[IRP] Deadline for IGF hub registration: 31 July
Mon Jul 19 17:46:40 EEST 2010
Just a quick remind of the deadline to register IGF hubs, which is *31 July*
Further information can be found below.
2010/7/9 Marilia Maciel <mariliamaciel at gmail.com>
> Please, help to disseminate this call widely in your regions and sorry for
> the cross-posting.
> <info at igfremote.info>
> *Take part on the discussions about Internet Governance: organize a local
> IGF hub in your home city <http://tinyurl.com/38ujb8d>*
> *1)** **The internet Governance Forum (IGF)<http://www.intgovforum.org>
> The IGF takes place once a year and aims to discuss issues related to
> Internet governance that touch directly upon the lives of Internet users,
> such as: privacy, freedom of expression, access to the Internet and content
> diversity, to name just a few.
> In 2010, the IGF will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania. Unfortunately,
> several factors may hamper physical attendance, such as professional
> commitments and travel costs. *But staying in your home city does not mean
> you cannot participate actively and make your voice heard. There will be
> interactive channels for remote participation.* You can watch the
> discussions from home, following the webcast of the event and participating
> through chat/video. But it is also possible to organize IGF hubs.
> *2) What are the Hubs?*
> The hubs are local meetings that take place in parallel with the main
> meeting. People can watch the webcast together and send questions (text or
> video) that will be answered by panelists in IGF. In addition, hub
> organizers can hold debates to discuss the themes introduced at the IGF, but
> from a local perspective. There are several advantages in creating a hub: it
> helps to raise awareness about Internet Governance issues, it fosters
> networking among participants and community building and it encourages
> follow-up activities.
> *3) How to organize a hub?*
> The requirements are very simple:
> - A room or auditorium. It can be held in a university classroom or any
> other convenient place
> - A computer with a broadband Internet connection and a video?conference
> (or projector) equipment, to watch the webcast.
> - A hub moderator, who will plan the dynamics of the local roundtables
> and discussions as well as transmit the hub participants? questions or
> comments to the IGF meeting through the remote participation channels.
> - A general call in lists, forums, etc, to invite the interested local
> - An online training session to become familiar with the platform that
> will be used for interaction will be offered prior to the event
> *4) Dynamics of interaction during the meeting*
> Remote participants will be able to *follow the meeting* taking place in
> Vilnius by watching videocasts or listening to audiocasts from the meeting
> rooms, by viewing the PPT presentations from the speakers, and by reading
> real-time closed captioning.
> Remote participants will be able to *interact with the meeting*individually or from a hub. All remote participants will be able to send
> text questions, using the remote participation platform. These questions
> will be forwarded to the panel moderator when he/she opens the floor for
> questions from the audience. Hubs can also interact live through video.
> *5) How to register a hub*
> Visit the website of the IGF and follow the instructions:
> *6) More information about remote participation in the IGF*
> For more information about remote participation in the IGF, please contact
> the IGF Secretariat or the Remote Participation Working Group (
> www.igfremote.info) at info at igfremote.info
> Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade
> FGV Direito Rio
> Center for Technology and Society
> Getulio Vargas Foundation
> Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
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