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December 4-8, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia. ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan, Board members Inna Kholodova and Karen Yerznkanyan as well as ISOC AM members Gurgen Petrosyan, Eugene Prokhorenko, Karen Gasparyan and Edward Ayvazyan participated in the CEENET NREN Technology Workshop on Network Security.

December 3, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan made a presentation "Internet in Armenia" on the round table "Perspectives of Russian-Armenian integration in telecommunications" at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of RA.

November 30, 2013, Vanadzor, Armenia. ISOC AM president I.Mkrtumyan, Board member Tigran Zargaryan and ISOC AM member Vahan Misakyan took part in the graduation ceremony of the first group of the "Young technician" project carried out by Vanadzor regional Internet center (ISOC Community grantee) under the management of ISOC AM member Margarita Solomonyan and ISOC AM. Within the framework of the project teenagers are learning computer hardware, repair, OS installation, LAN setup and Internet literacy. ISOC AM provided old computers and other hardware to the project. Young technicians are reviving them and providing to regional libraries and other regional organizations. Vahan Misakyan is a trainer of the project. The best graduates were presented with ISOC flash memory and "Internet Governance" book in Armenian.

November 30, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM cosponsored the traditional annual Armnet2013 conference, where the best Armenian websites in different nominations were awarded.


November 17-21, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan participated in the ICANN 48 conference.


November 11-13, 2013, Kapan, Armenia. ISOC AM member Margarita Solomonyan participated in the Syunik Investment Forum.

November 5, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President Mr. Igor Mkrtumyan gave an interview to Mediamax agency on the past, present and future of Freenet.am.

November 4, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ARMIX meeting at ISOC AM. Vahan Hovsepyan, Misak Khachatryan, Albert Toneyan and Igor Mkrtumyan were present. Vahan Hovsepyan and Misak Khachatryan shared their experience of participation in the 23rd Euro-IX Forum. The list of the additional hardware for ARMIX was discussed.

November 1, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Mr. Grigori Saghyan hold a press-conference for the local TV and Radio agencies on the subject of Personal Data Protection.

October 31, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP A.Nazaryan participated in the "Integrating People with Disabilities into the Workplace" conference organized by the "Republican Union of Employers of Armenia".

October 30, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM VP Mr. Grigori Saghyan took part in the opening ceremony of ArmAwards 2013 Contest for the best Armenian websites. ISOC AM and Orange Armenia are traditionally sponsoring ArmNet annual conference and website contest.

October 27-29, 2013, Helsinki, Finland. ISOC AM members, Vahan Hovsepyan and Misak Khachatryan representing ARMIX participated in the 23rd Euro-IX Forum. The participation was sponsored by the global ISOC (Jane Coffin).

October 24, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan and ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan participated in the "Protection and Virtualization of Modern IT Infrastructure" conference where representatives of Symantec, VMware, Microsoft, IBM, CA Technologies, Trend Micro and Adobe companies presented their new products and technologies. The conference was organized by the MONT group of companies.

October 23, 2013, Bali, Indonesia. ISOC AM Board member Ms. Lianna Galstyan participated to the 8th IGF in Bali, Indonesia. In the Session on Internet Governance Principles she presented the Internet Governance principles for Armenia.

October 14-18, 2013, Athens, Greece. ISOC AM VP Albert Toneyan participated in the RIPE 67 meeting.

October 10, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM translated into Armenian, published and distributed the 5th edition of Jovan Kurbalija's book "Internet Governance".

October 9, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. Iinternetional Internet Society, ArmIX and ISOC AM organized the IXP training workshop with the motto "Bulding Connectivity with IXP". The workshop was headed by Ms. Jane Coffin. More than 35 participants from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, USA, Netherlands and other countries took part in the workshop. Information about the event is at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.


October 8-9, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. The INET Armenia conference organized by internetional Internet Society and ISOC AM under the motto "Paving a road to the future" took place in Yerevan, Armenia. About 100 participants from Armenia and other countries took part in the conference. Internetional Internet Society represented by Mr. Frederick Donck, Mr. Jacek Gajewsky and Mrs. Jane Coffin was the major sponsor of the event. The conference was opened by Mr. Frederick Donck, Regional Bureau Director, Europe, Internet Society. There were welcome notes from Mr. Andranik Aleksanyan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Igor Mkrtumyan, President of ISOC AM. The opening keynote was pronounced by Mr. Yuri Shoukurian, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences. Information about the event can be found at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.


