Internet Governance Forum - Southampton Remote Hub - Session Selection

The Internet Governance Forum is taking place from 5th - 9th November in Baku, Azerbaijan - but will also be live webcast, with 'Remote Hubs' meeting up to follow the webcast and join in discussions at the event, via web chat, video conferencing and social media. Students from the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton are hosting a remote hub, and we invite you to join us for as many of the sessions as your would like. We'll be following the web cast from a room on campus, discussing the issues locally, and joining the global conversation. We plan to join afternoon sessions from the main programme, which, due to the timezone difference will take place from 10.30am - 12noon; and 12.30 - 2.00pm. The full schedule can be found linked as an Excel file at - but we have selected some suggested sessions below. Please indicate any that you would be interested in taking part in, so that we can choose which sessions to join via Remote Participation.

Monday 5th November

We will have a short introductory briefing session at 10am which will introduce the Internet Governance Forum and how remote participation works. We will then hopefully be able to join one of the pre-events. Events we may be able to join are: - A Council of Europe conference on Cybercrime and rule of law safeguards - The GIGANET Annual Symposium (an academic workshop on Internet Governance) - An Internet Society Briefing

Tuesday 6th November

Please choose the sessions you would be most interested in attending. You can find a full list of sessions in the spreadsheet linked from if you would like to suggest another option. You can also look up full details of sessions by number at

Wednesday 7th November

Thursday 8th November

Friday 9th November

The programme for the 9th is mainly in the morning Baku time, which means very early morning UK time, so we are not currently planning to meet on the Friday. If you would like to propose joining a session on Friday then we would be happy to help facilitate the space etc.


Hosting a remote hub gives us the opportunity to both join in the global Internet Governance conversation, but also to develop local conversations. We can use the time before and after sessions for local discussions. If you would like to host a local discussion around one of the sessions above, or have expertise that could be useful to others in the room, please note down below:

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