Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 1

Recent developments related to the Internet have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet, and its evolving role as critical infrastructure for the digital economy.

Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 2: The Technical Lens

This event is Part 2 of a four-part series of dialogues organized in response to recent developments related to the Internet that have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet.

Is the Internet Fragmenting, Part 3 The Business Lens

“The Business Lens” examines how technology choices and policy decisions that potentially fragment the Internet affect global commerce and economic growth. Microsoft and ISOC-DC are bringing together policy stakeholders, including government, the technical community, civil society, industry, and other organizations, to consider these issues more fully.

Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 4: The Policy Lens

The discussion, the final in a four-part series that has explored multiple facets of fragmentation, will bring together stakeholders from government, industry, civil society, and the technical community to examine how policy decisions can lead to fragmentation, and the impact of such fragmentation on the digital economy globally and nationally.

Visions of the Internet from Delhi, Wuzhen, Geneva, and Everywhere Else

In addition to discussing IGF2017, which was held from December 18 to December 21 in Geneva, participants discuss their observations from the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) held in November in New Delhi, India, as well as the 4th annual World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China, in December.

The Role of Governments in Internet Governance

The debate over the role of governments in the realm of Internet governance stems in large part from the inherent contradictions between governments and governance and the Internet and the tensions that have played out over time between policy makers and the Internet governance community as a result of those tensions.

Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance

  Scenarios for the Future of Internet Governance Hosted by the DC Chapter of the Internet Society and the Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University Panel 1: What is the IANA Function? What led to the US decision to reduce its role in...

DNS Forum – Day 2

On Day 2, discussions continued on the implications of privacy and security policies for these technical operators and how the technical community can best engage in the evolving multistakeholder model.

DNS Forum – Day 1

On Day 1, Public Interest Registry, CENTR, LACTLD, i2Coalition, and ISOC-DC brought together a diverse group of experts to discuss the impacts of policy on DNS (domain name system) technical operators.

Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

Pathfinder 2 – Internet Capacity Building for Social Good

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

Pathfinder 2 – Internet Capacity Building for Social Good

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, (GKPF), and its partners launched the Pathfinder Initiative to to help build effective Civil Society Internet use strategies. Civil Society Internet Awareness and Capacity Building offers an opportunity to learn about strategies and solutions for your organization.

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January 12, 2018
  • Digital Preservation: Policy Challenges (with Vint Cerf)

    January 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Description:
    In 2018, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), with the support of Google, has embarked on a new project to explore and define Digital Preservation principles, protocols, and practices.

    The first event, in this two-part series, is presented in partnership with the Greater Washington DC Internet Society Chapter (ISOC-DC). It focuses on the policy aspects of digital preservation: Is there a role for regulators? Should there be global standards? Should those standards be patent-free? There is much to talk about!

    REGISTER:
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    DATE AND TIME:
    Fri, January 12, 2018
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

    LOCATION
    Google
    25 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
    #900
    Washington, DC 20001

    While in-person participation is recommended, the session will be livestreamed via the following channels:

    https://livestream.com/internetsociety
    https://www.facebook.com/isocny/
    https://www.facebook.com/InternetSociety/
    Remote participation via Twitter: @isocny + #digitalpreservation

    Please join us in person or online for an invigorating and informative conversation!
    If you’re attending the D.C. event, please note that parking is available beneath the building and is reachable from Massachusetts avenue.

    ABOUT DIGITAL PRESERVATION
    Our culture and society has been enriched by the creation and proliferation of the Internet. Information has become increasingly more accessible and has enabled so many of us to become active creators rather than passive consumers of content. With that, we’re experiencing an explosive growth of digital data, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day and that data needs a place to live.

    Not only does our data need a place to live, but it needs a place to survive into the future. What happens if years from now, we are no longer able to access our photos, documents, music — essentially all the records of our lives? We will not only be forgotten, but we’ll be thrusting the future into a ‘digital dark age’.

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January 22, 2018
  • Global IGF recap, Visions of the Internet

    January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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