IGF-USA 2014

Complete program and videos

The Internet Governance Forum USA 2014 

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The IGF-USA 2014 is a full day conference at George Washington University in Washington, DC that brought together thought leaders from across the Internet multistakeholder community to highlight and engage in discussions about key issues that will drive the future of the Internet.

Opening Plenary

    • Remarks by Larry Strickling – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator,National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Remarks by Danny Sepulveda – U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State

  • Remarks by Representative Greg Walden – Chairman, House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Human Rights in the Internet Governance Debate


  • Deborah Brown -Association for Progressive Communications
  • Scott Busby – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
  • Alberto Cerda Silva – Georgetown Law
  • Avri Doria – International School for Internet Governance
  • Ben Blink – Google
  • Moderator – Carolina Rossini, Vice President, International Policy, Public Knowledge

Net Neutrality Around the World


  • Andrew McDiarmid – Center For Democracy and Technology
  • Jeff Campbell – Cisco Systems, Director of Global Policy and Government Affairs
  • Yves Blondeel – T-REGS
  • Grace Githalga – Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
  • Moderator – Cheryl Miller, Verizon

Policy Slam on the Issues Raised By New Technology

Policy Slam Master – Marilyn Cade

Plenary Panel

The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem


  • Ambassador David Gross – Wiley Rein
  • Laura DeNardis – American University
  • Sarah Myers West – Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California
  • Karen Rose – The Internet Society
  • Shane Tews – American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator- Tim Lordan Internet Education Foundation

Increasing the Accountability of ICANN


  • Fiona Alexander Associate Administrator -Office of International Affairs, NTIA, US Department of Commerce
  • Jamie Hedlund- Vice President, Reviews, ICANN
  • Becky Burr – Neustar
  • Matthew Shears – Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Milton Mueller – Syracuse University and Internet Governance Project
  • Moderator- Steve DelBianco, NetChoice

Big Data, The Internet of Things, Privacy, and Trust


  • David Snead – I2 Coalition
  • Joe Jerome – The Future of Privacy
  • Dan Caprio – McKenna, Long, and Aldridge
  • Heather West – Policy Analyst, Google
  • Ruth Yodaiken – Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identification Protection, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • Moderator – Eric Burger, Georgetown University

Closing Plenary

Highlights from breakout sessions by session leaders

Net Neutrality Around the World – Cheryl Miller

Policy Slam on the Issues Raised By New Technology – Marilyn Cade

Human Rights In The Internet Governance Debate – Carolina Rossini

Increasing The Accountability of ICANN – Steve DelBianco

Big Data, The Internet of Things, Privacy, Security, and Trust – Eric Burger

Remarks by Jonathan Sallet – General Counsel, U.S. Federal Communications Commission

Remarks by Nuala O’Connor -President and CEO, The Center for Democracy and Technology


The IGF-USA is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.

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