide an opportunity for an open dialogue to address and clarify any remaining questions about the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process."

Date/Time: Tuesday 2 September 2014 06:00-07:30 UTC (Time zone conversions can be found here) [2 AM EDT (US)]
Location: ICEC in the Topkapi A Room, Istanbul, Turkey

Remote Participation Information:
Online Meeting Room: https://intgovforum.webex.com/intgovforum/j.php?MTID=md43f4ed6d6fb2922239ea63ba730800f
Meeting Number: 959 336 622
Meeting Password: ICANN

Audio Conference Information:
Call-in toll number (UK): +44 203 478 5289
Global call-in numbers: https://intgovforum.webex.com/intgovforum/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=312692962&tollFree=0
Access code: 959 336 622

Other ICANN related events:
No. 185: WS185: ICANN Globalization and the Affirmation of Commitments Wednesday, September 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm

No. 191: ICANN Globalization in an Evolving IG Ecosystem Wednesday, September 3 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

IGF 2014: Main/Focus Session: IANA Functions: NTIA...: Friday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am Main/Focus Session: IANA Functions: NTIA's Stewardship Transition and ICANN's Accountability Process (Time Conversion)



As underlined in the Tunis Agenda, the IGF is a multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance. Given its inclusive nature, the Forum welcomes the participation of all stakeholders in the Internet governance ecosystem, including all entities accredited by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), as well as other institutions and individuals with proven expertise and experience in all matters related to Internet governance. The main theme of the ninth IGF is "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance" – a theme inspired by the location of the meeting itself and agreed upon after wide consultation among stakeholders. Discussions during the four-day meeting will address a wide range of Internet governance issues, grouped in the following sub-themes: Policies Enabling Access; Content Creation, Dissemination and Use; Internet as an Engine for Growth & Development; IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem; Enhancing Digital Trust; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources and Emerging issues. More than 100 different sessions are expected to be held, allowing for comprehensive debates reflecting the voices of various stakeholders from different parts of the world and building upon the discussions and outcomes of other Internet governance meetings, fora and organisations. The ninth IGF will also actively respond to the outcomes of the NETmundial by taking forward the issues discussed there in a variety of ways. The programme will also include orientation sessions and capacity building opportunities for those interested, as well as the possibility for national and regional IGF initiatives to share their respective work and experiences. (source: IGF)

More info on the IGF: Internet Governance Forum - Wikipedia

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