The final afternoon main-room session of IGF 2008, "Taking Stock and the Way Forward," allowed participants to give feedback on the effectiveness of the meeting format. People attending this IGF were given more opportunities for direct participation in the organization of main sessions than in the previous two forums. This page also provides links to clips from the closing ceremony and the closing remarks of Nitin Desai, IGF Chairman.
The video clips included here were recorded from thousands of miles away from Hyderabad. They are a remote capture of the live web-video stream produced from IGF. The files have some dropouts, freezes and other glitches, but for the most part the video and audio are clean and clear. Special thanks to the technical advisers who handled the video streaming from IGF to allow remote participants to play a role.
"Point" people at the panel table for the "Taking Stock" session included Georges Papadatos of the government of Greece; N. Ravi Shanker of the government of India; and Jeff Brueggeman, VP for public policy with AT&T, and Katitza Rodriguez of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and a DiploFoundation associate, both pictured above.
These clips offer a sampling of the conversation on the last afternoon of IGF 2008. Due to technical limitations on the receiving end, some segments were not recorded. The clips are QuickTime video files that require a high-speed connection. We will later link them on YouTube in a smaller, more convenient file size.
Full UN transcript of the Taking Stock session
Full UN transcript of the Closing Ceremony
Full UNtranscript of Chairman's Summary
Additional information can be found on the IGF site: http://www.intgovforum.org.
Alun Michael, a member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, shares an observation.