Since the first IGF in Athens in 2006, the annual conference has been held every autumn on a different continent and brings together 1500 to 2000 participants. In its wake, dozens of national and regional IGF structures were established spontaneously. In Europe alone, there are currently a dozen national IGFs alongside the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, founded in 2008 (EuroDIG.org); with more than 800 participants, this has become the most important IGF after the global IGF. The IGF structures are interconnected and the discussions are conducted in a network at the three levels (global, regional and national). The establishment of a Swiss IGF aims to enable Swiss players to interactively discuss among themselves topical questions concerning the governance of the Internet.
The Swiss IGF will take place in Bern on 24 May 2016.
You can find more information on the event website