Global events



22 Jun - 24 Jun
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Internet Society NGO Members Lianna Galstyan and Kristina Hakobyan participated to the SEEDIG 2018 (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance) meeting taking place on 22-24 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, and was hosted by the Digitas Institute. SEEDIG 2018 was attended by 120 participants from 27 SEE and neighboring countries representing all stakeholder groups.

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25 Apr - 26 Apr

Internet Society NGO Board Members Armen Muradyan, Vahan Hovsepyan and ArmSIG student Syuzi Hovhannisyan participated to the MENOG 18 (Middle East Network Operators Group) meeting taking place on 25-26 April in Tehran, Iran. The event was hosted by Asiatech, Internet provider in Iran, and sponsored by RIPE NCC. MENOG 18 was attended by 240 participants from 15 countries from all geographic regions of the world. As a platform for key Internet builders in the region, MENOG provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, shares experiences and knowledge, presents and discusses the latest networking innovations, and discovers new business models and applications. It is a highly selective meeting attended by experts and other interested people from the Internet industry, academia and government. During the conference, Armenian delegation networked with the specialists from Middle East and foreign attendees, and gained a number of preliminary agreements. The essential step was to discover Iranian market with all its opportunities and launch new business ideas and views there. The delegation had chance to share its experience and be introduced to the business environment of Iran through presentations, meetings, round-table talks and discussions from both sides.

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9th Russian Internet Governance Forum

6 Apr - 6 Apr
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Internet Society NGO Board Members Anna Karakhanyan, Armen Muradyan and Vahan Hovsepyan participated in the 9th Russian Internet Governance Forum, held on April 6 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The forum featured sessions on information security, regional aspects of internet governance, international cooperation and technological innovations. Experts from Russia, China, the US and European countries talked about who should be playing a more active role in global internet governance, and what can be done to engage new stakeholders. The event was hosted by Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and supported by ICANN, ISOC, RIPE NCC, APTLD and The Technical Center of Internet. Cybersecurity partner of the Forum was Kaspersky Lab.

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ITU Regional Workshop and IoT SIG meeting

4 Apr - 6 Apr
Odessa, Ukraine

Internet Society NGO Vice President Grigori Saghyan, Director Arman Nersisyan and Board Members Armen Muradyan and Vahan Hovsepyan, participated in the Internet of Things Special Interest Group (IOT SIG) preparatory meeting, as well as in ITU Regional Workshop for Europe and CIS on "Cybersecurity and Child Online Protection" held on April 4-6 in Odessa, Ukraine.

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IGF 2018: First Open Consultations and MAG meeting

19 Mar - 22 Mar
Geneva, Switzerland

Internet Society NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan participated in her new role as Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) member to the IGF 2018 First Open Consultations and MAG meeting held on 19-22 March in Geneva, Switzerland.

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10 Mar - 15 Mar
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Internet Society NGO Board Member Siranush Vardanyan and members of the organization Narine Khachatryan and Kristina Hakobyan participated in the ICANN61 meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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APTLD73/APRICOT2018 meetings in Nepal

23 Feb - 28 Feb
Kathmandu, Nepal

Internet Society NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan took part in the APTLD73 meeting held on 22-23 February in Kathmandu, Nepal, hosted by .NP ccTLD. Representatives from Asia-Pacific ccTLDs were present at the meeting, where Ms. Galstyan presented the Policy of Domain Name Registration in AM/ՀԱՅ. Ms. Galstyan also participated in a meeting organized by the Internet Society Nepal Chapter in the framework of the APRICOT2018 (February 25-28) meeting. On these meetings days, during the Board Meeting of DotAsia, celebrating the 10-year anniversary, the DotAsia membership of Internet Society NGO wasapproved.

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EuroDIG 2018 Planning Meeting in Tbilisi

1 Feb - 1 Feb

On 1 February, Board Members of the “Internet Society” NGO Lianna Galstyan and Vahan Hovsepyan participated to the EuroDIG 2018 planning meeting in Tbilisi, where the program of the annual meeting, participation principles and cooperation with other national Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) were discussed. EuroDIG is the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, which every year is held in different European country. Be reminded that this year  EuroDIG 2018 will take place on 5-6 June in Tbilisi. For more details, please visit the official EuroDIG website.

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Participated in the ICANN60 meeting

27 Oct - 3 Nov
Abu Dhabi, UAE

ISOC AM members Igor Mkrtumyan, Siranush Vardanyan, Lianna Galstyan, Vahan Hovsepyan, Ani Mkrtchyan and Narine Khacharyan participated in the ICANN60 meeting.

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