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Participate in IGF Meetings: how to request the Floor?

IGF meetings attendees have the option to participate onsite or online. Or even both, as an onsite but also simultaneously registered online participant is able to take advantage of both, formal discussions in the room and virtual chat discussions. At IGF, both types of attendants have access to IGF's common and open Floor Request system to facilitate their interventions in in-room discussions. Therefore, both types of attendance have the same priority to ask for and take the floor.

Please find the instructions and explanation for the Floor Request system below:

  • To access the Floor Request system and the current speaking queue, please click on any of the left-side links at the table below, according to the room where the meeting is happening. (You may be asked to log in to the website with your registration credentials - if you do not have an account yet, create one easily, by clicking on the button "Create new account", when asked). Note: The links below will only become effective during IGF 2019

Access the Floor Request System Access the current Speaking Queue
Main Hall / Estrel Saal A Main Hall / Estrel Saal A
Raum I Raum I
Raum II Raum II
Raum III Raum III
Raum IV Raum IV
Raum V Raum V
Saal Europa Saal Europa
Convention Hall I - C Convention Hall I - C
Convention Hall I - D Convention Hall I - D
Estrel Saal B Estrel Saal B
Estrel Saal C Estrel Saal C

The public view of each room's speaking queue is also available from the right-side links, without the need to login. They display floor requests in the order received.

  • When you have accessed the system, it will be presented a short form with your name and a Hand Up button at the left and the current speaking queue at the right. To ask for the floor, please click on the Hand Up button. (In special cases, the form may have some additional identifying options based on your registration status -if you are a MAG member or remote hub representative, for example-). An image with the system aspect is shown below:

Hand Up System Aspect

  • Once you have requested to speak, you will appear in the queue and you will not be able to make a new request until your intervention is over. Note: If you are in the queue, but decide you do not want to speak and would like to be removed, you can click into your request's selecting "Hand Down": your request will be taken out of the queue and hold in the left side of the screen. The request can similarly be edited again if you want to be put back into the queue.

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