[NEW] On behalf of the UN Secretary-General, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) invites all stakeholders to submit names of candidates to serve on the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG). The deadline for nominations is 16 December 2016. Please see the announcement for more information.
[NEW] The 2015 IGF Report (Parts I and II) now available:
[NEW] Three new session formats - Lightning, Corner and Uconference - will launch at the IGF this year. Learn more here.
[NEW] Onsite registration to attend the IGF will be available from Saturday, 3 December, at the Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (PALCCO) in Jalisco, Mexico.
Participants are still strongly encouraged to register online as early as possible until 17 November 2016 23:59 UTC - 11.
See the invitation from UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo.
Logistical details on travel to Guadalajara are available on the host country website, igf2016.mx
Online (remote) participants can register here.
For any registration-related questions, please contact the IGF Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[NEW] First time participating on-site at the IGF annual meeting? Find out more about the Newcomers Track
[NEW] Training of Remote Moderation and Online Participation for Remote Hubs and Panelists to be held in November 2016.
Registered organizers will be contacted for their attendance and they will also receive a quick manual for operation and good practices.
It is strongly recommended to attend the online training sessions with the same equipment that will be used at IGF 2016.
[NEW] The IGF Secretariat is now accepting requests to reserve bilateral meeting rooms at IGF 2016. Rooms will be available at the PALCCO Centre in Guadalajara from Day 0 (5 December) through Day 4 (9 December). Kindly contact the Secretariat at email@example.com with your request.
[NEW] Register your remote hub! Individuals interested in or planning to organize a remote hub ahead of IGF 2016 are encouraged to register as soon as possible by 27 October 2016 23:59 UTC - 11.
Remote hubs are the best way for groups to participate in the IGF online and provide input into the meeting. Learn more here.
[NEW] IGF Community Public Consultation: Ideas and Suggestions from IGF Retreat
Following the retreat held 14-16 July 2016 on “Advancing the Ten-Year Mandate of the IGF”, a compilation of the ideas and suggestions that emerged is now available for public comment. The compilation document is structured according to the retreat’s programme, outlining possible areas of improvement for the IGF in the ten years ahead. More information on the retreat itself is available here.
All IGF stakeholders are encouraged to share their comments and additional suggestions for review by the community, and as input to the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
□ IGF 2016 Workshop organizers are kindly reminded to update their workshop information, including agendas and additional speakers, by 2 September. Editing can be done here using the original proposal login details and form. For any questions, please contact the IGF Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
□ List of Selected Open Forums for IGF 2016 Available
□ IGF 2016 Workshops Evaluation Results Available
Click here to download PDF of the IGF Retreat Proceedings
IGF pre-events will be held on 5 December 2016. Organizations interested in arranging pre-events are invited to send their requests to email@example.com indicating: 1) the title and a short description of the event; 2) the number of people expected to attend the event; 3) the requested time slot.
Slots for pre-events will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, taking into account space availability and the request received.
Exhibition booths are available on a limited basis and upon request as part of the IGF Village at the annual meeting in Guadalajara. Please submit your request for a booth by email to firstname.lastname@example.org until Friday 29 July.
The IGF Secretariat received 260 proposals for workshops at IGF2016. Some figures on the proposals - including stakeholder and regional breakdowns - are available here.
Following the previously announced selection process, the individuals listed here have been selected by the UN Secretariat to participate in a two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-year mandate of the IGF".
The UN Secretariat would like to thank all individuals and organizations who took part in the nomination process. Further information on the substantive programme of the retreat can be found here and in the draft agenda; logistical details are available here.
A two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the IGF" will take place on 14-16 July 2016 in Glen Cove, New York. All relevant stakeholders, stakeholder groups and institutions were welcome to submit nominations for participants in the retreat before Tuesday 7 June. Detailed information is available here. FAQs on the Retreat are also available.
All IGF stakeholders were invited to submit their workshop proposals for the 2016 IGF, until Monday 6 June. Please click here for all relevant information, including:
An IGF Information Session was held during the annual WSIS Forum on Thursday 5 May. See the agenda.
Statement from Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo available here.
Full list of members available here.