Visions for Internet Governance 


Join us on December 4th from 1:00 – 6:30 PM EST to discuss recent developments in Internet governance and look ahead to 2019 and beyond.

Calls for increased regulation of the Internet are growing in force and frequency. As a result, the future of Internet governance is at play. Over the past year, we have seen increased tension between governmental regulations and the historical model for governing the Internet. During the past few months, this tension was on full display at the 2018 ITU Plenipotentiary, the Internet Governance Forum, ICANN 63 and numerous other events.

This event will provide a debrief of the major developments in Internet governance events that have happened this Autumn and discuss how they may shape the future of the Internet.

Prior to this discussion, we will host InterCommunity 2018, the Internet Society’s annual meeting for members.




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1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

InterCommunity 2018

Presented by the Internet Society

2:30 – 2:45p.m.

Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00p.m.

The State of Internet Governance: A debrief on IGF, Plenipotentiary and More

Becky Burr, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Neustar
Susan Chalmers, Internet Policy Specialist, US Department of Commerce, NTIA
Jane Coffin, Director of Development Strategy, Internet Society
Gus Rossi, Global Policy Director, Public Knowledge
Shane Tews, Co-Chair, IGF-USA
Moderated by Melinda Clem, Vice President of Strategy, Afilias

4:00 – 4:15p.m.

Coffee Break

4:15 – 5:30p.m.

The Future of Internet Governance: A look ahead to 2019 and beyond

Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director, Secretariat of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
Robert Strayer, Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications, U.S. Department of State
Andrew Sullivan, CEO, Internet Society
Moderated by Shane Tews, Co-Chair, IGF-USA

5:30 – 6:30p.m.