2009 IGF-USA

Steering Committee

The 2009 IGF-USA Steering Committee includes: Fiona Alexander, National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Janna Anderson, Elon University; Iren Borissova, Verisign; Beckwith Burr, Wilmer Hale, a Washington, D.C., law firm; Marilyn Cade, ICT Strategies; Derrick Cogburn, American University; Steve DelBianco, NetChoice; Liesyl Franz, TechAmerica; Brenden Kuerbis, Internet Governance Project; Janice LaChance, Special Libraries Association; Leslie Martinkovics, Verizon; Katitza Rodriguez, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Heather Shaw, United States Council for International Business; Jonathan Zuck, Association for Competitive Technology; Robert Guerra, Freedom House.



When:  October 2, 2009

Where:  CSIS Conference Center

1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

The IGF-USA is a multistakeholder effort to raise awareness about Internet governance issues and to contribute to awareness about the Internet Governance Forum.  IGF-USA is a one day forum to engage civil society, government, technologists/researchers, industry and academia in discussions about topics that are being deliberated at a global level regarding governance of the Internet, including management of critical Internet resources, privacy, cyber-security, access, openness/freedom of expression, child online safety, capacity building and development.   At the IGF-USA, like the IGF itself, all parties participate on an equal footing, and through identifying and discussing issues, participants help to broaden understanding and identify possible best practices that can inform global decisions that affect the Internet. 

8:15                Continental Breakfast and Name Badges 

8:45                Welcome

                        Morning Plenary Session:

                        Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, Internet Governance Forum:

The Internet Governance Debate

Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary, NTIA, Department of Commerce:

Current Issues Affected by Internet Governance

Lee Rainie, Director of Pew Internet and American Life Project:

The Unfinished Symphony: What We Don’t Know About the Future of the Internet              

Panel of respondents from all stakeholder groups

Moderator:  Larry Atlas, Senior Policy Advisor, NTIA, Department of Commerce

  • Phil Bond, President, TechAmerica
  • Dr. Lee W.McKnight, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and Chairman and CEO, Wireless Grids Corporation
  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Executive
    Office of the President
  • Randy Gyllenhaal, Senior, Communications Fellow, majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Elon University

10:30           Break

10:45-2:15    Concurrent Workshops

1.  Freedom of Expression in a Web 2.0 World  

The Internet is becoming a pervasive and powerful medium for user-generated content, interaction, and communication.  This workshop will explore how US-based interests and values help the IGF to promote free expression in a Web 2.0 world.

                        Moderator:       Steve Delbianco, Executive Director, NetChoice


  • Bob Boorstin, Director of Corporate and Policy Communications, Google
  • Robert Guerra, Project Director, Internet Freedom, Freedom House
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong
  • Miriam Nisbet, Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Ambassador David A. Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

2.  Critical Internet Resources: Evolution of the Internet’s Technical


Critical Internet Resources (CIR) and the evolution of the Internet’s technical foundations are a central theme of Internet governance debates. Three foundational technological changes – Ipv6; secure DNS (DNSsec) and secure routing – will underpin the dialogue between key experts from the Internet community, business, and government. The successful implementation of these technologies can expand and improve the security of the Internet’s core infrastructures, but deployment raises significant challenges for Internet infrastructure providers, policy makers, and has implications for governance arrangements. 

Moderator:       Brenden Kuerbis, Operations Director, Internet Governance Project


  • Alain Durand, Director, IPv6 Architect, Office of the CTO, Comcast
  • David Conrad, Vice President of Research and IANA Strategy, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), US Department of Commerce
  • Stephen Ryan, General Counsel, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

                        3.  Access Perspectives from the US: Challenges and Opportunities  

The challenges and issues involving the Internet and Online applications involve far more than the infrastructure – but even in the United States, some significant challenges exist in access in the rural US, in challenges faced by Native American communities and by US inner cities.  This workshop will examine these challenges and the roles of various stakeholders, including examining the role of libraries and distance learning initiatives

Moderator:       Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President – International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications


  •  Deswood Tome, Executive Director, The Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission 
  • Raquel Noriega, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Connected Nation, Inc.
  • Dr. Irene Wu, Director of Research, SAND-MNIA , International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities at American University
  • Nancy E. Weiss, General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services


