The Tenth Annual IGF Meeting is scheduled to take place in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10-13 November 2015.
[NEW] Overarching Theme and Sub-Themes
After consulting the wider Internet community and discussing the overarching theme of the 2015 IGF meeting, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”. This theme will be supported by eight sub-themes that will frame the discussions at the João Pessoa meeting:
- Cybersecurity and Trust;
- Internet Economy;
- Inclusiveness and Diversity;
- Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation;
- Internet and Human Rights;
- Critical Internet Resources;
- Emerging Issues.
Please refer to the MAG Chair's Blog for further information.
[NEW] Call for Workshop Proposals
The IGF Secretariat is issuing a call for workshop proposals for the IGF 2015 meeting. Interested individuals and entities are kindly asked to submit workshop proposals through the online form that will be available on the IGF website from 9 March 2015. The deadline for submission is 30 March 2015. Please note that there can be no extension of the deadline. Until the publication of the online submission form, workshop proponents are invited to consult the template of the submission form, the Guidelines for workshop proposals, as well as the MAG workshop review and evaluation process.
[NEW] Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
The second Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting in the IGF 2015 preparatory process will take place on 20-22 May 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland.
It is advisable that you make your hotel bookings as soon as possible.
Open Call for Input on Inter-Sessional Work
Following discussions and taking into account contributions from the community made to the IGF Open Call for Input on Inter-sessional Work last month, please find here a draft work-plan for the IGF inter-sessional activities. This is an initial draft; all comments are welcome, ideally by 17 Feb. (ahead of the next MAG call on 18 Feb.).
To comment on the draft we encourage all interested stakeholders to join the Inter-sessional working group mailing list.
Proposals for an overarching theme and sub-themes for IGF 2015
A list of all proposals for the IGF 2015 overarching theme and sub-themes (those made during the December meeting and those submitted during the online public consultations) is available. The MAG will now work on finalizing the themes.
Renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group
A press release announcing the renewal of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group has been issued.
Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
The first Open Consultations and Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting in the IGF 2015 preparatory process took place on 1-3 December 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland. These consultations also took stock of the IGF 2014 meeting, looking at what worked well and what did not.
The summary report of the meeting is available.
Taking stock of IGF 2014 and looking forward to IGF 2015
Stakeholders were invited to submit written contributions taking stock of the IGF 2014 meeting and looking forward to the IGF 2015 meeting, including suggestions on the format, schedule and themes. Eighteen contributions were received and they are available for public viewing.
A synthesis paper summarizing the received contributions is available. The paper in intended to form an input for the Open Consultations and MAG Meeting of 1-3 December 2014.
IGF 2014 Best Practice Forums Outcome Documents
The final outcome documents of the five Best Practice Forums held at the 2014 IGF meeting are now available, together with a general overview of the process. They reflect the rough consensus views of the lead experts and contributing stakeholders and make suggestions for future work.
The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The overarching theme for the meeting was: "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance" with the following subthemes.
The final Chair's Summary of the Ninth IGF Meeting is available.
Workshop Evaluation Forms are available.
The IGF 2014 Evaluation Survey is available.
Session transcripts and recordings
Transcripts of IGF 2014 sessions are available.
Video recordings of the IGF 2014 sessions are available.
IGF 2014 session reports are available.
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