IGF-USA Steering Committee Meeting #5 and Admin Committee Meeting #4

Internet Governance Forum
The next Administrative Committee and Open Steering Committee meetings will occur back to back this Thursday, June 9th beginning at 2 pm. Everyone is invited to participate in either or both. Eventbrite registration is required. Click here Admin Committee Meeting: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Review remaining administrative tasks such as finance, catering, scheduling, and logistics. Open Steering Committee Meeting: 3:30 - 5:00 pm Review panel status, programming, and administrative agenda with larger community. Please register for either or both here. Read more

Event: Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 2

Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 2: The Technical Lens On Wednesday, June 15, Microsoft and the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) held Part 2 of our series on Fragmentation, “Is the Internet Fragmenting? The Technical Lens” at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center. Stakeholders from government, industry, the technical community, civil society, and other organizations examined how technology choices are fragmenting the Internet and the role of technology in business and policy decisions. Read more

IGF-USA Planning Meeting #3 – Team Building

Internet Governance Forum
Please join us and take part in an open meeting in which the panel teams and teams for other vital functions for IGF-USA 2016 will be formed. This meeting is open to anyone who wishes to make a positive contribution to the IGF-USA. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eventbrite registration is required: http://igf-usa-3.eventbrite.com   Read more

Is the Internet Fragmenting? Part 1

Recent developments related to the Internet have prompted alarming questions about whether it is fragmenting. They include a diverse set of technical, economic, and policy developments and decisions that have been taken in response to the continued growth and globalization of the Internet, and its evolving role as critical infrastructure for the digital economy. Please join Microsoft and The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) for a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 10th that will bring together policy stakeholders, including government, the technical community, civil society, industry, and other organizations to… Read more

The End of Trade as We Know It? A conference organized by GWU and the World Bank

This conference brings together policymakers and professionals from around the world to discuss how digital trade is changing how we trade, who trades, and how Internet stakeholders can alter trade policies to create an enabling environment for digital trade. Susan Ariel Aaronson and Kyle Renner, Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU and Michael Ferrantino and Maja Andjelkovic of the World Bank conceived of and organized the conference. We are grateful to our sponsors: ICANN, GWU-CIBER, Google, eBay, and the Greater Washington DC Chapter of The Internet Society (ISOC-DC). Digital Trade… Read more

Event: The Internet at a Crossroads

Registration for this event is required, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-internet-at-a-crossroads-tickets-24410468368 The Internet Governance Lab at American University and The Internet Policy Forum of the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society cordially invite you to join us for a special book launch of The Turn to Infrastructure in Internet Governance, by American University Internet Governance Lab Professors Derrick Cogburn, Laura DeNardis, and Nanette Levinson, and colleague Francesca Musiani, Centre National de la Rechrche Scientifique France. Professors Cogburn, DeNardis, and Levinson will be joined by Dean James Goldgeier of the School of International Service,… Read more

Brainstorm Breakfast

Come and join ISOC-DC & the i2Coalition for an informal yet awesome breakfast session that will include: Insights and Ideas! Coffee and Light Breakfast! The future of the Internet! What's next for ISOC-DC! Eventbrite registration required, register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brainstorm-breakfast-tickets-21456540089?aff=mcivte Read more

Pathfinder 3 – Nonprofits and the DNS: Why it Matters

The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) and The Internet Policy Forum of the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) invite you to attend the 3rd event in the Pathfinder series about The DNS and Nonprofits: Why it Matters. Hashtag: #Pathfinder3   Read more

IPF Broadband Competition Primer

Are You Happy With Your Internet? A Discussion about Broadband Competition with Blair Levin What is the state of broadband competition in the US? Ask 4 experts and you will get about 6 different answers. How does the US stack up against other advanced economies? What can and should be done to improve broadband competition in the US? ISOC-DC recently hosted special discussion with Blair Levin, currently a Brookings Non-Resident Fellow, about policies for intensifying competition in the broadband era. Based on lessons learned as a senior government official in… Read more