These types of sessions serve to present and discuss Internet governance academic and/or research initiatives or outputs such as research or think tank work, to launch Internet governance-related books and similar. Proposals should clearly state the relevance to Internet governance and IGF themes. Session content must adhere to the UN Code of Conduct. This sessions type can also be suitable for award ceremonies.
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 Launches and Awards slot through the application e-form.
Launches and Awards should focus on Internet governance-pertinent activities and allow sufficient time for questions and discussions. In addition, it is suggested Launches and Awards link to the IGF 2023 subthemes, selectable in the submission form:
IGF 2023 Subthemes
- AI & Emerging Technologies
- Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
- Cybersecurity, Cybercrime & Online Safety
- Data Governance & Trust
- Digital Divides & Inclusion
- Global Digital Governance & Cooperation
- Human Rights & Freedoms
- Sustainability & Environment
The inclusion of a background paper with the Launches and Awards request is encouraged. The standard durations to choose from are 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. For other types of specific requests, please email the IGF Secretariat.
Session support: Webcast: Yes | Transcription: No | Interpretation: No
The deadline for requesting Launches and Awards slots at the 18th IGF is 24 May 2023, 23:59 UTC.