Hi everyone! We are all busy... working, planning, and playing--I hope!
Would you like to go to the IGF this year in Sharm El Sheikh? Join us at the group Diplo@IGF2009 as soon as possible. We are trying to pool ideas on finding funding, on getting there, and making the most of it. Please post your thoughts. You just might be the one to trigger a brainstorm... give it a try.
I also suggest that each of you try to think of local bodies that might fund your trip in order to support regional participation in the IGF. Try your ISPs and telecommunications companies. Even a large company like CISCO might fund a local person--they have some independence. How about your government? An IT ministry? Offer to report back on what your learned at the IGF. Where do you work? Maybe they can help. Are you studying? How about your university?
Send in your ideas--we need them. Come on in! Free pizza for the best new idea :o)
See you there. Ginger