When: October 2, 2009
Where: CSIS Conference Center
1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
The IGF-USA is a multistakeholder effort to raise awareness about Internet governance issues and to contribute to awareness about the Internet Governance Forum. IGF-USA is a one day forum to engage civil society, government, technologists/researchers, industry and academia in discussions about topics that are being deliberated at a global level regarding governance of the Internet, including management of critical Internet resources, privacy, cyber-security, access, openness/freedom of expression, child online safety, capacity building and development. At the IGF-USA, like the IGF itself, all parties participate on an equal footing, and through identifying and discussing issues, participants help to broaden understanding and identify possible best practices that can inform global decisions that affect the Internet.
8:15 Continental Breakfast and Name Badges
Morning Plenary Session:
Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, Internet Governance Forum:
The Internet Governance Debate
Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary, NTIA, Department of Commerce:
Current Issues Affected by Internet Governance
Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Internet and American Life Project:
The Unfinished Symphony: What We Don’t Know About the Future of the Internet
Panel of respondents from all stakeholder groups
Moderator: Larry Atlas, Senior Policy Advisor, NTIA, Department of Commerce
10:45-2:15 Concurrent Workshops
1. Freedom of Expression in a Web 2.0 World
The Internet is becoming a pervasive and powerful medium for user-generated content, interaction, and communication. This workshop will explore how US-based interests and values help the IGF to promote free expression in a Web 2.0 world.
Moderator: Steve Delbianco, Executive Director, NetChoice
2. Critical Internet Resources: Evolution of the Internet’s Technical
Critical Internet Resources (CIR) and the evolution of the Internet’s technical foundations are a central theme of Internet governance debates. Three foundational technological changes – Ipv6; secure DNS (DNSsec) and secure routing – will underpin the dialogue between key experts from the Internet community, business, and government. The successful implementation of these technologies can expand and improve the security of the Internet’s core infrastructures, but deployment raises significant challenges for Internet infrastructure providers, policy makers, and has implications for governance arrangements.
Moderator: Brenden Kuerbis, Operations Director, Internet Governance Project
3. Access Perspectives from the US: Challenges and Opportunities
The challenges and issues involving the Internet and Online applications involve far more than the infrastructure – but even in the United States, some significant challenges exist in access in the rural US, in challenges faced by Native American communities and by US inner cities. This workshop will examine these challenges and the roles of various stakeholders, including examining the role of libraries and distance learning initiatives
Moderator: Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications
4. e-Crimes, Fraud and Abuse in the DNS: Implications for Security and Stability of Critical Internet Resources
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Moderator: Brian Cute, Vice President of Discovery Services, Afilias
12:30-1:45 Lunch is provided
1:45-3:30 Concurrent Workshops
5. Privacy and Security Implications for Web 2.0
Privacy and security implications of Web 2.0, including emerging technologie and applications like social networks, cloud computing, online games and virtual worlds will be the themes of this workshop. Participants in the workshop will be invited to interact with the moderator, remote participants, and the panelists.
Moderator: Katitza Rodriguez, Director, EPIC International Privacy Project
6. Cyber Security: A National Priority in a Global Context
Cyber security issues are of increasing importance and attention and have the potential to impact all Internet users from civil society, the private sector, academia and governments. The aim of the session is to discuss efforts in the United States to address cyber security challenges and the relationship between those efforts and global Internet operations and cyber security concerns. How do existing efforts complement one another; where are there tensions or missed opportunities for collaboration? What are the broader implications for the relationship between civil liberties, innovation, and security? What roles and responsibilities do different stakeholders play and how should they be carried out? How are domestic objectives and policies viewed in the larger global context, including Internet governance?
Moderator: Liesyl Franz, Vice President for Information Security Programs and Global Public Policy, TechAmerica
7. GenNext’s Online Future
Moderator: Nathaniel James, Executive Director, OneWebDay, Inc.
Discussant: Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
3:50-5:15 Afternoon Plenary Session: Assessing the IGF and the Way Forward
Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, Internet Governance Forum: The Process for Deciding the Future of the IGF
Panel of respondents from all stakeholder groups
Moderator: Marilyn Cade, Principal, ICT Strategies
Open Forum with Audience and Remote Participants
5:15-5:30 Closing Remarks and invitation to IGF 2009—Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt