IGF-USA 2021 Media Advisory


Internet Governance Forum USA to Feature FCC Commissioner, ITU Bureau Director, Panels on Top Internet Policy Issues

FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington and ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin to deliver keynotes at the annual conference on the future of the Internet.

On Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15 the annual Internet Governance Forum – USA (IGF-USA) conference will bring together the global Internet stakeholder community with a virtual forum on key policy issues.

Leading experts will cover topics including: antitrust, the Internet access gap, digital identity solutions, online markets and communities, content moderation, supply chain and IoT cybersecurity, privacy and Internet fragmentation.

IGF-USA 2021 Logistics

  • What: Internet Governance Forum – USA 2021
  • When: July 14 and July 15
  • Where: Online (Zoom and YouTube)
  • Twitter: @IGFUSA | #IGFUSA2021

Press RSVP: Registration through Eventbrite or by reply to this email.

Keynote speakers and panelists feature policymakers, industry leaders and academics including:

    • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Telecommunication Development Bureau Director, International Telecommunication Union (Keynote, July 14)
    • Nathan Simington, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Keynote, July 15)
    • Marty Abrams, Executive Director, The Information Accountability Foundation
    • Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting
    • Farzaneh Badiei, Social Media Governance Initiative Director, Yale Law School
    • Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona
    • Michael Bergman, Vice President of Technology and Standards, Consumer Technology Association
    • Tatyana Bolton, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Policy Director, R Street
    • Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy, Conservative Partnership Institute
    • David Bray, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission Director, Atlantic Council
    • Jane Coffin, Senior Vice President of Internet Growth, Internet Society
    • Michelle Connolly, Professor of Practice, Duke University
    • Donald R. Cravins Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League
    • Justin Curtis, Senior Director of Academic and Strategic Initiatives, The Bryn Mawr School
    • Allison Davenport, Senior Public Policy Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation
    • Pamela Dingle, Director of Identity Standards, Microsoft
    • Cory Doctorow, Author
    • Elyse Dorsey, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University
    • Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation
    • Paul Eisler, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, USTelecom
    • Dr. Amit Elazari, Director of Global Cybersecurity Policy, Intel
    • Michelle Fang, Chief Legal Officer, Turo
    • Alex Feerst, General Counsel, Neuralink
    • Jeremy Grant, Coordinator, Better Identity Coalition
    • Melissa Griffith, Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    • Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies
    • Jennifer Huddleston, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
    • Stu Ingis, Chairman, Venable
    • Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet
    • Patrick Kinsel, CEO and Co-Founder, Notarize
    • Alonso Melendez, Digital Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Multnomah County Library
    • Nick Merrill, Daylight Security Research Lab Director, UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
    • Jerry Michalski, Founder, REX
    • Sylvia Morse, Assistant Director of Cooperative Development Program, Center for Family Life
    • Mike Nelson, Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    • Hemanshu Nigam, Partner, Venable
    • Deji Bryce Olukotun, Director of Policy & Corporate Social Responsibility, Sonos
    • Julie Owono, Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières
    • Harriet Pearson, Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells
    • Derrius Quarles, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, BREAUX Capital
    • Courtney Radsch, Tech Policy Consultant
    • Rob Rakowitz, Initiative Lead for The Global Alliance for Responsible Media, World Federation of Advertisers
    • Greg Rattray, Co-Founder and Partner, Next Peak
    • Katie Salen, Professor, University of California, Irvine
    • Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, NIST
    • Dr. David Teece, Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, Berkeley Research Group
    • Shane Tews, President, Logan Circle Strategies
    • Anne Wallwork, Senior Counselor for Strategic Policy and Innovation, Department of the Treasury
    • Peter Winn, Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Department of Justice

About the Internet Governance Forum – USA

The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the U.S. to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.