Internet Governance Forum-USA
  Washington, D.C., July 26, 2012
  The fourth annual conference

The Internet Governance Forum-USA is a national gathering that serves as a preliminary preparation event for the Global Internet Governance Forum processes facilitated by the United Nations. IGF-USA is a multistakeholder gathering for members of civil society, businesses, governments, academia and the technology sector to meet to illuminate key issues, share concerns and best practices and cultivate constructive relationships to work toward a better future. The IGF-USA Steering Committee will present a report from this meeting at the Global IGF in November 2012, in Azerbaijan. A multimedia journalism team of students and alumni from Elon University assembled these accounts.

Full written accounts with video and photos can be found at the following links:

-The opening plenary

-Opening keynote: Ambassador Phil Verveer, US State Department, and Terry Kramer, WCIT

-Plenary Roundtable: Emerging Internet Issues - Governments or Governance?

Changing Landscape of the DNS - New gTLDs

Cloud Computing, the Next Challenge: How to Handle Big Data in the Cloud

Can An Open Internet Survive? Challenges and Issues

-Best Practices Forum:
ICTs for Disaster Response - How the Internet is Transforming Emergency Management, Planning

-Scenario Planning Exercise: The Future of Copyright, from Anarchy to Totalitarianism

-Case Studies: IG; Privacy; Cybersecurity: a Dialogue About Lessons Learned

-Youth Forum: Views and Perspectives from Youth as Users

-Workshop: Cybersecurity - Exploring Today's Challenges

-Workshop: Critical Internet Resources - Evolution of the Internet's Technical Foundations

-Reports from Workshops: Summaries of the Day's Sessions Led By Moderators

-US NTIA Statement:
Remarks by Larry Strickling, NTIA Administrator, US Department of Commerce

-Plenary Discussion:
Defining the Future
for Internet Governance

   Additional information
   from the annual IGF-USA
   conference can be found at the following locations:

- Video clips - nearly 100 of them from the day's sessions - on YouTube:

- Photos on Flickr of IGF-USA 2012 can be found here:

- The WordPress blog includes comprehensive details from every session, written by documentary journalists from the Imagining the Internet Center:

- The real-time Twitter tweets from IGF-USA and other events tied to the positive evolution of the Internet  reported by Imagining the Internet documentary journalists are here:

- IGF-USA's main site used by the organizers of IGF-USA is

The multimedia reporting team for Imagining the Internet at IGF-USA 2012
included the following Elon University students, alumni, staff and faculty:

Jeff Ackermann, Bryan Baker, Ashley Barnas, Katie Blunt, Mary Kate Brogan, Joe Bruno, Kristen Case, Allison D'Amora, Colin Donohue, Keeley Franklin, Janae Frazier, Ryan Greene, Audrey Horwitz, Elizabeth Kantlehner, Perri Kritz, Morgan Little, Madison Margeson, Katie Maraghy, Brennan McGovern, Brian Mezerski, Julie Morse, Janna Anderson.

A project of the Elon University School of Communications
All rights reserved. Contact us at