[bestbits] REMINDER: WSIS+10 Overall Review – Information sharing and CS coordination event

Lea Kaspar lea at gp-digital.org
Mon Feb 16 13:24:04 EST 2015

Dear friends,

Thank you to all who have expressed interest in participating in the
WSIS+10 Review information-sharing and CS coordination event taking place
in Paris on March 2. This is to share a logistical update and a rough
agenda, and to encourage anyone else interested in attending on-site to *RSVP
via the BestBits event webpage
<http://bestbits.net/events/wsis10-coordination/>* as soon as possible and *no
later than this Friday, February 20*. (If you have RSVPd already, you don't
need to do this again)

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the review process and to
facilitate coordination and strategy development for effective engagement,
both within the civil society community, as well as across stakeholder
groups. The event will be divided into a civil society segment and a
cross-community segment as outlined below.

A rough agenda for the day is as follows:
TimeSession09:00-12:00Civil society awareness raising and coordination
session 112:00-13:00Lunch13:00-14:00Cross-community session 1: Setting the
scene for the WSIS process in 2015: what is at stake?14:00-15:00Cross-community
session 2: Sharing strategies and finding synergies15:00-15:30Break
15:30-17:30Civil society awareness raising and coordination session 2

A detailed agenda for the civil society sessions as well as info on
speakers for the cross-community sessions will be shared closer to the date.

The event will be held on *Monday, March 2*, at the ICC headquarters in
Paris at *33 Avenue President Wilson
75116 Paris*.

Please note that *only registered participants will be able to attend*, so
make sure to* RSVP by COB Friday, Feb 20*. Further, due to the limited room
capacity for on-site participation, places will be allocated on a first
come first served basis (in case necessary).

For the cross-community sessions (13:00-15:00), depending on the number of
RSVPs from other communities, places for this session might need to be
balanced out across stakeholder groups. Remote participation will be made
available for this segment of the event and details on how to join will
follow shortly.

*Financial support*
There is limited financial support available for participants from
developing countries which is being allocated on a first come first served
basis. At this stage, only applicants who do not require a visa (or are
able to obtain the visa through an expedited process) can be considered for

*Supporting organisations*
This event is being organised by a group of civil society organisations
including Global Partners Digital (GPD), Association for Progressive
Communications (APC), Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT),
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA),
Internet Democracy Project, KICTANet, Centre for Communication Governance
at National Law University Delhi, and the Internet Rights and Principles
(IRP) Coalition – in collaboration with the Internet Society (ISOC) and the
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – who are co-organising the
cross-community sessions.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

*Lea Kaspar*


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