IGF 2024 Call for Launches and Awards

These types of sessions serve to launch an Internet governance-related initiative or publication, or to host award ceremonies. Proposals should clearly state the relevance to Internet governance and the IGF themes. 

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 2024 subthemes, selectable in the submission form: 

IGF 2024 Subthemes 

  • Harnessing innovation and balancing risks in the digital space
  • Enhancing the digital contribution to peace, development, and sustainability
  • Advancing human rights and inclusion in the digital age
  • Improving digital governance for the Internet We Want

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 19th IGF is 5 May 2024, 23:59 UTC​.