Registration is Open!

Pre-Event Information

Join us this July at the first-ever Youth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) USA!

The Youth IGF USA is a virtual event organized by young people for young people. It is aimed at uniting, empowering and preparing the next generation of young Internet Governance experts with the tools needed to contribute to the rapidly growing conversation.

It will take place as a day-zero event preceding IGF USA 2022, giving the participants an overview about the Internet Governance and its current challenges, a sneak-peak into IGF USA 2022, and a networking opportunity with other young professionals in the space.

If you are a person aged 18-35, or a newcomer to the Internet Governance space, check out the sessions below and register here! 

See you (virtually) on July 20, 2022!

Event Organizers

Meri Baghdasaryan

Legal Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Meri Baghdasaryan is an attorney from Armenia, currently working on human rights issues at the intersection of law and technology as a legal fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is an active member of various Internet governance communities, such as the IGF, EuroDIG, and SEEDIG, and she is a former Steering Committee Member of the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance. Currently, Meri is a Steering Committee Member of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles and an Internet Law and Policy Foundry Fellow. She was a 2020 Open Internet Leader, [email protected] participant, and ARIN 48 Fellow.

Jeremy Bernick

2022 Quantum Society Fellow, NSF's Center for Quantum Networks

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Jeremy Bernick (they/them) is an incoming first-year law student (Juris Doctorate) at the University of Arizona, School of Law. They are a current Quantum Society Fellow at the National Science Foundation’s Center for Quantum Networks, a current ICANN 75 Fellow, and a member of the ARIN Fellowship Selection Committee. Jeremy is also a former Internet Society Global Youth Ambassador, ARIN 48 Fellow, and Executive Director of Hack Arizona, one of the largest international collegiate hackathons in the U.S. at the time. They are a public interest-minded legal technologist interested in the study, implementation, and quality of public goods, services, and rights in our digital age.

Makenna Bachman

Intern, IGF-USA

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Makenna Bachman is an intern for the IGF-USA and its secretariat, ISOC-DC, and is a co-founder of the Youth IGF-USA. She manages promotional and outreach initiatives along with the planning and organizing of both the IGF-USA and Youth IGF-USA conferences.