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This is the IGF 2010 discussion group - a place to network online before and during the event.

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(obs.: this is a broader group for everybody. If you are part of the Diplo delegation, please also join this group: Diplo@IGF2010 which is specific for DiploFoundation activities)

Are you interested in the Internet Governance Forum 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania? Here are some practical ideas and suggestions to start. Feel free to continue the discussion on the forum.

1. Workshop organization

One of the great ways to connect and share ideas, promoting your projects, vision and work is the organization of a Workshop.

IMPORTANT: The www.intgovforum.org website indicates that the deadline for workshop proposals is 15 April!

Example of a workshop held in IGF09. Credit: Seiiti Arata

To make your proposal, contact your partners and start drafting! Remember that according to the first draft of the programme paper (a must-read!) your proposal must include many different points of view:

Workshops are designed to explore detailed issues related to the main themes from different perspectives. As in previous years, workshops must include a balance of stakeholders and viewpoints in order to be accepted into the programme.

The aim of the best practice sessions is to demonstrate, in a multi-stakeholder environment, some of the best practices that have been adopted with regard to the key IGF themes in general and to the development and deployment of the Internet in particular. The sessions can have either a thematic or a country focus. The presentations should be based on a common template. Presentations should not only cover practices that were successful, but also focus on challenges and mistakes. Thus, ‘lessons learned’ are an important output of these sessions. The aim is to provide a space to discuss what constitutes a ‘best practice’ and share relevant information that can be transferred to other situations and strengthen capacity-building activities.

To the extent possible, workshops topics that are closely related will be scheduled as a single collaborative workshop. Willingness to cooperate is a prerequisite for selection. Preference will be given to focused workshops relating to the IGF main themes and cross-cutting priorities.

The following suggestions were made regarding workshops:
• A workshop wiki to facilitate rapid reporting should be set up;
• At least one young person should be included on each panel;
• Moderators should be experts in their fields with some skill in organizing a debate;
• Young people should be asked to moderate remote participation for workshops.


Note that the deadline to finalize the list of speakers for your event is 30 May, according to the IGF website

2. Become a volunteer as a resource person

Also according to the www.intgovforum.org, the deadline for expressing interest as a resource person is arriving: 30 April. You may write to igf@unog.ch about your interest. There is no format to be followed.

3. Grow bigger ears

To be sure the information related to the IGF2010 gets caught in your radar, be sure to:

a. Create your profile in this community here: http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/main/authorization/signUp?

and then register as a member of the IGF2010 group: http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/group/igf2010#

b. Follow "Internet Governance Capacity Building" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/igcbp

c. Follow IGCBP on Twitter: http://twitter.com/igcbp

d. Follow "Internet Governance Forum" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IntGovForum

e. Follow "IGF2010" on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IGF2010

f. Follow "Intgovforum" on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intgovforum

Doing all these steps, you can be sure you won't miss anything!

4. Connect

To start connecting with other members, be sure to fill your profile details. This is how you will be found by others with interest to network and organize events and workshops, inviting you as a speaker and other partnerships.

Check this link on some ideas for creating an interesting profile (and avoiding the common mistakes):
[Tutorial] How to create an effective profile for great online networking

Discussion Forum


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Free and Open Source Software (FLOSS) 2 Replies

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Comment by Wolf Ludwig on September 8, 2010 at 5:06pm
Meeting EU – civil society in Vilnius

Dear all,

As in previous years at the ocassion of the IGF, a meeting between EU representatives and representatives of civil society is planned for this year's meeting in Vilnius.

(the previous time slot had to be changed – the new one is:)
We received confirmation from the IGF secretariat that Room 3 has been allocated for this meeting, which is therefore confirmed for Thursday, 18:30 - 19:30.

Elisabeth Markot
European Commission
DG Information Society and Media Unit
A3 Internet; Network and Information Security
Tel: +32 2 29 80 105
Mobile: +32 498 980 105
Comment by Jorg Polakiewicz on September 6, 2010 at 5:23pm
CoE press release on IGF now available at https://wcd.coe.int//ViewDoc.jsp?Ref=PR630(2010)&Language=lanEnglish&Ver=original&BackColorInternet=F5CA75&BackColorIntranet=F5CA75&BackColorLogged=A9BACE
Comment by Michael T. Chisina on June 1, 2010 at 8:35am
this pathetic when politicians try to control every activity, there should be social liberty, were human being is free to say, write and express his or her feeling. this cannot be tolerated to me. Pakistan did the same, but now their citizen create a similar social network like facebook, called militantfacebook. it now has ten thousands followers
Comment by Poncelet O. Ileleji on May 31, 2010 at 11:40am
The impact of Social networking sites and developing countries has really cut my attention, especially with the happenings now in Bangladesh? It will be great to hear comments on this. To me it shows politicians are after all if not directly but in directly take an interest in what happens in these sites. Even though it might be for other reasons, to me it can only make governance more open in the long run, pitfalls will happen, but its important that from a developing country perspective, what goes on this SNS matter to those who govern.
Comment by Diplo IGCBP on April 19, 2010 at 8:53am
Remember that there are only 11 days left to register as a resource person! (Deadline: 30 April)
Comment by CRAVO, VANESSA on April 19, 2010 at 6:57am
Thanks Pascal, I will check it out!
Comment by Pascal G. Bekono on April 19, 2010 at 1:59am
Hi Vanessa,
You will find the answer in this document:
Comment by CRAVO, VANESSA on April 14, 2010 at 4:45pm
Does anybody know what a resource person does?

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