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Internet Governance Forum – USA, 2011

IGF USA Banner LogoThe third Internet Governance Forum-USA extending the multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet took place July 18, 2011, at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. The one-day event focused on the evolution of the Internet and the way forward. The IGF-USA multistakeholder leadership group will present a report from this meeting at the global IGF in Nairobi, Kenya, in September, sharing a recap of key highlights from this national forum.

Panel Discussion IGF USA 2010A multimedia journalism team from the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University assembled accounts of the major action from 14 events.

More than 200 photos from the event are posted here.

Full written accounts with video are here:

-The opening plenary

-Keynote by Pew Internet & American Life Project Director Lee Rainie

-Workshop: Cloud Computing – Implications for the Future

-2025 Scenario discussion – Youth Rising and Reigning

-2025 Scenario discussion – Regionalization of the Internet

-2025 Scenario discussion – Government Prevails

-The 2020 Scenario Outcomes: A Recap and Further Discussion

-Workshop: A Plethora of Policy Principles – Are They Feasible?

-Workshop: New Challenges to Critical Internet Resources

-Roundtable: Digital Natives? Mythbusting Expectations of Youth Online

-Best Practices Forum: ICTs in Disaster Response – Transforming Emergency Management

-Workshop: The Changing Landscape of the Domain Name System

-Remarks by Larry Strickling, NTIA Administrator, U.S. Department of Commerce

-The Final Plenary: Closing Remarks

Additional coverage:

– Imagining the Internet’s IGF-USA WordPress blog also includes reports, written and posted within an hour of each session by documentary journalists of the Imagining the Internet Center

– The Twitter hashtag is #IGF11-USA. 
Real-time Twitter reports by Imagining the Internet documentary journalists were recorded here:
Future of Web and Imagining the Internet 

– The home page/main site used by the organizers of IGF-USA is located here.

The multimedia reporting team for Imagining the Internet at IGF-USA 2011 included the following Elon University students and alumni:

Jeff Ackermann, Natalie Allison, Ronda Ataalla, Ashley Barnas, Joe Bruno, Kristen Case, Lianna Catino, Nicole Chadwick, Kellye Coleman, Colin Donohue, Steven Ebert, Jeff Flitter, Anna Johnson, Elizabeth Kantlehner, Melissa Kansky, Morgan Little, Brian Meyer, Julie Morse, Derek Scully, Rachel Southmayd, Katy Steele, Jeff Stern, Bethany Swanson and Carolyn VanBrocklin.

Imagining the Internet Elon Group Photo IGF USA