[bestbits] Register Now for APrIGF 2018 Vanuatu (13 - 16 Aug) - Agenda Highlights
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Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APrIGF Vanuatu 2018
13 Aug - 16 Aug 2018
Iririki Island Resort, Port Vila
Empowering the Communities in Asia Pacific to build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet
The 2018 meeting will be held at the Iririki Island Resort in Port Vila, Vanuatu hosted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and Telecommunication and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) of Vanuatu.
What to look out for on the agenda?
There are 30 sessions throughout the 3-day main conference covering a wide variety of topics such as high-interest Pacific plenaries on Challenges & Opportunities of Connectivity in Small Island States, Natural Disasters Management as well as other workshops on cybersecurity, e-government, Internet access and shutdowns, transparency reports and the recent heated debate on GDPR and cross-border data, etc. If you are a first-timer, join the full-day Capacity Building <http://aprigf.vu/program-agenda/capacity-building-day-agenda/> session to be held on 13 Aug for newcomers and fellows. A specific track with sessions focusing on Pacific perspective is also lined up on Day 2 this year. Check out the latest agenda at the local host website.
Featured Opening & Plenary Speakers:
Hon. Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu
Dr. Vinton Cerf, Chief Evangelist of Google
Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Founder of Pacifica Nexus (2018 MAG member of IGF)
Australian Ambassador of Cyber Affairs
ICT Minister of Samoa
Abraham Nasak, Director of National Disaster Management Office of Vanuatu
John Jack, Deputy Chief Information Officer of Vanuatu
More distinguished and a great variety of speakers are joining us. Please refer to the workshop pages for full list of speakers.
Be part of the discussion and register now at http://2018.aprigf.asia <http://2018.aprigf.asia/>.
Remote participation will also be available.
The Synthesis Document 2018 public input period will be commencing soon next week. Stay tuned to provide your input.
If you are interested to follow any news and updates about APrIGF and discuss relevant issues, you may subscribe to the mailing list discuss at aprigf.asia <mailto:discuss at aprigf.asia> by sending in subscription request.
We also welcome any Internet-related organisation to become a sponsor. Please contact sec at aprigf.asia <mailto:sec at aprigf.asia> for more information.
Secretariat of APrIGF
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