[IRP] Panels at the IGF you may be interested in

Brett Solomon brett
Fri Nov 2 01:31:53 EET 2012

Hey there,

Hoping to see many of you in Baku. It will be the fourth year that Access
has been at the IGF (that happened fast!!!). Below is a list of panels
we're involved with. Please join us if you are in Baku or participate
remotely via the IGF

*How to engage users on Internet
Policies<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/w2012/proposals>? (WS
120) <http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/w2012/proposals>
Nov 6th (Day 1) | 14:30-16:00 | Conf. Room 3 |

2012 has witnessed an incredible galvanization of internet users who were
often politically uninvolved, but now are rising up and taking an interest
in what was once arcane internet policy. Engaging these users has allowed
political and human rights activists to make real progress against threats
to digital rights and other key freedoms. This panel will examine why and
how this happened and what governments and corporations can do to more
proactively and positively engage users in the future.

Panelists: Joana Varon Ferraz, FGV/CTS; Jochai Ben-Avie, Access; Sm?ri
MacCarthy, innovator and information activist, Iceland; Farid Alakbarov,
Wikipedia Azerbaijan; Jo?o Carlos Carib?, Megan?o Movement; Max Senges,

Is access to the Internet a human right? (WS
*Nov 7th (Day 2) | 14:30 - 16:00 | Conf. Room 2 | *

The Internet has increasingly become a fundamental medium for trade,
education, government-citizen interaction, as well as individual
communication needs. Though some critics strongly criticize any technology
or medium being given the status of basic human right, such centrality
poses the question if every individual should have a right to access the

Panelists: Vint Cerf, Google; Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the
Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression; Richard Allan Policy Director,
Europe, Facebook; Allon Bar, Odyssey / IRP Coalition; Brett Solomon, Access
(moderator); Elvin Mejidov, Azerbaijan; Alice Munyua, Kenyan government

*Conflict in the Cloud - Policy Challenges for Stakeholders & Practical
Solutions for Sustainable Economic Growth (WS
**Nov 7th (Day 2) | 16:30-18:00 | Conf. Room 7 | *
Cloud computing is the natural evolution of the continued growth and
advancement of the internet. However, the dialogue around cloud computing
is currently moving to the next level. We intuitively know that cloud
computing is a huge economic driver of growth and advancement in developing
countries. How can cloud computing provide for sustainable economic growth,
particularly in light of potential conflicts of national and regional laws
involving privacy and government requests (for example the PATRIOT Act in
the United States and other similar laws in other countries)? And are these
national laws in effect trade barriers?

Panelists: Marc Crandall, Google; Scott Marcus, Wissenschaftliches Institut
fuer Infrastructur und Kommunikationsdienste; Bertrand de la Chapelle,
Academie Diplomatique Internationale; Nii Quaynor, Ghana Dot Com Ltd;
Jochai Ben-Avie, Access; Alejandro Pisanty, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico

A plan for rights-respecting telecoms (WS 98)
8th (Day 3) | 14:30 - 16:00 | Conf. Room 3 |

With great new powers over information dissemination and communications
networks, telecom companies are facing new responsibilities to governments,
customers, and investors. This discussion will help map the options for
sustainable, rights-respecting service and infrastructure provision by the
private companies in varying situations.

Panelists: David Sullivan, GNI; Johan Hallenborg, Swedish Gov?t; Veridiana
Alimonti, Brazilian Consumer Defense Institute (IDEC); Antoaneta
Angelova-Krasteva, European Commission; Patrick Hiselius, TeliaSonera;
Vivek Krishnamurthy, Foley Hoag LLP; Brett Solomon, Access (moderator)

*WS 102 Spectrum for democracy and development (WS
Nov 9th (Day 4) | 09.00 - 10:30 | Conf. Room 2 |

Democratic spectrum regulation can lead to growth in broadband internet
penetration, widespread sharing of information and exchange of ideas,
technological innovation, and long-term economic growth. This panel will
explore ways in which spectrum policy can be reshaped to suit a new and
global democratic era and further development.

Panelists: Kate Coyer, Central European University; Gary Fowlie, ITU; Jeff
Brueggeman, AT&T; Moez Chakchouk, ATI; Paul Mitchell, Microsoft; Jochai
Ben-Avie, Access

Brett Solomon
Executive Director | Access
accessnow.org | rightscon.org
skype: brettsolomon | @accessnow
Key ID: 0x312B641A
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