IGF 2023 Call for Networking Sessions

Networking sessions are interactive gatherings of stakeholders interested in the same or a similar issue on Internet ‎governance. Their open (in the case of face-to-face events - open-seating) formats are spontaneous ‎and can serve as icebreakers, prompting quicker ways for people to get to know each other. ‎Networking sessions are also a suitable session type for social gatherings, or for gatherings of people ‎and organizations from a particular region, stakeholder group, or area of activity.‎

Organizations active in the Internet governance ecosystem, 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 session slot through the application e-form.  

Networking Sessions should focus on Internet governance-pertinent activities. In addition, it is suggested they 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 standard durations to choose from are 30, 45 or 60 minutes. For other types of specific requests, please email the IGF Secretariat. 

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The deadline for requesting Networking Session slots at the 18th IGF is 24 May 2023, 23:59 UTC​.