Tech Policy Experts Gather at the IGF-USA 2020 to Discuss the Future of the Internet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.
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:
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
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.