IGF 2017: Call for Workshop Proposals

17 Mar 2017 - 3 May 2017


The Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is inviting all interested stakeholders to submit proposals to hold workshops at the forthcoming IGF, to be held on 18–21 December 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The proposed overarching theme for this year's IGF annual meeting is 'Shape Your Digital Future!', emphasising both the IGF's participatory mechanisms and a forward-looking approach to the Internet governance discussion. The sub-themes for the meeting will be determined in part by the workshop proposals received, with proposers writing in their own tags. Tags on new and emerging issues, such as 'Artificial Intelligence', 'Work in the Digital Age', 'Law Enforcement & Encryption', etc., are particularly welcome. Pre-existing tags to choose from include but are not limited to, Internet of Things; Internet Economy; Policies Enabling Access; Cybersecurity; Human Rights Online; Gender Issues; and Digital Literacy; among many others.

All relevant information, including the workshop proposal template, guidelines and tips for submitting proposals, and an overview of the workshop review and evaluation process, amon others, are available on the IGF website.