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Elon team's IGF panel appearances in Lithuania to be carried via live webcast

Live webcasts of Internet Governance Forum panel appearances by Elon University students Kirsten Bennett, Sam Baranowski and Drew Smith, and by Glenn Scott, associate professor of communications, are being streamed online by the United Nations Sept. 16 and 17.

Bennett will be a featured speaker at a “Regional and National IGF” session, starting online at http://webcast.intgovforum.org/#room2 at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16. She is slated to provide a report about the Imagining the Internet Center’s documentation of the 2010 IGF-USA for the global IGF participants. Bennett was part of a documentary team from Imagining the Internet that covered the United States IGF meeting in July in Washington, D.C. (http://www.elon.edu/e-web/predictions/igf_usa/igf_usa_2010.xhtml). Among the other participants in the session will be Steve DelBianco of NetChoice, Iren Borissova of VeriSign, Liesyl Franz of TechAmerica, Fiona Alexander of NTIA, Jim Galvin of Affilias and Sally Wentworth of the Internet Society.

Scott and Baranowski will be panelists at an IGF workshop presented by the Dynamic Coalition on Core Internet Values, available online at http://webcast.intgovforum.org/#room9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16. Scott will provide a summary of the Core Values of the Internet session that was presented at FutureWeb, the series of events hosted over three days in April 2010 by Imagining the Internet at the global WWW2010 meeting in Raleigh (http://www.elon.edu/e-web/predictions/futureweb2010/future_core_values_internet.xhtml). Baranowski will present a summary of youth participation in OneWebDay online activities. Students from Elon University have contributed more than 50 video clips and blogs to the OneWebDay site over the past two years (see one example here: http://onewebday.org/2009/09/14/one-web-day-the-webs-benefits-elon-university-interactive-media-program/), and they hosted a 2010 OneWebDay event for several hundred people at Elon University – you can see the video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ImaginingtheInternet#p/u/0/Qr7-dwbTWvc

Smith will be a featured speaker on two panels. He will talk about education and capacity building at a panel titled “Core Internet Values and the Principles of Internet Governance Across Generations” which is also scheduled to feature Vint Cerf of Google, Bill Graham of the Internet Society, ‘Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm New Nigeria, Grace Bomu of the ICT Consumers Association of Kenya, Laura DeNardis of the Yale Information Society Project and Nii Quaynor of Ghana.com. The panel will be available online at http://webcast.intgovforum.org/#room3 from 2 to 4 a.m. Sept. 17.

Smith will also appear on the lead panel at a workshop titled “Internet for Youth,” a group effort to brainstorm options for participation by youth in Internet governance debates on the local and global levels. The panel will be livestreamed at http://webcast.intgovforum.org/#room1 from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

Dan Anderson,
9/17/2010 8:16 AM