The final day of the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF2015) promises to be another day packed full of great sessions, with our President/CEO Kathy Brown highlighting human rights and ISOC Board of Trustee member Narelle Clark participating in a session on the IANA stewardship transition. You can see our schedule of Internet Society-related sessions at:
Also, the IGF Daily Number 4, out today, contains a half-page interview on page 3 with our President / CEO Kathy Brown as well as background on what happened yesterday, particularly around the zero-rating discussion.
I’ll also note that on Day 3 there was a great deal of discussion about encryption – and I’d point you to our encryption page featuring our policy positions, blog posts and projects. Zero-rating and network neutrality also created a passionate discussion – you may find our policy brief on network neutrality to be useful!
So… on to Day 4’s schedule! This final day is actually the one with the most sessions involving ISOC staff or trustees.
09:00 – 10:30 BRT
The day begins with five simultaneous sessions in the 09:00 – 10:30 BRT (UTC-3) block:
- In Workshop Room 5, ISOC Trustee Narelle Clark will be discussing the IANA Stewardship Transition in WS 72: IANA functions transition: A New Era In Internet Governance?
- Meanwhile in Room 10 in WS 82: IGF beyond 2015: Extend mandate, strengthen institution, Dawit Bekele and Raùl Echeberria will be discussing the need to ensure the renewal of the IGF’s mandate as part of the upcoming WSIS+10 review in December in New York.
- In Room 7, Jane Coffin and Sebastian Bellagamba will be talking about Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in WS 201: Ensuring sustainability for IXPs in the developing world.
- Over in Room 2, James Wood will be exploring the topic of how we best work on Internet governance issues together in WS 147: A network of virtual working spaces for Internet Governance?
- And finally, starting at 9:30am BRT, Nicolas Seidler will participate in the OECD Open Forum.
11:00 – 13:00 BRT
After a break, we then move into the 11:00 – 13:00 BRT block where we’ll again have five simultaneous sessions:
- Our President and CEO Kathy Brown will be in the Main Meeting Hall for the Human Rights on Internet session, which should probably generate some vigorous discussion.
- Over in Room 8 Raùl Echeberria will be looking towards the future in WS 54: The Destabilization of Internet Governance
- In Room 10, Sebastian Bellagamba will be talking about Internet governance activities in the LAC region in WS 136: Through the Looking Glass: enhanced cooperation in LAC.
- In Room 2, Raquel Gatto will be part of an exploration of extending Safer Internet Day in the region: WS 178: Beyond the tipping point: SID in the global South.
- And finally Frédéric Donck will be in Room 6 in European Broadcasting Union in partnership with EuorDIG organizer.
14:00 – 16:00 BRT
After lunch we’ll be involved with only two sessions in the 14:00 – 16:00 block:
- Raùl Echeberria will be in the Main Meeting Hall discussing The NETmundial Statement and the Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem
- Frédéric Donck will be in Room 8 talking about WS 223: Community Networks: a Revolutionary Paradigm
And after that we’ll all head to the Main Meeting Hall for the Closing Ceremony and the end of a very successful IGF 2015!
Throughout the day we’ll be providing updates on social media using the #IGF2015 hashtag, particularly on our @InternetSociety and @ISOCpolicy Twitter accounts. Please follow us there for more info – and if you are in Brazil at IGF 2015, please do stop by our ISOC booth and say hello to our staff and volunteers!
And with this post, our “ISOC at IGF” daily post series draws to a close. Thank you for reading and please do look back on our IGF 2015 blog posts and our main IGF 2015 page for more information about the event.
We look forward to working with all of you to connect the unconnected to a global, trusted Internet!
Image credit: photo of our chief economist, Michael Kende, speaking on the Day 3 panel about local infrastructure and local content.