IGF 2023 Call for Town Halls

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 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 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 18th IGF is 24 May 2023, 23:59 UTC​.