IGF 2024 Call for Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are fully in-person events that are brief, to-the-point, prepared presentation on a specific Internet governance issue.

Stakeholders with demonstrated interest in Internet governance and who can clearly outline the Internet governance-related objective to be achieved through this session, are invited to submit requests for session slot through the application e-form.  

Lightning Talks should focus on Internet governance-pertinent issues and activities. They should also 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 Lightning Talk request is encouraged. The standard durations to choose from are 20 and 30 minutes. 

Session support: Webcast: No | Transcription: No | Interpretation: No  

The deadline for requesting Lightning Talk slots at the 19th IGF is 30 April 2024, 23:59 UTC​.