[discuss] Get involved in IGF 2015 preparations!

Constance Bommelaer bommelaer at isoc.org
Tue Feb 10 15:45:28 UTC 2015

Dear all,

This is to inform you of recent developments on the front of preparations for IGF 2015.

Echoing some of the priorities of the UN's upcoming Sustainable Development Summit, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) decided to retain as a main theme for IGF Brazil (10-13 Nov.): "Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development".

This theme will be supported by eight sub-themes that will frame the discussions at the João Pessoa meeting: Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness; Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources; Emerging Issues.

Work is also underway to further develop the IGF's inter-sessional activities such as the Best Practices Forums<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/best-practice-forums>. The community's input will be critical to help the Forum work towards more tangible outputs. Please get involved by joining this mailing list<http://intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/intersessional_2015_intgovforum.org>.

Now is also the right time for you to submit workshop proposals. The submission form template as well as guidelines for proposals are available on the IGF's website<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/>. Submissions will be accepted until 30 March.

Finally, for additional background on this year's preparations, I encourage you to read Janis Karklins's (Chair of the MAG) blog<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/magabout/mag-chair-s-blog>.

Best regards,

Constance Bommelaer
Senior Director, Global Policy Partnerships
The Internet Society

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