Global events

Apr
06

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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Apr
04

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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Mar
19

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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Mar
10

ICANN61

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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Feb
23

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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Feb
01

EuroDIG 2018 Planning Meeting in Tbilisi

1 Feb - 1 Feb
Tbilisi

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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Oct
27

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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Jun
26

ISOC AM Board members took part in the ICANN59 meeting

26 Jun - 29 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa

June 26-29, 2017. Johannesburg, South Africa. ISOC AM Board members Lianna Galstyan and, Siranush Vardanyan took part in the ICANN59 meeting. June 27, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 10th meeting. June 27, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 13th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG finished the development of the Registrar accreditation conditions. June 21, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 9th meeting. June 17, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM PM Ani Mkrtchyan took part in the prize handing meeting of winners of the best teacher in safe Internet program. June 16, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The ISOC AM administration had a talk with visitors from Estonian e-Governance Academy, Kristina Reinsalu and Jelizaveta Krenjova as well as Lilit Azroyan form Eurasia Partnership Foundation and discussed possible ways of cooperation. June 15, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 8th meeting. June 14, 2017. ISOC AM project "Internet radio for visually impaired people" was awarded the WSIS 2017 prize. The photo of the ceremony as well as the prize are shown below.   June 14, 2017. New article on Internet radio for people with visual impairments created with the help of ISOC Armenia was published in the Internet Society blog. June 13, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 12th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. June 12, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 7th meeting. June 8, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 6th meeting. June 6-7, 2017. Tallinn, Estonia. The following ISOC AM members participated at the 10th EuroDIG: Lianna Galstyan, Narine Khachatryan, Samvel Martirosyan, Ani Mkrtchyan, Hovhannes Aghajanyan. June 06, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 5th meeting. June 06, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 11th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. June 05, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 4th meeting. May 30, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 10th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. May 29, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. There was an ISOC AM and ITC staff familiarization workshop on ISO 27001 certification. May 25, 2017. ICANN, At-Large Community. ISOC AM PR manager Lianna Galstyan was elected as APRALO Vice-Chair. May 24-25, 2017. Ohrid, Macedonia. ISOC AM PR manager L.Galstyan and PM A. Mkrtchyan took part in the SEEDIG 2017 meeting. May 23, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 9th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. May 19, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Strategy development WG had its 2nd meeting. A new edition of the ISOC AM charter was discussed. May 12, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. In appreciation of the co-sponsorship of  the "International Space Applications Challenge" hackathon the ISOC AM was named a Galactic Team Member. May 11, 2017. Yerevan Armenia. ISOC AM announced  the launch of the first Armenian school on Internet Governance (ArmSIG). A five-day course will take place on July 17-21, 2017 in Yerevan. May 11, 2017. Geneva, Switzerland. ISOC AM Radio Menq project  has been selected as one of the 90 Champions Project of WSIS Prize. May 10, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Policy development group had its 3rd meeting. May 6, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM «.հայ» domain advancement WG had its 2nd meeting. May 5, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Domain Registration Policy Development WG had its 2nd meeting. May 3, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 8th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. May 3, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Domain Registration Policy Development WG had its 1st meeting. May 2, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Strategy development WG had its 1st meeting. The WG  regulations were discussed. April 29-30, 2017.  Byurakan, Armenia. ISOC AM co-sponsored NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon. 68 participants grouped in 14 teams took part in the event. April 28, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM Board meeting took place with the following agenda:1. Providing the status of Registrar to Netmaster company. 2. Providing the status of Registrar to Royal Holding company.3. Admission of H.Kababyan and S.Doydoyan to ISOC AM members.  4. Affirmation of regulations of the following working groups:- Registrar monitoring- «.հայ» domain advancement- 1st year domain registration fee - Strategy of Armenian GTLDs development April 25, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. 6th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. April 21, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. Several ISOC AM members took part in the webinar devoted to the  ICANN Fellowship programme. April 20, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM launched a new project called "Youth and the Internet". It is aimed at promoting youth participation by raising their awareness and better understanding of Internet related issues. The survey (in Armenian) is put on ISOCAM's Facebook page. April 17, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. 5th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. April 11, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. 