IGF-USA 2015

The Internet Governance Forum USA is a full day, annual conference taking place at George Washington University in Washington, DC that brings together thought leaders from across the Internet multistakeholder community to engage in discussions about key issues that will drive the future of the Internet. Bringing together hundreds of leaders and academics, IGF-USA 2015 featured discussions on topics ranging from free speech online to the cooperation of multistakeholders. If you missed the conference, full Live Streams of each session can be found below.
Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, and helped to organize IGF-USA 2015!


Welcome Remarks

Keynote by Larry Strickling

Keynote Conversation with Vinton Cerf and Steve Crocker, moderated by Nancy Scola

Breakout Session - Critical Internet Resources: An update on progress and challenges remaining for the transition of IANA stewardship and enhancing ICANN accountability

Keynote remarks by Julie Zoller – Deputy Coordinator, International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

Keynote remarks by Kathryn Brown – President and CEO, The Internet Society

Breakout Session - Maintaining Trust Online: Cybersecurity, Encryption, Backdoors, and Privacy

Keynote Session - "Connecting the World"

Plenary - Connecting the Next Billion

Closing Plenary - Breakout Summaries

Check out some highlights from IGF-USA 2015 attendees:

Photos from The Internet Society Canada, Shane Tews, Desiree van Welsum, David Morar, and Chris Mondini.

8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:20-11:00 Keynote Presentations:

Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Steve Crocker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICANN

11:15-12:45 Panel Workshops:

Truth and Trolls: Dealing with Toxic Speech While Protecting Free Speech Online
Global Solutions for an Ethical IoT Built on Trust and Security
Critical Internet Resources: An Update on Progress and Challenges Remaining for the Transition of IANA Stewardship and Enhancing ICANN Accountability
The Digital Trade Imbalance: There is an Imbalance in Trade Strategies Between the U.S. and Many of its Trade Partners

1:00-2:00 Lunch and Keynotes:

Julie Zoller, Department of State
Kathryn Brown, President and CEO, the Internet Society

2:00-3:30 Panel Workshops:

The Politics of Innovation: Can the Internet Cause Too Much Disruption?
Encryption, Backdoors, Cybersecurity, and Privacy
Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation
The State of Digital Rights and Free Expression Online

3:45-4:15 Keynote: Connecting the World

Catherine A. Novelli, Undersecretary of State and Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy

4:15-5:15 Plenary Panel: Connecting the Next Billion
5:15-6:00 Closing Plenary
6:00-7:15 Reception and Refreshments

IGF-USA 2015 sponsors included ARIN, Disney, ICANN, the Internet Society, the Public Interest Registry, Verisign, Microsoft, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, NetChoice, Verizon, the Software and Information Industry Association, and Wiley Rein.

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