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Join the 'IGF 2013 Bali' group for recommendations, workshops and news related to IGF 2013.

The IGF 2013 is scheduled to be held in Bali, Indonesia on 22-25 October.

The programme paper, which is a rolling document, contains the programme and schedule of the 2013 IGF annual meeting, including Pre-IGF events on 21 October. The schedule is also available in Excel and HTML.

Note: For an updated schedule, visit the IGF Secretariat's website.


Participate remotely

If you are not able to attend the next IGF in Bali, Indonesia, you can follow it remotely! All focus sessions, workshops, Dynamic Coalitions, open fora and pre-events will have webcast, captioning and remote participation.

You can follow the discussions from home or office; watch the webcast of the event; follow real-time closed captioning; and participate live. You can also join one of this year's local IGF hubs.

All remote participants are strongly encouraged to register here. The IGF Secretariat will be able to send useful information about training sessions and technical instructions.


Network with other participants

Join our dedicated IGF 2013 Bali group for recommendations, workshops and news related to #IGF2013. 

Which workshops are you interested in? What are your thoughts about main and emerging themes? Do you have important information to share about logistics (VISA, places to visit..)? Are you planning an informal meeting? Join the group and post info on the comment wall.


Join in the conversation

Many people participate in the IGF by blogging and tweeting to share ideas, insights and reflections on the sessions. Using social media tools such as blogging, tweeting and sharing other relevant content helps you capture insights from the conference, and be part of a conversation that takes place online around the world.

This year too, we invite you to use Diplo’s IG community platform, to:

  • Share your blog posts with the community via your page at www.diplointernetgovernance.org. What were the main highlights during a workshop or session? Which themes need to be explored in detail? Read the short guide on how to use the platform to share your content, which contains many tips. Please tag your blog posts ‘igf2013’

  • Share videos and photos – videos and photos are a great way of captuing what happens on the ground. The guide will also show you how to upload them on the community platform. Please tag your photos ‘igf2013’ to be added to the main IGF 2013 album on the platform.

  • Tweet by adding #igf2013 to your tweets. You might tweet a key quote from a speaker, share links to useful resources, or offer your own analysis of the workshop discussion. You can also post your tweet as a status update on the community portal (left column, under Main), and post it simultaneously to Twitter and Facebook.

As usual, we will be sharing content from the community platform via our social media accounts. Join us:

       - Twitter: @igcbp

       - Diplo's IG Team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/diploig

       - Facebook page: www.facebook.com/igcbp

       - YouTube: www.youtube.com/DiploFoundation


Invitation to Diplo's activities

As the host of the vibrant online community, and an active participant at the annual IGF, DiploFoundation is once again inviting participants to join it's workshops, sessions and other events. Details are available below, or at http://www.diplomacy.edu/calendar/diplo-igf2013


Workshops and sessions

A number of workshops are being organised. The community is warmly invited to attend, either physically or remotely:

  • Orientation Sessions (Schedules for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, at 8:00 - 9:30 am, Main Hall). Every morning, DiploFoundation and other stakeholder will facilitate an orientation session aimed at mapping the overall IGF and other diplomatic/political processes, main actors and ecosystem, various topics, and to help newcomers understand how they can engage during and after IGF and benefit from it. The sessions will be highly interactive, and include group work as well as the participation of volunteer experts in various topics.

    [NEW] On Day 3, the session will include a simulation exercise on Negotiating the Rio Declaration on Internet Governance. Participants can play the roles of members of the drafting group (USA, Brazil, China, European Union, G77, Business Sector, Civil Society, and ICANN) and negotiaate the draft text. Remote participation link here.

  • High Level Leaders' Meeting on 'Global multistakeholder collaboration for achieving a safe, secure and tolerant cyberspace: Enabling growth and sustainable development through cyber ethics' (Day 0, Monday, 21st October, at 9:30 am, Main Hall). Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija will speak on behalf of civil society at this high-level pre-event, organised by the Government of Indonesia. View streamed recording here.
  • Opening Ceremony (Day 1, Tuesday, 22nd October, at 14:30 pm, Main Hall). Diplo director Dr Jovan Kurbalija is one of the speakers giving brief remarks to help kick-off the discussions of the 8th IGF. The speakers will be represent all stakeholder groups. View streamed recording here.
  • Workshop on Making Multistakeholderism more equitable and transparent: From global to local and back (WS 57, on Day 2, Wednesday, 23rd October, at 11:00 am, Conference Room #4 Uluwatu 1). The workshop, co-organised by Diplo and the Multilingual Internet Group, aims to identify the shortcomings of the multistakeholder model, especially in emerging markets, and the great potential and risks that can be represented unless more equality, equitability, and better transparency are infused in it.
  • Workshop on E-participation in IG processes (WS 68, on Day 3, Thursday, 24th October, at 14:30 pm, Conference Room #7 Kintamani 1. Remote participation link here). The workshop, organised by Diplo, will focus on ways to improve full year-round participation and inclusion in regional and global IG processes. The workshop will start by reviewing the current IGF Remote Participation Working Group (RPWG) draft of e-participation principles, followed by interventions from discussants, who will present the most important strengths to emulate, and the weaknesses to address, in current e-participation practices. Focus will be on the year-round activities that support in situ meetings. The workshop will continue with a wider discussion with the option of breaking into two groups: one on principles, and one on practice, depending on audience interest. It will build on Diplo’s 2011 (e-participation principles) and 2012 (principles, with a discussion focused on overcoming challenges, particularly for persons with disabilities) workshops.
  • Flash session on Diplo’s The Emerging Language of Internet Diplomacy project (Day 3, Thursday, 24th October; 17:15 - 18:00 pm. Remote participation link here). What is the most frequently used word in IGFs? Who is most 'talkative' stakeholder? And how often do developing countries actually make their voices heard? The Emerging Language of Internet Diplomacy research project, which was launched last year, focuses on the reference frameworks, concepts, approaches, terminology, and patterns of communication, and answers many thought-provoking questions. The flash session will provide an update on the project and demonstrate the ongoing analysis. Join us to find out the latest statistics and analysis!
  • Main session: Taking Stock/Emerging Issues - Internet Surveillance (Day 4, Friday, 25th October, at 9:00 am, Main Hall. Remote participation link here). Dr Jovan Kurbalija will co-moderate the plenary session which will focus on Internet surveillance as an emerging issue. One of the objectives of the session will be to figure out how the Internet community and all its stakeholders can play a meaningful role in this debate.


Diplo community get-together

Diplo will be organising a get-together for alumni and friends in Bali.

Join Diplo right after the Emerging Language of Internet Diplomacy flash session, on Day 3 (Thursday) in Room 3 for a get-together. The flash session starts at 17:15 pm. A group photo of the growing Diplo family will be taken at the end!


Diplo booth at the IGF Village

Finally, if you are attending the IGF in Baku, don't forget to pass by at Diplo's booth at the IGF Village. New publications will be available, while our Diplo team will be happy to meet you in person.

Last updated: 24th October 2013


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