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Geneva, Switzerland  | 
18 Dec 2017 to 21 Dec 2017
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DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged at the 12th Internet Governance Forum, in Geneva and online. Join us for workshops and sessions, and stay tuned for just-in-time session reports and IGF Daily summaries. Visit also the Art @ IGF exhibition, and drop by at our booth!

Just-in-time reporting

The GIP Digital Watch observatory will provide just-in-time session reports from the IGF, and IGF Daily newsletters, which will be available on a dedicated webpage, at dig.watch/igf2017. A final report, published after the IGF meeting, will summarise the main themes. These will complement the dynamic updates offered through the observatory.

Art @ IGF: How digital arts can shape our digital future?

This project will connect digital policy with art in an interactive and interdisciplinary exhibition of digital issues. The exhibition will use a subway map as a journey metaphor to explore different Internet governance issues (infrastructure, security, human rights, etc.), each depicted as a subway line in a different colour on the exhibition floor. As participants follow the different lines, they arrive at subway stations where digital artists display their perceptions of the core digital policy issues of the day.

IGF participants are invited to the opening of ART@IGF, on Monday, 18th December, at 14.00 pm, at the Palais des Nations, on the first floor of building E.

Guided tours will be organised every day during lunchtime, to help participants navigate the exhibition. Interested in how artists see issues such as access or telecommunications infrastructure? Visit the exhibition and join the art ride!

Workshops

The GIP is co-organising the following workshops at the IGF:

Data governance and policy: Developing a curriculum (WS186) – Monday, 18th December, 09:00–10:30, Room XI - A

Data is at the core of modern society, from our digital footprint via e-mail and social media, through to big data analytics. Although data governance and policy require new skills and techniques, the demand for data policy experts is not being met by supply. This workshop will discuss a curriculum that should be used for capacity development, training, and academic activities to improve policy-making.

A Digital Geneva Convention to protect cyberspace (WS34) – Tuesday, 19th December, 10:40–12:10, Room XXI - E

As effective cybersecurity is critical to international peace and economic stability, the creation of a Digital Geneva Convention could play a central role in safeguarding citizens, infrastructure, and private companies around the world from state-led or state-sanctioned cyberattacks in times of peace. This workshop will bring together cybersecurity and technology policy experts from different stakeholder groups to raise awareness of the crucial issues of cybersecurity norms, the gap in international efforts, and reality, and to discuss a potential way forward.

In addition, the GIP and Diplo team will be involved in a number of other sessions, as speakers, in situ and online moderators, and rapporteurs.

Visit us at our booth

Diplo and the GIP will have a dedicated booth at the IGF Village (booth no 16). Visit us throughout the week, to get your copies of the IGF Daily newsletters, and other Internet-governance-related publications (including the latest issue of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter, the Introduction to Internet Governance book, and the IG Acronyms booklet).

Alumni gathering

Diplo alumni and friends are invited to Join us for a toast at 13.30 local time on Monday, 18th December at the cafeteria (first floor of building E) for mingling, updates on Diplo’s work and opportunities, and a photo op. Snacks and drinks will be included.

After the gathering, join us for the opening of the Art@IGF exhibition and an optional guided tour, plus an opportunity to pick up your signed copy of Diplo’s 'Introduction to Internet Governance' book.

 

Last updated: 13 December 2017

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