The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The venue of the meeting is Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC). The overarching theme for the meeting is: "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance" with the following subthemes.
Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo has issued an official invitation to the Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum Meeting. The draft programme paper for the 9th IGF is available. It is a rolling document which will be updated as the preparatory process for the Istanbul meeting progresses.
A provisional list of registered participants for the IGF 2014 meeting is now available.
[NEW] A new draft schedule (v0.2) for the 9th IGF Annual Meeting is available. Please note that this is a draft schedule and some modifications may occur.
[NEW] Remote hubs registration is now open (deadline 15 August).
Details on visas, accommodations, and other information can be found on the host country website - Igf2014.org.tr
IGF 2014 – Sessions
IGF Best Practice Forums
Open Call to join IGF Best Practices Forums Preparatory Process
All interested stakeholders are invited to join the the preparatory process for the 2014 Best Practice Forums.
A List of all workshop proposals and their respective status (accepted, merger, not retained) is now available. Workshop organisers can consult the Resource Persons List if they need to identify new panelists for their workshops.
IGF Open Forums
The deadline (11 May 2014) for submission of Open Forum proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum has passed.
IGF pre-events will be held on 1 September 2014. The deadline for requests (5 July) has passed. All requests will be reviewed by the IGF Secretariat, and slots will be allocated taking into account space availability and the requests received.
IGF Booth Requests
The deadline for booth requests (30 June) has passed.
The IGF Secretariat made a Call for Public Input for relevant policy questions to shape the discussions at the IGF 2014 meeting. The deadline for sending contributions (August 4) has passed. Submitted contributions have been compiled and published here.
The MAG Chair issued a Call for Information on concrete actions and decisions that have been taken by different stakeholders as a result of the engagement and discussions of Internet related issues at the various IGFs (international, regional or national). The deadline for sending contributions has passed. The full text of the call is available here. Submitted contributions have been compiled and published here.
Press Release: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jānis Kārkliņš of Latvia to be the Chair of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum.
Open letter to the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group and Stakeholders of the Internet Governance Forum by Mr. WU Hongbo Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
Virtual MAG Meetings - Summary Reports
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on intent of the United States to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions
The first round of Open Consultations and MAG meetings were held on 19-20 February 2014 in Room XIX at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Summary Report of the Open Consultations and MAG Meeting is available.
Preparing the 2014 IGF
Request for public input: The Secretariat put out a call for general reflections on IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014 and suggestions or ideas for issues to be discussed at the 2014 IGF. Responses to this call are available under Contributions related to the Open Consultations February, 2014. A synthesis paper of the contributions is available.