[bestbits] Call for IGF2018 Remote Hubs - Register until 15oct

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 14:29:51 EDT 2018


IGF 2018 Remote Hubs

If you are not able to attend the Thirteenth IGF meeting in Paris,
France, you can follow it remotely! Online participation, and
specifically the hubs structure, have been successful in previous
IGFs. This time again you can follow the discussions from home or
office; watch the webcast of the event; follow real-time closed
captioning ; and participate live. Or you can also expand the
discussions and organize an IGF hub in your city!

Online participants/Remote hubs will be able to interact with the
meeting by asking for the floor when the panel moderator opens it for
questions from the audience, and sending text questions and/or
video/audio interventions by using the online participation platform.

Hubs are local meetings that take place in parallel with the IGF.
People can watch the webcast of IGF sessions together and send
interventions (via text, audio or video) that can be answered by
panelists in IGF. In addition, hub organizers can hold debates to
discuss the themes introduced at the IGF from their local perspective.
Several training sessions for Remote Panelists and Remote Hubs will be
held during October-November 2018.

There are several advantages in creating a hub:

It helps to raise awareness about Internet Governance issues.
It fosters networking among participants and community building.
It encourages follow-up activities.

How to organize a hub?  The requirements are very simple:

A room or auditorium. It can be held in a university classroom or any
other convenient place.
A computer with a broadband Internet connection and a projector
equipment, to enable the hub participants to watch the video.
A hub moderator, who will plan the dynamics of the local discussions
as well as transmit the hub participants’ questions or comments to the
IGF through the remote participation channels.
A general call in lists, forums etc, to invite the interested local community.

Stakeholders interested in organizing a remote hub are invited to
register online before 15 October 2018 with the following information:

Country / City
Institution hosting the hub.
Possible area(s) of interest.
Number of expected participants within the hub.
Planned pre-meeting activities.
Hub Coordinator.
Contact email.
Hub Technical coordinator (IT).
Technical coordinator contact email.

Please note that the local hub and technical coordinators have to be
present at the hub site

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