[IRP] Deadline for IGF hub registration next Saturday
Mon Jul 26 20:14:13 EEST 2010
Sorry for the cross-posting.
Just a quick remind of the deadline to* register IGF hubs*, which is *next
Saturday,* *31 July*
We also kindly ask the workshop organizers to appoint as soon as possible
the *remote moderators* of their workshops. Please send their name and
e-mail to igf at unog.ch *and* to info at igfremote.info
> 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.
>> *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
Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade
FGV Direito Rio
Center for Technology and Society
Getulio Vargas Foundation
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
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