IGF 2024 Call for Workshop Proposals

All stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for workshops at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) through the workshop application e-form. The deadline is 30 April 2024, 23:59 UTC.

For more detailed information, read the IGF 2024 Workshop Submission Manual or the summary below.


Four Subthemes in the IGF ‎‎2024 Programme

The IGF 2024 programme will be organized according to the following four 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 subthemes above were decided on during the IGF 2024 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, after reviewing inputs from the IGF 2024 thematic and stocktaking calls. The IGF’s thematic inputs and stocktaking processes are open to everyone. They form the basis of the MAG’s discussions and ensure programme topics are those deemed most critical and timely to Internet governance stakeholders and societies at large. The overarching theme of IGF 2024 is “Building our Multistakeholder Digital Future”. 


IGF 2024 Workshops

Proposers are invited to make submissions under the following subthemes:

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

It is important that the organizers of the proposed workshops prepare their proposals clearly aligned to one of the subthemes described above.

Proposers should note that proposals must be submitted in English for consideration. While the IGF strives to be as multilingual as possible, English is its working language and, currently, interpretation is not provided for workshops.

Proposers should also take note of the limitation of three (3) proposals per submitter.


Criteria for Workshop Evaluations

The five major criteria in the evaluation process will centre around:

  • Proposed Topic – its relevance to Internet Governance and proper alignment with one of the 4 subthemes
  • Workshop Content – including its substantive quality, and the innovative and best practices
  • Policy Question(s) – including whether they relate closely to the proposed topic and connect to outcomes
  • Engagement & Hybrid Strategy – whether the proposal lays out an effective strategy for interactive engagement of participant and takes the hybrid nature of the meeting into account
  • Diversity – along different vectors of diversity, as described below

Regarding the last criterion, proposers are strongly advised to pay attention to diversity of perspective, supported by experience, gender, region, stakeholder group, and inclusion of youth, persons with disabilities and persons from other under-represented or marginalised groups, within their organizing teams as well as listed speakers, as these will be reviewed against the key diversity measure.

Proposers should list a minimum of three provisionally confirmed speakers and limit their number of speakers to no more than five (including the moderator) wherever possible. While the latter is not disqualifying, excessive numbers of speakers will result in lower support for the proposal.

All proposers should consult the links below for details.


RESOURCES ON IGF 2024 WORKSHOPS:


The final selection of workshops will take place during the IGF 2024 Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, scheduled for the 26 to 28 June 2024 in Geneva.