Bali and Beyond: An Internet Governance Forum Debrief

The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet SocietyFree Eventbrite registration required.

To be webcast live at:

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We will take questions from Twitter


Late last month, more than a thousand delegates from almost a hundred countries gathered for four days at the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss a wide range of issues related to the future of the Internet–from online privacy to management of domain names to NSA surveillance to human rights in cyberspace.  Much of the discussion in Bali revolved around a proposal by ICANN and the Brazilian government to hold a high-level conference on Internet issues in Brazil in late April or early May. The DC chapter of the Internet Society is convening an informal discussion about what happened in Bali–and what happens next–with regard to international Internet policy and business practices.

This will be an audience participation event.  More than a dozen IGF participants will be there to share their observations and experiences.  Whether you’re an IGF veteran or just curious about what happened there, come join the discussion and join the debate about how the Internet can and should evolve.

Discussion leaders:
David Gross, Wiley Rein
Gene Kimmelman

Michael Nelson – Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft

8:30 – 9:00 Networking and breakfast
9:00 –  9:30 Opening remarks and brief remarks by IGF participants
9:30 – 10:30 Group discussion


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