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Remote Participation at IGF 2009

A space to study and analyze applications for remote participation, with a specific focus on contributing to RP at the upcoming IGF 2009 as a practical application and as an "Emerging Issue".

Members: 54
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2010

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Discussion Forum

How to participate in 2008 to discuss plans for 2009 5 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Seiiti Dec 5, 2008.

IGF 2009 starts here with Remote Participation 2 Replies

Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Virginia (Ginger) Paque Nov 28, 2008.

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Comment by Siranush Vardanyan on November 20, 2009 at 12:09pm
Here are my two cents about remote participation experience in IGF 2009:

Remote participation from one side was interesting experience for me this time, from another side - challenging. One of the challenging parts of remote participation for IGF 2009 was the fact, that one should open two spaces simultaneously, in order to be able to see in one space the chat possibilities (https://igf2009.webex.com), in another space to be able to hear and to see the video (http://www.un.org/webcast/igf/). This makes difficulty, especially for those who has no good internet connection. I was able to follow the discussions only from WiFi connection (during office working time), but having computer at home with dial-up connection, this was impossible to do.

The second difficulty was my participation in "Development Agenda for Internet Governance", which was facilitated by Bill Drake (on Nov. 17, channel 4). The session was also broadcast via Elluminate live space, and those were not able to be connected to Elluminate space were lost in Web Ex space, because there was no facilitation and moderation in WebEx space.

During IGF 2008 when DimDim was presented clearly, in different spaces with explanatory video, this was very helpful, as for IGF 2009 no clear explanation had been presented (besides WebEx demo).

Overall during the whole IGF 2009 I was able to participate in only several sessions, and was not able to follow many of the sessions, which I wanted to because of similar technical difficulties I mentioned above. In general, taking into consideration that fact of not being able to be present personally there, remote participation for me became at least the only possible way to follow even some of the sessions.
Comment by Antonio Medina Gómez on November 19, 2009 at 2:01pm
Ginger receives a greeting from Colombia.
We thank you and Marilia for the excellent work done.
We attach importance to continuing our work and expect to be actively involved in the IGF 2010.
A special hug and greetings to the participants face and remote
Antonio Medina Gomez
IGF Colombia
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 19, 2009 at 11:10am
Thanks, Jorge, we will report this. I am sorry that you were unable to connect with WebEx. I had a great experience with it.
Will others please post their feedback here or by email to me and Marilia, so we can include your feedback in our report? Thanks! This is important... we need to start preparing for next year NOW!
Comment by Jorge Amodio on November 19, 2009 at 12:13am
I was not able to make the webex application work on Windows Vista-64 with IE8, after logging in the webex appl tried to open my webcam and crashed
Comment by Judi on November 18, 2009 at 8:11pm
thanx Ginger....your efforts were very fruitful....
Comment by Siranush Vardanyan on November 16, 2009 at 11:32am
thanks, Ginger, I successfully join the Main session room now and saw the chat space too
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 16, 2009 at 11:23am
If you click Join, not click on the meeting name, it is easier. the password is P@ssw0rd
Comment by Siranush Vardanyan on November 16, 2009 at 11:18am
it is asking a password, which I don't have. Whom should I ask for password to enter the rooms?
Comment by Siranush Vardanyan on November 16, 2009 at 11:15am
i see, thanks, Ginger
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on November 16, 2009 at 11:14am
That channel is the webcast, offering all rooms. At https://igf2009.webex.com you can see which workshops have chat/interaction with WebEx

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