Internet Governance Forum Hart Auditorium
Monday, 7/18/2011 8:45 AM (EST)
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The IGF USA engages with civil society, government, and business, as well as technologists, researchers and academia to discuss topics being deliberated at a global level in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The IGF USA will present a report into the global IGF, scheduled for September 27-30, Nairobi, Kenya.
8:15 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 A.M. Opening Plenary Session:
Introductions to IGF-USA: Marilyn Cade, Chief Catalyst, IGF-USA 2011
Introductory Remarks and
Introduction of Speakers: Pablo Molina, Campus CIO and AVP, Georgetown University
Remarks: Chengetai Masango, IGF Secretariat
Remarks: Ambassador Phil Verveer, US State Department
9:30-10:00 A.M. Introduction of Speaker: Janna Anderson, Elon University
Speaker: Lee Rainie, PEW Research: Understanding Users Views
10:00-10:15 A.M. Morning Break
10:15-12:00 P.M. Scenario Breakout Sessions - Addressing a future affected by man-made and natural challenges and disasters- wars, civil strife, natural disasters, an aging world, interventionist governments - What is the governance future for the Internet in 2025?
Regionalization of the Internet
- Youth - Rising and Reigning
- Government Prevails
Scenarios offer a way to look at possible futures, driven by trends. Pioneered by Dutch Shell, but now adopted and adapted into corporate, governmental and NGO planning, IGF-USA 2011 will elaborate on its inaugural work in 2010 Scenarios. These sessions are purposely restricted to 30 participants, with Scenario teams who will examine a particular scenario and its possibilities, and implications for Internet’s future and the future for Internet Governance. The groups will then participate in an afternoon plenary session with all IGF-USA participants to debate the scenarios and offer perspectives. The Scenarios will form a significant part of the IGF-USA 2011 report into IGF Nairobi, September, 2011.
Scenario Team Members: Steve DelBianco, NetChoice; Garland McCoy, Technology Education Institute; Andrew Mack, AMGlobal; Alessandra Carozza, AMGlobal; Pablo Molina, Georgetown Law Center; Pam Covington, Verisign; Chris Hemmerlein, US DoC/NTIA; Kelly O’Keefe, Access Partnerships*; Marilyn Cade, ICT Strategies
10:15-12:00 P.M. Can the Clouds prevail? Data Retention; Privacy; Security; Geo-location; Mobility; Government/Law Enforcement Cooperation; trans-national location issues: Emerging Challenges in Internet Governance
Promoted by industry and government alike, the “Cloud” seems to be the answer to next stage online services—addressing costs; access; diversity of infrastructure; reliability; and security. Yet its very distributed nature raises Internet governance questions—this workshop will address the Internet Governance questions facing Cloud computing – and various stakeholders’ views on addressing them, including the emergence of mobile “Cloud”.
Dan O’Neil, GIIC, Coordinator
Michael Nelson, Georgetown University, Moderator
Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T
Danny McPherson, Verisign
Amie Stepanovich, EPIC
Alan Davidson, Google - Invited
John Morris, CDT – invited
Dawn Leaf, NIST – Invited
12:00 -1:00 P.M. Networking Lunch – Hart Auditorium Area
1:15-3:00 Concurrent Workshops
WORKSHOP: New Challenges to CRITICAL INTERNET RESOURCES Blocking and Tackling: New Risks and Solutions?
The Internet’s visibility as a critical communications mechanism has drawn increased attention from policy makers, the technical community, and Internet users in general. Thus, security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet are recognized as priorities to the continued successful growth of the Internet as a platform for worldwide communication, commerce, and innovation.
Threats to these core elements of the Internet are already taking many forms and are increasing in scope and sophistication. On the other hand, new policy initiatives and technical solutions provide possible avenues to address the threats.
This panel will focus on two important topics which have engendered varying views concerning their efficacy with respect to the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet: DNS blocking and filtering, and IPv6. It will explore the range of emerging threats to the Internet and the sometimes-competing considerations in the use of DNS-based solutions and the implementation of the new addressing system.
The program will present a balanced view of the relevant issues. It is expected to include participants from the government, intellectual property, Internet operations, and public interest communities. This session will be highly interactive and will include audience interaction and participation with the expert participants.
Sally Wentworth - ISOC
John Curran – ARIN Rex Bullinger - NCTA
Dr. Stephen Crocker – Shinkuro Paul Brigner - MPAA
Steve Metalitz - CoA David Sohn - CDT
Dr. Jim Galvin - Afilias Don Blunenthal - PIR
WORKSHOP: A Plethora of Policy Principles: OECD; US Cyber Security; G8 and Others
Are principles a feasible approach to underpin Internet governance? If so, which ones? Is this a ‘real’ change or a ‘wing and a prayer’ approach? Should principles be applied by codification in law, MOU, or treaty? The workshop will include a mini analysis of other sets of principles, which might be the subject of further discussion. Because the Internet and online services are global, the perspective of the workshop will be ‘taking a global view’.
This session is conducted as a Roundtable, with the purpose of comparing, contrasting, and commenting on recently announced principles relevant to Internet Governance. The session opens with a presentation of four sets of principles: OECD; G-8; US International Strategy on Cyber Space, and the Brazilian Principles for Internet Governance; followed by a Contrasting of the principles, and then a moderated discussion and debate about both the substance of the principles, and the effectiveness of principles; concerns about implementation of principles into ‘hard law’. This session is limited to 90 attendees, due to room size.
Co-Moderators: Fiona Alexander, NTIA Shane Tews, Verisign
Presentation of Principles:
Leslie Martikovics, Verizon Communications
Heather Shaw, USCIB
Chris Hemmerlein, NTIA
U.S. State Department – Coordinator’s Office – Invited
Liesyl Franz, TechAmerica
Iren Borissova, Verisign: Compare and Contrast – A synthesis view
Roundtable invited respondents.
WORKSHOP: Changing Landscape of the domain name System: new gTLDs and their implications for users: Opportunities and Risks
In the world outside of Internet governance and ICANN it’s little a little known fact that such a dramatic change to the domain naming system is before us. In fact we can likely expect hundreds of new top-level-domain names in late 2012 through 2013. Though ICANN and the Internet community posit that “(t)he expansion of the generic top-level domain (gTLD) space will allow for a greater degree of innovation and choice,” many are discussing what the real impact will be for REGISTRANTS.
In contrast, this session is intended to explore Internet USERS’ experience when the Domain Name System (DNS) undergoes this swift and massive expansion. It's a chance for the community to explore expected changes and how they impact Internet use including communication, research, commerce and other emerging functions. In this session bring together experts representing the broadest swath of the Internet community including government, contracted parties, users and businesses that represent some of the most trafficked sites online.
Please join this exciting discourse while we confront the Internet user experience as well as the tangible benefit and potential challenges hundreds or a thousand or more new gTLDs bring.
Frederick Felman, Mark Monitor, Moderator