Fifth Internet Governance Forum

14 September 2010 - 17 September 2010

Vilnius, Lithuania

Event description

DiploFoundation had a dynamic presence at IGF 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 14-17. Some 20 fellows, tutors, and staff were involved in panels, remote participation, workshops, the Village Square, social reporting, and other activities. Remote participation this year raised the bar to new heights with over 600 individuals connecting, and 33 remote hubs registered from all continents except Antarctica. Diplo online course coordinator Ginger Paque spoke for the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus at the opening session. Thousands of tweets, numerous blogs and commentaries are posted at www.igf2010.diplointernetgovernance.org. The Remote Participation Working Group on Remote Participation (RP) held a dynamic discussion which brought out new policy and issue developments, moving beyond RP as an application and technical resource, to a real Internet governance policy forum with discussion of vocabulary, definitions, and implications for access and inclusion. Watch for the discussion on RP at Discuss.diplomacy.edu The workshop on net neutrality was controversial in many ways, and the follow-up discussion may be even more important than the workshop itself. Two hours was just too short to discuss technical aspects, development and user issues. DiploFoundation had a dynamic presence at IGF 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 14-17. Some 20 fellows, tutors, and staff were involved in panels, remote participation, workshops, the Village Square, social reporting, and other activities. Remote participation this year raised the bar to new heights with over 600 individuals connecting, and 33 remote hubs registered from all continents except Antarctica. Diplo online course coordinator Ginger Paque spoke for the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus at the opening session. Thousands of tweets, numerous blogs and commentaries are posted at www.igf2010.diplointernetgovernance.org. The Remote Participation Working Group on Remote Participation (RP) held a dynamic discussion which brought out new policy and issue developments, moving beyond RP as an application and technical resource, to a real Internet governance policy forum with discussion of vocabulary, definitions, and implications for access and inclusion. Watch for the discussion on RP at Discuss.diplomacy.edu The workshop on net neutrality was controversial in many ways, and the follow-up discussion may be even more important than the workshop itself. Two hours was just too short to discuss technical aspects, development and user issues.