Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Internet Governance Forum Begins Today; Participate Online for Free

The Internet Governance Forum begins today, and you can participate for free.  The theme for this year's event is "IGF 2010 – Developing the Future Together."

According to IGF, the "theme reflects the open and inclusive nature of the IGF with its multilateral, multi-stakeholder, democratic and transparent approach to discussions of Internet-related public policy issues. The Vilnius meeting will help articulate a view of how we can use the Internet for the benefit of all humankind, and how we can further address the risks and challenges ahead. Internet governance should not be seen as an end in itself, but as a means of achieving development for all as expressed in internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

In broad-based consultation with stakeholders, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group has prepared the following programme for the meeting:
• Managing critical Internet resources
• Security, openness and privacy
• Access and diversity
• Internet governance for development
• Taking stock of Internet governance and the way forward
• Emerging issues: cloud computing"

Learn more and participate via Webex, via webcast or read the meeting transcripts.
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