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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. When a meeting is running, 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 see the instructions and explanation for the Floor Request system below:

  • To access the Floor Request system and see 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. If you are not sure, please use "Main Room". (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 for the credentials).
Access the Floor Request System in a new page See the current Speaking Queue in a new page
Main Room Main Room
Auxiliary Room Auxiliary Room

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, you will see the current speaking queue at the left, and a short form with your name and a Hand Up button 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-). Please, see an image below:

Hand Up System

  • 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 and select "Decline to speak for now" and your request will be taken out of the queue and hold in the right side of the screen. The request can similarly be edited again if you want to be put back into the queue.


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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) 229 173 678

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