IGF Newcomers Track

IGF 2016 Newcomers Track: Transcripts, recordings and reports available on links below:

- Mentors Session

- Knowledge Cafés Sessions: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

The IGF 2016 Newcomers Track aims to help participants attending the IGF annual meeting for the first time, to understanding the IGF processes and to foster the integration of all new-coming stakeholders into the IGF community. 

Its focus is to make the meeting participant's first IGF experience as productive and welcoming as possible. 


What is the IGF? Webinar

Prior to the annual meeting, one webinar will be organized. The webinar will reflect the core IGF work processes, with focusing on the 2016 intersessional activities and the overall programme. This will help in understanding what should be your expectations from the annual meeting in Mexico.

Webinar scheduled to be on Monday, 28 November at 16:00 p.m. UTC. To regsiter for the webinar, please click here.

IGF update to the webinar, here.

Useful additional resource: IGF ABCs

Newcomers Mentor Session

During Day 0, on 5 December from 12:00 to 13:30 pm, there will be a 90-minutes long session, where the key IGF stakeholders will be speaking about the history of the IGF, its processes and community engagement.

Most of the time will be reserved for the participants attending for the first time, to ask anything they would like to ask about the IGF

'Knowledge cafés' sessions

During each of the Meeting Days, from 6 to 9 December, there will be a 45-minutes long 'Knowledge cafés' sessions, where the participants will be given an opportunity to have a casual, informal talk with some of the most experienced stakeholders from the IGF community. The main goal of these sessions is to create a friendly environment for the first-time coming participants to meet some of the most experienced IGF stakeholders, to learn a lot and most importantly, to network and engage.

The 'Knowledge Cafes' Sessions are scheduled to be during lunch, from 13.30 - 14.15 p.m.

The topics are the following:

6 December: Private sector and Technical community at the IGF: What is the role of these stakeholder groups within the IGF and ways for engagement? 

7 December: Governments and IGOs at the IGF: What’s the role of these stakeholder groups in the IGF processes and ways for engagement?

8 December: The role of Civil Society within the IGF: work modalities and ways for engagement

9 December: Wrap up: Taking Stock and How to engage in the IGF2017 community intersessional work 

Make sure you reserve your seat by selecting these sessions at the IGF interactive schedule.

Stay in contact: subscribe to the Newcomers Track mailing list by clicking on: [email protected]

In case you would like to know more, please contact the IGF Secretariat at: [email protected]