On Thursday, July 14, thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC for Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) – the preeminent conference on Internet governance in the United States.

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Infographic published by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) “No one person, company, organization or government runs the Internet — and the same goes for its governance.” – ICANN 

Public Interest Registry is a long time supporter of the IGF-USA which is a multi-stakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. This year’s conference will feature major keynote speakers and panel discussions focused on critical Internet policy issues including:

* The IANA Transition

* ICANN Accountability

* Managing Opportunities and Risks of the Internet of Things and Big Data

* Expanding Broadband Access

* Promoting Human Rights Online

* Privacy v. Security

* Digital Trade

Interested in attending IGF-USA? Eventbrite registration required – click here.

Key Details
What: Internet Governance Forum – USA 2016
When: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8 a.m.
Where: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) – 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

About IGF
The Internet Governance Forum was established by the World Summit on the Information Society in 2006. Since then, it has become the leading global multi-stakeholder forum on public policy issues related to Internet governance. More specifically, it gives stakeholders from developing countries the opportunity to engage in the debate on Internet governance alongside developed nations, thereby allowing these stakeholders to build knowledge and skills that will facilitate their participation in existing Internet governance institutions.

It is important to note that IGF is an open forum rather than a membership forum; It has no power of redistribution, and yet it has the power of recognition – the power to identify key issues that could affect future policies and agendas around the use and growth of the Internet.

Don’t forget! If you’d like to attend IGF-USA, registration is required – click here.