IGF 2019 Pre-Event #41
Leaving Hotel California: promoting alternatives to the Internet giants

Open-Xchange + OpenForum Europe


This will be an open brainstorming session on how to promote alternatives to the dominant Internet giants, aimed at anyone in any stakeholder group that wants to contribute; it is meant to feed into the panel with the same name that we have proposed for the main programme. This will allow us to invite and give voice to many more people; a report of this event will then be given at the beginning of the panel and submitted to panelists for comment, and all of this will then feed into the report of the panel itself. The actual structure of the event will be finalized later, but we plan to have a few initial presentations by experts to set the problem, followed by open discussion among all participants, breaking down the time into smaller slices on specific subsets of the issues.