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IGF 2021 Call for Networking Session Proposals

Networking sessions are interactive gatherings of stakeholders interested in the same or a similar issue on Internet ‎governance. Their open (in the case of face-to-face events - open-seating) formats are spontaneous ‎and can serve as icebreaker, prompting quicker ways for people to get to know each other. ‎Networking sessions are also a suitable session type for social gatherings, or for gatherings of people ‎and organisations from a particular region, stakeholder group, or area of activity.‎

Organization which demonstrates its existing operational work status in Internet ‎governance ecosystem and can outline Internet governance-related objective(s) to be achieved through the session are invited to submit requests for a session slot through the application e-form.  

These types of sessions should focus on Internet governance-pertinent activities. In addition, they could link to the IGF 2021 focus areas

IGF 2021 Main focus areas 

IGF 2021 Emerging and cross-cutting issue areas 

The standard duration for the session to choose from are 30, 45 and 60 minutes. For other types of specific requests, please email the IGF Secretariat. 
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The initial deadline for requesting the slot at the 16th IGF was 26 May 2021, 23:59 UTC​. The deadline is extended until 26 July, subject to the availability of the space and the overall stakeholder and regional balance of the programme.

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411