Town Halls are interactive sessions organized by entities dealing with Internet governance-related issues of international scope. Through town hall sessions, stakeholders exchange views on topical and even controversial Internet governance issues. This session type is particularly suitable for current and emerging issues.
Organizations dealing with Internet governance issues of international scope, organizations wishing to present their work in the global Internet governance ecosystem and who can clearly outline the Internet governance-related objective to be achieved through this session, are invited to submit requests for a Town Hall slot through the application e-form.
Town Halls should focus on Internet governance-pertinent activities and allow sufficient time for questions and discussions. In addition, it is suggested Town Halls link to the IGF 2022 themes, selectable in the submission form:
IGF 2022 Themes
- Connecting All People and Safeguarding Human Rights
- Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
- Governing Data and Protecting Privacy
- Enabling Safety, Security and Accountability
- Addressing Advanced Technologies, including AI
The inclusion of a background paper with the Town Hall request is strongly encouraged. The standard durations to choose from are 30 and 60 minutes.
Session support: Webcast: Yes | Transcription: Yes | Interpretation: No
The deadline for requesting Town Hall slots at the 17th IGF is 10 June 2022, 23:59 UTC.