24 August 2014

World Economic Forum, ICANN, NETmundial Initiative, August 28

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is hosting a meeting of leaders from government, business, civil society and academia in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, August 28, to develop ways to help carry forward the spirit of NETmundial through further dialogue and concrete cooperation (Initiative description, FAQ and meeting documents below). All sessions and the press conference are to be Webcast live according to the WEF website, and in addition, there will be an active blog and discussion board established to facilitate a two-way flow of information with the public. Scheduled start time Thursday for the first session 11 am (Geneva/CEST) - 5 am EDT (US) - event time converter [streamed LIVE at expvc.com ]

NETmundial Initiative Brief (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Agenda (pdf)

Participants (pdf)

According to the WEF website, the "Initiative is being catalysed by the World Economic Forum in partnership with ICANN and a number of governments and non-state actors." The Initiative’s activities will begin with an initial series of dialogues in certain regions in 2014 and a global multistakeholder summit on Internet governance and cooperation during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters in January 2015. In addition, over the next six months a series of consultations with multiple stakeholders will be organized to inform and help shape the Initiative’s activities and ultimate organizational structure. These "open and inclusive discussions" will take place online and at Forum and other events around the world through the remainder of 2014. The Forum and its partners will work as a multistakeholder coalition to help guide and support the Initiative, supported by an interim steering committee during the initial phase of activities and consultations.

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