Global events


GeoIGF, GeoNOG 2019

13 Nov - 13 Nov
Tbilisi, Georgia

Internet Society NGO members participated to Georgian IGF and GeoNOG forums. Member of the organization Vahan Hovsepyan delivered an opening speech and the Board Member Kristine Gyonjyan spoke about the broadband development and about Armenian Broadband market facts and tendencies. The forums took place on November 13 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Watch video recordings here:

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2 Nov - 7 Nov
Montreal, Canada

ICANN66 meeting took place on November 2-7, 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Internet Society NGO Board Members Lianna Galstyan, Siranush Vardanyan,Khristina Hakobyan and member of the organization Katarina Gevorgyan actively participated in this meeting. Details of ICANN66 are available online

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NASIG 2019

31 Oct - 1 Nov
Montreal, Canada

Internet Society NGO Board Members Lianna Galstyan, Kristina Hakobyan and organization member Katarina Gevorgyan on 31 October 2019 attended a two-day North American Internet Governance School in Montreal, Canada, where they had an opportunity to discuss Internet governance topics and share the Armenian experience. Speakers of the School included Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of the Internet Society, 5 members of the ICANN Board of Directors, as well as senior representatives and experts from other global organizations.

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11 Sep - 12 Sep
Vilnius, Lithuania

On 11-12 September, 2019 the Coordination Center for TLD RU has hosted the 12th TLDCON, the International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe in Vilnius, Lithuania. Anna Karakhanyan, .AM hostmaster, Internet Society NGO Board Member, participated to this event.

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APrIGF 2019

17 Jul - 19 Jul
Vladivostok, Russia

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on Internet governance. The 10th Asia Pacific Regional IGF was held in Vladivostok, Russia under the main theme “Enabling a Safe, Secure and Universal Internet for all in Asia Pacific”. After the DAY 0 - capacity building day for fellows and newcomers on July 17 was the opening session of the 10th APrIGF. The opening speeches were followed by a Plenary Session “Internet Governance in Asia Pacific: The State of Play and Outlook”. Lianna Galstyan, “Internet Society” NGO Board Member attended to the APrIGF and was a speaker of the Plenary Session as well as at the session about Universality, IDNs and industry developments. APrIGF was full of discussions on various IG issues.

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ICANN65 Policy Forum

24 Jun - 27 Jun
Marrakech, Morocco

The 65th ICANN Meeting took place in Marrakech, Morocco on 24-27 June 2019. ICANN65 Policy Forum included sessions about the GNSO-EPDP Phase 2 and ccNSO Members meetings, the At-Large Policy Workshop, ICANN’s third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) busy face-to-face meeting. It included interactions with several community groups and Board. In a special ceremony at ICANN65 in Marrakech, the 2019 Multistakeholder Ethos Award was presented to long-time member of the ICANN community, Kurt Pritz. “Internet Society” NGO board members Siranush Vardanyan and Kristina Hakobyan participated to ICANN65 meeting and discussions. Check out photos of the forum here.

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EuroDIG 2019

19 Jun - 20 Jun
The Hague, Netherlands

This year EuroDIG took place in The Hague, The Netherlands on 19-20 June 2019 (with a day zero of pre-events). It was hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands in cooperation with ECP – Netherlands Platform for the Information Society, the Municipality of The Hague and SIDN – the .nl domain registry. EuroDIG is a year-round dialogue of European stakeholders. “Internet Society” NGO Board Member Lianna Galstyan was participating to EurDIG 2019 meeting. The overarching theme for EuroDIG 2019 was “Cooperating in the Digital Age” highlighting the opportunities of multi-stakeholder processes. The meeting included topics around Media & Content, Access & literacy, Development of IG ecosystem, Security, Human Rights and etc. The next EuroDIG will take place from 10–12 June 2020 in Trieste, Italy at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). For participation in EuroDIG and other detailed information visit to site.

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MAG meeting

5 Jun - 7 Jun
Berlin, Germany

Տhe third face-to-face 2019 Open Consultations and MAG meeting took place in Berlin by invitation of IGF2019 host – the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany. The MAG member Lianna Galstyan participated in this meeting held on 5-7 June 2019.

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Delegates from Armenia at #ENOG16

3 Jun - 4 Jun
Tbilisi, Georgia


Internet Society NGO members took part in ENOG 16 / RIPE NCC Regional Meeting which is taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 3-4 June 2019.The goal of ENOG Meetings is for operators from the region to share experiences and discuss common interests and ideas for the local and global Internet community. Check out ENOG16 Meeting agenda and more information here >>

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