The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the US to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.

IGF-USA 2014!

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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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IGF-USA 2014 Update: Internet Governance from a Human Rights Viewpoint - the Role of the US on setting the discourse.

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 @carolinarossini

LIAISON: Susan Ariel Aaronson @AaronsonSusan

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:


IGF-2014 Update: Increasing the Accountability of ICANN Panel Confirmed!

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

IGF-USA Plenary Panelists Announced!

1:00 pm - 2:20 pm - Plenary Panel

The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem


  • Ambassador David Gross - Wiley Rein
  • Laura DeNardis - American University
  • Sarah Myers West - Global Voices
  • Karen Rose - The Internet Society
  • Shane Tews - American Enterprise Institute 

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