4th meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. April 7, 2017. Innopolis, RF. ISOC AM Board member Vahan Hovsepyan took part in the Russian Internet Governance Forum, RIGF 8. His report (in Armenian) can be seen here. April 07, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM received the March, 2017 issue of the IETF journal. Interested Board members can take it for reading from the ISOC AM Library. April 06, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. Children from an Ashtarak school with their instructor, ISOC AM member Narine Mesropyan, visited ISOC AM office to see the presentation of the ISOC AM PM Ani Mkrtchyan devoted to the History of Internet. You can see more photos from the event here. April 04, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 3rd meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG continued discussions on Registrar accreditation conditions. March 31, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. On-line Board meeting with Zoom videoconferencing system took place with the agenda of admitting new Registrars.The voting didn't take place because of the absence of the quorum. March 30, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. A group of children from an Ashtarak school with their instructor, ISOC AM member Narine Mesropyan, visited ISOC AM office and presented mobile applications developed by them. March 28, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The 2nd meeting of the "Registrar monitoring" WG took place. Members of the WG presented the experience of several registries underlining their usability for the Armenian Registry. It was decided to summarize them and make ready as a final proposal to the Board of ISOC AM. March 27, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. The Armenian IDN .հայ advancement WG had its first meeting. It was agreed to work on 3 separate directions: outreach, motivation and technical challenges. For the first month of work the WG will hold its meetings on a weekly basis. Currently, there are 11 ISOC AM members involved in this group. March 23, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. AMNIC participated in CENTR's "Legal and Regulatory Survey 2017". March 20, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. A meeting of the "First year domain registration price" WG took place. March 20, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. A meeting of the "Registrar accreditation and monitoring" working group took place. The members were asked to prepare their presentations on existing accreditation policies most suited to Armenia. March 16, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. Ani Mkrtchyan and Igor Mkrtumyan took part in the "Youth & the Internet" on-line Community Forum. March 14, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. A meeting of the ISOC AM "Registrar accreditation and monitoring" working group took place. March 11-16, 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. ISOC AM Board members Armen Muradyan, Grigori Saghyan, Lianna Galstyan, Siranush Vardanyan and Vahan Hovsepyan took part in the ICANN58 meeting. March 13, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia AMNIC took part in CENTR's "Anycast deployment" survey. March 10, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM hosted the ARMIX general meeting. Chair of the Board Albert Toneyan and Director of ARMIX Vahan Hovsepyan made a presentation on ARMIX activity in 2016. It was decided to enlarge the Board by including all companies connected to ARMIX. March 9, 2017. New article on Internet radio for people with visual impairments created with the help of ISOC Armenia was published in the Internet Society blog. Beyond the Net program of the Internet Society  published a video “Radio MENQ - The Internet station for the blind of Armenia” on Youtube. March 3, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. There was an Armenia Chapter Board Meeting. The agenda included the admission of new members and Registrars, discussion of a new bylaw clauses as a follow up of a new law on NGOs. It was decided to create "Registrar accreditation and monitoring" and ".հայ domain advancement and marketing"  working groups. February 28, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM published a final report on "Internet radio for people with visual impairments" BTN grant. February 28, 2017.  Brussels, Belgium, CENTR. The information about ISOC AM program for rural libraries was published in the CENTRnews. February 22-23, 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISOC AM project manager Ani Mkrtchyan took part in the European Chapters meeting 2017 with a presentation based on the survey of the Internet  users' trust. February 17, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM organized a workshop on Global Internet Society for the new ISOC AM members. Igor Mkrtumyan made a presentation “Global Internet Society: Mission, History, and Structure". February 15, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. An ISOC AM organized a workshop on children safety. Karen Gasparyan (Cybersec.am) made a presentation on ways to provide children’s safety in the Internet.  January 31, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM published a report on a work done within a program "Computers and services for rural areas". January 26, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC Armenia has launched a survey on Internet Users' Online Security aiming to find out the level of online safety and security awareness of Internet users in Armenia. January 26, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. AMNIC participated in the Stat Survey 2017 and Launch and use of IDNs (2017) CENTR surveys. January 19, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia.The famous mediaexpert Samvel Martirosyan made a presentation on protection from virtual attacks for ISOC AM members. January 18, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. There was a session of a working team on the policy of domain registrations in .AM and .ՀԱՅ domains. It was decided that Grigori Saghyan should prepare the proposals on the new edition of policy taking into consideration the ICANN policy.  January 17, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. ISOC AM council meeting took place. The agenda included proposals of a board member Gevorg Poghosyan on the improvement of the ISOC AM operations.The following board members were present: Arman Nersisyan, Aram Mkhitaryan, Aram Verdyan, Tovmas Mazejian, Avetik Yessayan, Tigran Zargaryan, Grogori Saghyan, Lianna Galstyan, Gevorg Poghosyan, Igor Mkrtumyan, Misak Khachatryan, Armen Muradyan, Karen Yerznkanyan, Albert Toneyan, Murad Muradyan, Kolya Hovhannisyan, Hrant Dadivanyan, Anna Karakhanyan, Vahan Hovsepyan. There were 3 proxies: Siranush Vardanyan transferred her voice to Lianna Galstyan, Haykaz Baghyan - to Igor Mkrtumyan, Levon Ghazaryan - to Aram Verdyan. The Council decided to create a working team on the proposals and come up with a conclusion in a week. January 13, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. There was a presentation of Karen Yerznkanyan, President of Community Development Innovation Center NGO, entitled  "SmartCity: Idea, Concept and Implementations" for ISOC AM members.  January 12, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. There was ISOC AM administrative meeting where the plans for 2017 were discussed. January 6, 2017. Yerevan, Armenia. radio-menq.am web site created an archive, where all broadcasts of the Internet radio for visually impaired people are stored. Those broadcasts can be listened on the http://radio-menq.am/ir/archive.html.

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