2013 Australian Internet Governance Forum - Open for registrations

Posted by on 22 August 2013

We are proud to announce the 2013 Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF) is now open for registrations.

The event is Australia’s premier forum for the open and inclusive discussion of a wide range of Internet-related policy issues. It is based on a global model originally established by the United Nations.

It will be held at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne, on 16-17 October.

The auIGF brings government, industry and community members together in an apolitical, multi-stakeholder environment, to exchange ideas and best practices, and help shape the future of the Internet in Australia.

The first day will consist of a series of expert panels on the main themes of the auIGF:

•    The role of the Internet in breaking down national, social and cultural borders
•    Legal frameworks and the Internet: A recipe for failure?
•    Children & the Internet – Protections, rights, dangers and opportunities
•    New generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs) – consumer choice or consumer constraint?

Day two will consist of smaller workshop discussions, facilitated by our “2013 auIGF Ambassadors”.

The ambassadors are experts in their respective fields and will also represent the Australian Internet community at the global IGF in Bali in late October.

Miguel Wood – tech entrepreneur, strategist and computational social scientist
“Accelerating the growth of the Australian tech startup ecosystem”

Jeremy Blackman – Alannah and Madeline Foundation
“Digital Citizenship vs. Cybersafety”

Angela Daly – Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology
“Digital Intellectual Property in Australia”

Peter Walton – CEO, Infoxchange
“Digital Equality: Narrowing the Participation Gap”

John Selby – Lecturer, Macquarie University
“Does the Internet Need a Delete Button? Should Australia Implement a Right to be Forgotten into its Privacy Laws?”

Gunela Astbrink – Internet Society of Australia
“Will DisabilityCare Australia be a game-changer in the provision of safe, innovative and accessible online services?”

The auIGF is a not-for-profit event.

To facilitate the participation of all stakeholders, registration fees have been set at only $75 and it is expected tickets will sell-out quickly.

To view the full schedule, click here. To register for the event, click here.