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I would like to share with you some great news about remote participation in IGF this year. And to invite you to be part of this story.
As you probably know, the Remote Participation Working group has volunteered to work together with the IGF Secretariat in order to improve
remote participation options in the IGF. Remote Participation is a very important way
to foster inclusion in processes of global scope, such as the IGF. They allow
not only participation with people who cannot travel and attend the meeting in
person, but they also foster the creation of a local community interested on
Internet Governance issues.
Since 2007, local IGF hubs have been organized all over the world. This year, almost 30 hubs have already registered. The power of such local bottom-up initiatives is huge.
There is one thing still lacking, though: we need volunteers that will be in Vilnius to be remote moderators. Remote
moderators are the link between remote attendants and those physically present
in the meeting.
Each main session and workshop organizer has been asked to appoint a remote moderator, but not all of
them have successfully found volunteers. The role of the remote moderator is
simple to perform, but highly important: he/she needs to moderate the discussion
of the remote participants in the chat platform (Webex), select the questions
and forward them to the panel speakers.
Will you be in Vilnius? Would you like to be a remote moderator?
Please contact the Remote Participation Working Group: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you be in your home city?
Join the IGF remotely!
Besides participating remotely and asking questions through Webex, you can also use social network
platforms to take part in the Internet Governance Dialogue:
· Share your views in Twitter: #IGF10
· Share your video in Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/igf
· Share your pictures in Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1062424@N22
· Leave messages in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IntGovForum