8th Russian Internet Governance Forum to take place in the city of Innopolis, Tatarstan in April 2017
The 8th Russian Internet Governance Forum will take place in the city of Innopolis, Tatarstan, on April 7, 2017. RIGF 2017 seeks to get more actors involved in global internet governance, and add a wider variety of discussion topics to the current agenda. Guests and speakers will discuss new trends in internet governance and challenges facing those involved in this process.
The forum will feature sessions on information security, regional aspects of internet governance, international cooperation and technological innovations. Experts from Russia, China, the US and European countries will talk about who should be playing a more active role in global internet governance, and what can be done to engage new stakeholders.
Participants can also attend the award ceremony of the Virtuti Interneti prize, which the Coordination Center founded in 2010. The prize will recognize the greatest contribution to the internet’s development, as decided by an expert panel.
Special introductory lectures will be held for those new to the issue of global internet governance. Delivered by leading world experts, these lectures will cover the past, present and future of internet governance.