Monday, October 6, 2014

Community Forum - Internet Governance issues @ 7th October

To the Communities of the Internet Society;

As you all know, the events of 2014 on Internet Governance will ripple far into the future.  On the heels of the Net Mundial Conference last April, and the IGF this past month, is the ITU Plenipotentiary meeting in Busan, Korea beginning in less than three weeks.  Many of you have been participating in activities locally, regionally and globally to assure that the Open Internet and multistakeholder governance model are preserved as a result of the ITU conference well into the future.  Many others of you want and need to know what this all means.

THE COMMUNITY FORUM

In our efforts to bring our Communities into ever closer alignment on these issues, with a view to the extended future, ISOC CEO Kathy Brown and Vice President for Public Policy Sally Wentworth will hold a Community Forum where they will offer an over-the-horizon view of the key Internet Governance issues in order to stimulate discussion on this critically important topic.

WHEN

Tuesday, October 7,  13:00  - 14:30 UTC 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Log into Connect If you haven’t already logged into Connect then you need to use your Internet Society Membership username and password at https://connect.internetsociety.org , accept the privacy terms and join in the conversation.  Please do this as soon as you can but no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the Community Forum

Once you are on Connect : To join the conversation, visit the following link:   https://connect.internetsociety.org/events/plenipotbeyond. If you need any additional support to login, please contact us via isoconnect@isoc.org.  If for any reason you are unable to complete this login, please go to the Webex session here.  Enter in the meeting number 493 678 089.  The password is internet
Once you are logged into Connect there are three ways to get your questions to Kathy and Sally:
  1. Type your question in the interactive chat below the video. You may type your question in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese, we will translate as needed. 
  2. Join the Webex feed of this event, indicate in the chat box that you have a question, when prompted by a moderator ask your questions via audio and video directly to our panelists.
  3. Tweet your question using hashtag #ISOCBUSAN
Moderators will queue the questions from the various channels (chat, audio/video and twitter) and will get your question to the panel.  
This Community Forum promises to be informative, highly interactive and action-oriented.  All members are encouraged to attend and participate.  For those unable to attend, we will make the proceedings available on the ISOC website in the near future.  

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