Presentations of the INET Armenia.

The video of the event can be seen on Youtube.

The results of the conference were reflected in mass media:
- Arminfo
- Haylur
- 168.am
- nt.am
- armnewstv.am
- hottv.am

October 4, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. The same ISOC AM delegation took part in the International Forum "Media for the Information Society. G.Saghyan was a moderator of a session devoted to the content filtration in different counties and the influence of the filtration on other countries.

October 3, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. The same ISOC AM delegation took part in the 4th Ukrainian IGF.


October 1-2, 2013, Kiev, Ukraine. ISOC AM delegation including ISOC AM VP G.Saghyan, ISOC AM Executive Director A.Nersisyan, ISOC AM Board member L.Galstyan and ISOC AM member E. Ayvazyan took part in the ENOG 6 / RIPE NCC Regional Meeting.


August 2, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM started preparation for IXP Training organized by internetional Internet Society, ArmIX and ISOC AM. Registration is announced at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.

August 1, 2013, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM started prparation for INET Armenia Conference organized by internetional Internet Society and ISOC AM. Registration is announced at INET Armenia and ISOC web sites.

The event will be live streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/embed/9833864
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July 23-27, 2013, Meissen, Germany. ISOC AM member Narine Khachatryan took part in the European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG).


July 17, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM President I.Mkrtumyan and Vice-President G.Saghyan took part in the ARMIX general meeting with the agenda:
1. ARMIX annual report
2. ARMIX future development
3. ARMIX Board and Chair election
4. Connection of companies with AS numbers
5. INET Armenia and IXP training


July 14-18, 2013, Durban. ISOC AM Board member Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN Durban conference.


June 20-21, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM organized a remote hub for remote participation in the EuroDig forum in Lisbon.


June 6, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM launched the process of creating Armenian IDN.

June 1, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM conducted the country Internet penetration survey. The results will be published soon.

May 16, 2013, Yerevan. First Lady of Armenia Mrs. Rita Sargsyan and the Misniter of Culture of the RA, Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan visited the Internet Accessibility Center for Blind and Visually Impaired People (IACB) created by ISOC Community Grant Program. ISOC AM president, Igor Mkrtumyan and vice-president, Armen Nazaryan,, told about the history of IACB creation, inclusion of global ISOC, further plans and problems the House of Culture of Blinds is facing.

May 13, 2013, Yerevan. Meeting of Armenian ALAC groups with Roberto Gaetano (ICANN ALAC) at ISOC AM. Igor Mkrtumyan (ISOC AM president), Grigori Saghyan (ISOC AM Vice-president), Siranush Vardanyan (ISOC AM Board member, head of Phyunik ALAC group), Lianna Galstyan (ISOC AM Board member, head of ISOC AM ALAC group, Narine Khachatryan (ISOC AM member, head of MediaEducation Center ALAC group), Hayk Baghyan (ISOC AM Board member) were present at the meeting. The activity of Armenian ALAC groups was reported and their location in ICANN ALAC discussed.

April 25, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM president Igor Mkrtumyan (IM) took part in the 4th Russian IGF. During the forum he met with Jacek Gajewski (Chapter Development Manager, ISOC Europe) and Frederick Donck (Director European Regional Bureau, ISOC). They discussed the future plans of ISOC AM and coordinated it with ISOC plans. IM had also took part in the meeting of East European and Central Asian ccTLDs called by Veni Markovski (ICANN VP).


April 17, 2013, Yerevan. The official opening of the Internet Accessibility Center for Blind and Visually Impaired People (IACB) created by ISOC Community Grant Program. Representatives of public organizations, ministry of Social Security, media were present. The main equipment was provided by ISOC grant. Ministry of Transport and Communications as well as IRD Armenian office also provided equipment and furniture.

April 7-11, 2013, Beijing. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN Beijing conference.

