Global events


Belarus IGF in Minsk

3 Oct - 3 Oct
Minsk, Belarus

The 3-rd Belarus Internet Governance Forum took place in Minsk, Belarus on October 3, 2018. The Internet Society NGO Director Arman Nersisyan and Board members Lianna Galstyan and Armen Muradyan participated to the forum. In the panel discussion, Lianna Galstyan also shared the practice of organizing the Armenian IGF as well as the perspective of Internet governance in general. The forum covered discussions about: - Cybersecurity. The internet and trust. - IoT. - Personal data in Belarus. Open data. - Digital skills and so on. The IGF.BY was organized by Hoster.BY with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the RB, ICANN, Internet Society, IGFSA and RIPE NCC.

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12 Sep - 13 Sep
Jurmala, Latvia

The Coordination Center for TLD RU has hosted the International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe since 2008. The conference aims to engage leading registrars from different ccTLDs into discussions on the Internet issues; as well the conference will focus on organization of interaction between ccTLDs registries and registrars. This issue has become pressing in the light of a prompt development of national segments of the Internet.

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RIPE NCC Regional Meeting

25 Sep - 25 Sep
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Internet Society members Vahan Hovsepyan, Armen Muradyan, Kristina Hakobyan, Gevorg Safaryan and Karen Tadevosyan participated in RIPE NCC regional meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan on September 25, 2018. The meeting discussed the issues and possible solutions of regional digital industry.

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IGF 2018: Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting

11 Jul - 13 Jul
Geneva, Switzerland

Internet Society NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan participated as a MAG member to the IGF 2018 Second Open Consultations and MAG meeting held on 11-13 July in Geneva, Switzerland. Face-to-face meeting was devoted to the planning process of the 13th IGF to be held on 12-13 November in Paris, France. Details can be found in the official website.

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25 Jun - 28 Jun
Panama City, Panama

Internet Society NGO Board Members Lianna Galstyan and Siranush Vardanyan on 25-28 June participated in the ICANN 62 meeting in Panama City, Panama.

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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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