Tech Policy Experts Gather at the IGF-USA 2020 to Discuss the Future of the Internet

Washington, DC


July 14, 2020

On July 22 and 23, experts from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet virtually for the Internet Governance Forum-USA 2020 – the preeminent conference on Internet governance and tech issues in the United States.

Interested parties can register for the conference here. Contact [email protected] for inquiries.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Internet has been essential to our lives in ways that we didn’t envision just a few months ago. The pandemic shifted entire sectors into online-only mode, including remote education for all ages, telework across nearly all sectors, border-agnostic telehealth, and all-virtual entertainment. This has demonstrated the immense value the Internet brings to society, while raising awareness of the gaps and concerns about the implications for privacy, security, and more.

The issues that we will discuss at the IGF-USA 2020 are more important than ever and you can expect the high level of dialogue and exchange of ideas around maximizing the benefits of the Internet and discussing solutions to the issues. This year’s IGF-USA will feature discussions issues vital to the expanded reliance on the Internet in nearly every aspect of our lives:

Featuring Fireside Chat on 5G, Security, and IoT with:

  • Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission
  • Chris Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security

IGF-USA 2020 Session Topics:

Key Details

What: IGF-USA 2020

Organizer: Internet Governance Forum USA

When: July 22-23, 2020

Where: Virtual Conference on Zoom with Livestream available

Cost: There is no fee for registration and participation

To find out more visit or search for the #IGFUSA hashtag on Twitter.

About the IGF-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. Founded in 2009, the IGF-USA provides a national forum to promote engagement of civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia in dialogue about the Internet. It is not a decision making initiative, but plays the critical role of facilitating open discussions, exchange of ideas, and identifying common ground to inform the decisions that shape the Internet and its role in American society.

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