February 23, 2013, Yerevan. Annual meeting of ISOC AM (Photos). More than 80 members were present. Igor Mkrtumyan, ISOC AM president, made a report on the work done by ISOC AM on 2010-2012. The report was approved. I. Mkrtumyan was reelected as President of ISOC AM for 3 more years. 5 new Board members were elected:
- Ralph Yirikyan, General Manager of Vivacell-MTS, the largest mobile operator of Armenia;
- Andranik Aleksanyan, former director of ISOC AM, now Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications;
- Siranush
Vardanyan, member of ICANN NomCom, head of Phyunik ALAC group in Armenia;
- Hayk Baghyan, Director of Media Education Center, head of Safe Internet program in Armenia;
- Lianna Galstyan, head of ISOC AM ALAC group.
Gagik Grigoryan, the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), representative of the Armenian government in ICANN GAC, was elected as a new vice president of ISOC AM with the responsibility of coordinating ISOC AM and MTC policies in Internet governance.
Arman Nersissyan was approved in the position of Director of ISOC AM.


January 25, 2013, Yerevan. Armenian Safer Internet Committee meeting took place where the nearest plans were discussed (Safe.am is a joint initiative of the Media Education Center and ISOC Armenia in partnership with Orange Armenia, the National Center of Educational Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Yerevan City Municipality).

January 25, 2013, Yerevan. ISOC AM Board member, Grigor Vahanyan, published the ranking of Armenian educational and media web sites.

December 14, 2012, Dubai, UAE. ISOC AM Vice-president, Grigori Saghyan, took part in the WCIT conference. Signatories of the Final Acts

December 8, 2012. ISOC AM co-sponsored the ArmNet 2012 conference.
Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites.

October 14-18, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Grigori Saghyan, participated in ICANN 45 meeting in Toronto

Sep 24-28, 2012. ISOC AM Vice-President, Albert Toneyan, and Board member, AMNIC manager, Hrant Dadivanyan participated in the RIPE 65 meeting in Amsterdam.

September 20, 2012. ISOC AM launched a web space security monitoring web site www.websec.am

September 11-13, 2012. ISOC AM Board member, Anna Karakhanyan participated in the Fifth International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe in Budva, Montenegro. Anna Karakhanyan made a presentation on Administraton of AM domain.

August 25-26, 2012. ISOC AM member, Arman Atoyan, participated in the Campus Party Europe in Berlin - Germany's largest technology festival. Campus Party is the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world. It's a weeklong, 24-hours-a-day technology festival for thousands of "campuseros" - hackers, developers, gamers and geeks. Equipped with computers and other toys, they camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

August 2012. Workshop "ISOC position on ACTA, SOPA and PIPA"

July 2012. Presentation of Jovan Kurbalija's book "Internet Governance" published in Armenian

July 6, 2012. IPv6 day in Armenia. ISOC Armenia and ASNET-AM organized an IPv6 day in Armenia. A. Petrosyan made a presentation on the upgrade of Armenia academic and research network to IPv6 readiness. I.Mkrtumyan made a presentation on the state of IPv6 in Armenia and the problems to be solved.

June 15, 2012. The ISOC AM organized a round table at the Digitec Business Forum to discuss the issue of past/present and Future of Freenet.am.

June 7, 2012. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ISOC AM Chapter's project: "Creation of Internet Availability Center at the Cultural Center of the Armenian Society of Blind and Visually Impaired People" for funding.

April 22-24, 2012. ISOC AM member Karen Gasparyan took part in the Global INET 2012 conference.

December 7, 2011. ISOC AM co-sponsored the ArmNet 2011 conference. Armnetawards: The best Armenian websites.

Nov 17, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected FSL's project: "Establishing a Content Creation Centre in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia" for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project.

Nov 9, 2011. ISOC AM President, Igor Mkrtumyan, Vice-Presidents, Vladimir Sahakyan and Grigori Saghyan as well as ISOC AM members, Narine Khachatryan and Arman Atoyan participated in the INET Bucharest.

October 14-16, 2011, Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM co-sponsored the 1st Armenian International Congress on Telemedicine and eHealth "ARMTELEMED: Road to the Future", http://congress.armtelemed.org .

July 6, 2011. IPv6 day in Armenia

May 12, 2011. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected ASNET-AM's project: "Upgrade of Armenia Academic (Research) Network to IPv6 Readiness" for funding. ISOC AM is co-financing the project

Nov 23, 2010. The ISOC Community Grants Programme Committee has selected UITEr's project: "Starting Up the Armenian Internet Exchange" for funding.



 

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