  • Eddan Katz, International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Andrew Mack, Founder and Principal, AMGlobal Consulting

4. e-Crimes, Fraud and Abuse in the DNS: Implications for Security and Stability of Critical Internet Resources 

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 Moderator:       Brian Cute, Vice President of Discovery Services, Afilias


  • Fred Felman, Chief Marketing Officer, MarkMonitor
  • Greg Aaron, Director of Security and Key Accounts, Afilias
  • Tom Donnelly, for InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Alexa Raad, CEO, Public Interest Registry
  • David Giza, Senior Director of Contractual Compliance, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  • Rodney Joffe, Senior Vice President and Senior Technologist, Neustar
  • Michael Palage
  • Civil Society Representative (Invited)                       

12:30-1:45    Lunch is provided

1:45-3:30      Concurrent Workshops                       

5.  Privacy and Security Implications for Web 2.0  

Privacy and security implications of Web 2.0, including emerging technologie and applications like social networks, cloud computing, online games and virtual worlds will be the themes of this workshop.  Participants in the workshop will be invited to interact with the moderator, remote participants, and the panelists. 

Moderator:       Katitza Rodriguez, Director, EPIC International Privacy Project


  • Jeff Brueggeman, Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Michelle Demooy, Senior Associate, Consumer-action.org
  • Carrie Gardner, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. Library Science and Instructional Technology, Kutztown University/Member, ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee
  • Kathryn D. Ratte, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

 6. Cyber Security: A National Priority in a Global Context 

Cyber security issues are of increasing importance and attention and have the potential to impact all Internet users from civil society, the private sector, academia and governments. The aim of the session is to discuss efforts in the United States to address cyber security challenges and the relationship between those efforts and global Internet operations and cyber security concerns. How do existing efforts complement one another; where are there tensions or missed opportunities for collaboration? What are the broader implications for the relationship between civil liberties, innovation, and security? What roles and responsibilities do different stakeholders play and how should they be carried out? How are domestic objectives and policies viewed in the larger global context, including Internet governance?

Moderator:       Liesyl Franz, Vice President for Information Security Programs and Global Public Policy, TechAmerica


  • Ken Silva, Chief Technology Officer, VeriSign
  • Don Blumenthal, Attorney, Consultant, and Professor; Senior Principal, Global Cyber Risk, LLCA
  • Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick, Director, Communications and Outreach, National Cyber Security Alliance
  • Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director of CDT’s Project on Freedom, Security and Technology, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Christopher Painter, Acting Senior Director for Cyber Security at the National Security Council
  • Jennifer Warren, Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin

7.  GenNext’s Online Future

Moderator:       Nathaniel James, Executive Director, OneWebDay, Inc.


  • Aaron Eilbott, Sophomore, Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia
  • Kim Ngyuyen, Consumer Privacy Fellow, EPIC
  • Randy Gyllenhaal, Senior Student, Communications Fellow majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Elon University
  • Alex Trice, Sophomore Student, Communications Fellow majoring in Broadcast Communications and New Media at Elon University
  • James Dubick, Online Director, Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), a national network of state-based student groups working on public interest issues.
  • Sebastian Bernal, School of International Service, American University

Discussant:      Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)

3:30-3:50    Break

3:50-5:15    Afternoon Plenary Session: Assessing the IGF and the Way Forward

Introductory Remarks

Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, Internet Governance Forum:  The Process for Deciding the Future of the IGF

Panel of respondents from all stakeholder groups 

Moderator: Marilyn Cade, Principal, ICT Strategies

  • Katitza Rodriguez, Director, EPIC International Privacy Project
  • Milton Mueller, Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, XS4All Professor, Delft University of Technology
  • Jeff Brueggeman, Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
  • Richard Beaird, Senior Deputy, United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Department of State
  • Robin Layton, ITA, Department of Commerce
  • Art Reilly, Senior Director of Strategic Technology Policy, Cisco
  • Quinn Bernier, Masters Student and Research Associate COTELCO, International Development, American University

Open Forum with Audience and Remote Participants

5:15-5:30      Closing Remarks and invitation to IGF 2009—Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt