[ccwg-internet-governance] Call for Workshop proposals for Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Mon Apr 30 20:56:38 UTC 2018


  IGF 2018 Call for Workshop Proposals

*All stakeholders* are invited to submit proposals to hold workshops at
the *13th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/lexicon/8#IGF>)* to take place
in November/December 2018. An announcement is expected imminently on the
exact dates and venue of the meeting.

*The deadline for **workshop submissions*
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-proposal-form>* is
27 May 2018, 23:59 UTC.*


*A Thematic Approach to the IGF Programme*

Based on inputs from the IGF 2017 stocktaking process as well as the
first 2018 IGF Open Consultations, and in line with outcomes of the
earlier CSTD Working Group on IGF Improvements and the IGF Retreat
organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (UNDESA), this year, many MAG
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/lexicon/8#MAG> members
expressed their preference for having *more concrete, focused and
cohesive discussions during the IGF annual meeting*, trying to avoid
sessions that duplicate content and concepts, and reducing the number of
parallel sessions. It was decided that taking *a more thematic
approach* to the programme would be most likely to deliver the requested

A *bottom-up, community-wide* *Call for Issues*
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6037/1096> was
held between 26 March and 13 April, during which stakeholders were asked
to indicate their areas of interest (‘themes’) and suggest the issues
(‘subthemes’) to feature in this year’s programme, including new or
emerging ones. The *themes and proposed subthemes* for the meeting have
therefore been preliminarily determined through the *more than 300
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6119/1193> received
through this process.


*IGF 2018 Workshops*

The *IGF 2018 Call for Workshops* incorporates the results of the Call
for Issues by inviting proposers to submit under the following *8
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6119/1205>: *Cybersecurity,
Trust & Privacy; Digital Inclusion & Accessibility; Emerging
Technologies; Evolution of Internet Governance; Human Rights, Gender &
Youth; Development, Innovation & Economic Issues; Media & Content; and
Technical & Operational Topics.*

In addition, proposers are invited to select from *more than* *50*
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6132/1205> classified
under the themes. These cover a broad range of Internet governance
interests and include topics as varied as/ Access &
Connectivity/, /Cyberdiplomacy/,/ Encryption/,/ Internet & the
Environment/,/ Local Content/, and /Virtual Reality/, among many others.

Proposers may also* write in a subtheme of their choosing.*


*Workshop Evaluations*

The four major *criteria in the evaluation process*
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-review-and-evaluation-process> will
centre around  *Relevance, Content, Diversity, and Format*
<https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-session-formats-and-evaluation-criteria> of
each proposal. Proposers are strongly advised to pay particular
attention *to ensuring gender, regional and stakeholder
diversity* within their organizing teams, as well as among their listed
speakers, as these will be reviewed against diversity criteria
which is a key measure. Proposers are further advised that they should
have a minimum of three speakers listed and to *limit their number of
speakers to five* wherever possible, in particular when selecting a
panel format, so as to ensure space in their session for participant
engagement. While this is not a disqualifying criteria, excessive
numbers of speakers will result in lower support for the proposal.
Please note that *individual speakers will be limited to three
sessions* after the selection process.

*All proposers should consult the detailed documents below before making
a submission.*

Resource documents include an/ abbreviated manual for proposers/,
a /step-by-step overview of the screening and evaluation process by the
Secretariat and MAG, /as well as /explanations on workshop formats and
how they may impact evaluation criteria/.



*> IGF 2018 Workshop Submission Form

*> **Short Manual for Proposers*

*>* *IGF 2018 Workshop Review Process and Criteria*

*>* *Workshop Session Formats, Durations & Associated Criteria*

*>* *IGF 2018 Workshop Report Template*

*>* *Statistics on Selected IGF 2017 Proposals*
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4931/657> (reference
document on last year's

*>* *Statistics on All IGF 2017 Proposals Received*
<http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4415/621> (reference
document on last year's


*The final selection of workshops will take place during the IGF 2018
Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, scheduled on 11-13 July 2018
in Geneva, Switzerland.*

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