Internet Society Open Forum: What actions should we take today to shape our digital future?

19 December 2017 - A Open Forum on Other in Geneva, Switzerland


Internet Society (ISOC) Open Forum is dedicated for the IGF participants that shares the common goal of advocating for an open, resilient, trusted Internet, and our own ISOC community comprised of chapters, organizational and individual members. 

Building on our report on the Internet’s future, we can’t take the Internet or its future for granted. There are many challenges and uncertainties – and the direction in which they evolve will have a profound impact on the Internet, users, and society. Ultimately, the future of the Internet will be shaped by decisions we make today, at the IGF and other fora. What are the actions we can take now that will shape it towards the future we expect?

We aim to promote an interactive session with participants to tackle access and trust challenges, with key questions:

As we envision all 7 billion people (and trillions of devices and sensors) connected, what are roles of initiatives on the ground that are making it happen like community networks?

In order to overcome cybersecurity threats through a strong collaborative security approach, what are the steps we can take ahead, such as the African Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines?
Tag 1: Future Internet
Tag 2: Community Networks
Tag 3: Trust
Name(s) of Speaker(s):
Kathy Brown
Sally Wentworth
Raul Echeberria
Frederick Donck
Constance Bommelaer
Jane Coffin
Maarit Palorvita
Dawit Bekele

Name of Online Moderator: Raquel Gatto
Background Paper:
Past IGF Participation: Yes
Report Link:
Name: Ms. Raquel Gatto
Organizational Affiliation: Internet Society

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