The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!
The Internet Society’s IGF Ambassadors programme provides the following support to participants:
A round-trip, economy class airline ticket to attend the meeting
Hotel accommodation for the duration of the meeting
US$400 stipend to offset incidental expenses
A certificate of participation after successfully participating in the IGF Ambassadors programme.
Participants should be prepared to pay for any other travel expenses not specifically outlined above. These may include, for example, visa application fees, travel needed to obtain a visa, travel medical insurance, and other related expenses. To avoid undue expenses, it is best that applicants confirm that a host country visa-issuing embassy is available in their country or within close proximity before applying for the IGF Ambassadors programme. Ambassadors may wish to use part of the $400 stipend to offset incurred costs, but please be aware that the stipend is not paid until the Ambassador arrives at the meeting.
Conversation with Steve Crocker and Vinton Cerf, two of the Internet’s founding fathers. Crocker established protocols necessary for the workings of the Internet, and Cerf, a computer scientist, was instrumental in the development of the first commercial email system.
The recorded video is at page http://wwwhatsup.com/c+c/cerf+crocker_smithsonian_11-9-2011.flv
A better video may be available after some time.
Afilias, NIXI, NamesBeyond sponsored our IPv6 Workshop, Seminar and a Discussion on Core Internet Values at Chennai during June 26-29. We thankfully acknowledge the support from our sponsors.
Both the events on June 26 were webcast live to external audience with help from Joly MacFie of ISOC New York. The Webcasts are archived at http://www.livestream.com/internetsocietychapters/folder?dirId=66211246-2197-4f71-a994-adebb20b91cb
IPv6 Seminar, June 26 10 am – 12 30 pm, IIT Research Park, Chennai
Dr Olivier Crepin LeBlond, Chair of ICANN At Large chaired the session with Sebastien Bachollet, Member, Board of Directors of ICANN, Srinivas Gudipudi of Tech Mahindra, Shankar Vridhagiri of Sify Technologies and Srinivas Chendi from APNIC by remote on the panel. The session was webcast for remote participation by Joly MacFie of ISOC New York together with Chandramohan of the Chennai Chapter.
Discussion on Internet for the IT Sector: the impact of altered Core Internet Values in Business, June 26 4.30 pm – 7 pm, IIT Research Park, Chennai
Dr G V Apparao, VP Technology at Cognizant Technology Solutions joined Olivier Crepin LeBlond and Sivasubramanian M as panelists in the Core Values session chaired by Sebastien Bachollet. This session was webcast with good remote participation from ISOC Chapters and At Large from around the world.
ISOC India Chennai APNIC IPv6 Workshop, June 27 – 29, IIT Research Park, Chennai
Nurul Roman Islam from APNIC trained 60 participants from all over India during this program. There is still a waiting list for participation and we hope to work with APNIC to organize more programs on IPv6.
Visit to Cognizant and Sify
We visited Cognizant and Sify.
Discussion on Online Safety for School Children, Good Shepherd Convent, Chennai, June 29, 1.30 – 3 00 pm
The program at the School was not originally scheduled, but was arranged at short notice by Sarto Rajendran of the Chennai Chapter. 450 Students participated. There were 21 questions on Online Safety, some of which were high-tech questions.
Kevin Kelly has been publisher of the Whole Earth Review, exec editor at WIRED, founder of visionary nonprofits, and writer on biology and business and “cool tools.” He’s admired for his new perspectives on technology and its relevance to history, biology and religion.
At the 2007 Entertainment Gathering Conference Kevin Kelly shared a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days?