The Internet Governance Forum USA 2014 (IGF-USA) will occur in July 2104 at George Washington University in Washington DC on July 16, 2014.
The IGF-USA provides a domestic forum in the US for civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, the media, industry and academia, and other interested communities to engage in dialogue about development of best practices for multistakeholder governance and help move Internet policy forward.
IGF-USA 2014 seeks to help establish creative partnerships and to build a US based coalition to generate momentum around priority Internet governance issues and practices under consideration.
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Here's an update from the Human Rights & Internet Governance Panel Team:
GOALS: Priorities for US enforcing HR within IG fora and policy setting
COORDINATORS/MODERATOR: Carolina Rossini @
LIAISON: Susan Ariel Aaronson @
MODERATOR: Carolina Rossini, Vice President, International Policy, Public Knowledge
CIVIL SOCIETY: Deborah Brown, APC https://www.apc.org/ (confirmed)
GOVERNMENT: Scott Busby- Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. (confirmed)
ACADEMIA: Alberto Cerda, SJD Georgetown. (confirmed)
Examples of topics to be discussed:
The role of Freedom Online Coalition
Reestablishing US leadership
Lessons learned from Net Mundial about bringing Human Rights Into Internet Governance”
NetMundial Outcome Document: http://netmundial.br/netmundial-multistakeholder-statement/
Panelist from NTIA: Fiona Alexander (invited by Chris Hemmerlein; confirmed)
Panelist from ICANN: Theresa Swinehart (confirmed) (link)
Panelist from Business: Becky Burr, Neustar and formerly with NTIA when ICANN was created (confirmed)
Panelist from Civil Society: Jim Dempsey, CDT (accepted, pending travel arrangements)
Panelist from Academia: Milton Mueller, Syracuse University and Internet Governance Project (confirmed)
Moderator: Steve DelBianco, NetChoice
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm - Plenary Panel
The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem