Local events

Apr
23

Girls in ICT Day | Overcoming Digital Challenges

23 Apr - 23 Apr
Yerevan,Armenia

The Internet Society NGO in collaboration with the Internet Society Armenia Chapter for the 3-rd year organized an online webinar on "Girls in ICT" international day. This global event is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to promote women's involvement in ICT. This year's event has an overarching theme of "Overcoming Digital Challenges." 60 participants of different age joined the 2-hour webinar, followed by an hour networking. A special guest – ITU’s Communication Development Bureau Director Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin attended the event and made a keynote speech encouraging women’s involvement in ICT. The webinar covered 2 topics: education and digital marketing. The invited experts spoke about the digital, educational and business challenges created by COVID-19 and presented the technologies and digital tools that can be used to overcome these challenges.

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Dec
20

Regithon 2019

20 Dec - 20 Dec
Yerevan

On December 20, 2019, the Registry held “Regithon”, a meeting with the Registrars. The meeting was attended by representatives of registrar organizations as well as invited technical specialists. Topics covered were: Developing Armenian IDN and analyzing the current email (EAI) solutions, features of automated domain name registration, launching an online account balance system on the registrar’s interface, and more. The discussions concluded with agreement to have such meetings on continuous basis and with the participation of separate working groups, achieving the best results.

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Oct
12

UA Workshop

12 Oct - 12 Oct
Yerevan

On October 12, 2019 the Internet Society NGO organized a Universal Acceptance (UA) technical training aimed at training the UA trainers. The training was run by Dušan Stojičević, Universal Acceptance Steering Group Ambassador. It is expected that after this training, the trainers will be able to share their knowledge to software developers, hosting providers and Registrars. The development of UA in Armenia will further promote the use of Armenian-script domain names and e-mail addresses. To achieve these goals, all stakeholders need to be technically ready not only for .հայ IDN (Internationalized domain names), but also to make full use of EAI (E-mail address internationalization) in our case it is in Armenian.

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Oct
10

N2 Forum

10 Oct - 12 Oct
Yerevan

On 10-12 October 2019 Internet Society NGO along with other local and international partners organized the N2 Forum (Numbers and Names), which included the following events:           10 October The 5th Armenian Internet Governance Forum, organized and hosted by the Internet Governance Council in partnership with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia, the Internet Society NGO and Internet Society Armenia Chapter. Armenian Network Operators Group Forum organized and hosted by the Union of Operators of Armenia in partnership with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. Internet Society Internet of Things Special Interest Group Workshop, organized by Internet Society IoT SIG. 11 October RIPE NCC Banking workshop organized by RIPE NCC and hosted by the Central Bank of Armenia. Youth IGF Armenia, organized by a team of young enthusiasts, formed on a multi-stakeholder principle and co-organized by the Internet Society Armenia Chapter. 11-12 October The fourth Eastern European Domain Name System Forum (EEDNSF), organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and hosted by the Internet Society NGO, .am ccTLD Registry.   The Forum with the slogan "Working together for the digital future" was held with the support of the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of Armenia. At the Grand Opening Ceremony, the keynote speeches were delivered by the Minister Hakob Arshakyan, ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby, RIPE NCC Managing Director Axel Pawlik, UN IGF MAG member and Armenia IGF Coordinator Lianna Galstyan and Director of the Union of Operators of Armenia Kristine Gyonjyan. Then followed the Plenary session “Digital Future: Challenges and Opportunities” with participation of Armen Abroyan, Deputy Minister of HTI Ministry, Frédéric Donck, Internet Society European Bureau Director, Göran Marby, Axel Pawlik and with moderation of Sorina Teleanu, SEEDIG Executive Committee Chair. The Forum aimed to create a base for the leading industry experts, network operators, service providers and other representatives of the Internet and ICT community to discuss common interests and ideas, to learn about the new trends of the industry, to share experience and to find opportunities for cooperation.

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Oct
11

4th Eastern European DNS Forum

11 Oct - 12 Oct
Yerevan

On 11-12 October 2019, Internet Society NGO was honored to host a regional prestigious event - ICANN's Eastern European DNS Forum. It was the first time that senior ICANN members were present in Armenia, in particular ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby, CTO Dayvid Conrad, Board of Directors Member Danko Jevtović. The objective of the Forum was to provide a unique platform for Internet industry experts and everyone who watches its evolution to discuss the best solutions for DNS industry and Internet in general, local practices, international experience and trends of the coming years. Topics discussed included DNS ecosystem security, technical and policy overviews, Universal Acceptance, legal issues, and more. Igor Mkrtumyan, President of the Internet Society NGO, announced the launch of the Forum along with Göran Marby. Afterwards, Board members Grigori Saghyan, Lianna Galstyan, Anna Karakhanyan and Siranush Vardanyan participated in various sessions. The Forum was attended by around 180 participants from different countries who shared their invaluable experience with those present. Under the leadership of Lianna Galstyan, the Board Member Kristina Hakobyan and members of the organization Katarina Gevorgyan, Ashot Harutyunyan, Narine Derdzakyan, Vesmira Harutyunyan and Ani Dallakyan provided significant contribution in organizing the conference. Detailed information about the Forum is available on the official website.

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Oct
10

ArmIGF 5

10 Oct - 10 Oct
Yerevan

On 10 October 2019, the 5th Armenian Internet Governance Forum was organized and hosted by the Internet Governance Council in partnership with the Ministry of High Tech Industry of Armenia as well as the Internet Society NGO and Internet Society Armenia Chapter. In celebration of its 5th edition, ArmIGF provided an open and transparent platform for all stakeholder groups to bring up and discuss the Internet governance related issues and to facilitate decision shaping process for the policy makers. The event gathered around 160 participants from 11 countries representing all stakeholder groups. The agenda was formed by the community with the help of IGC Secretariat. It covered such topics as Data Localisation, Encryption, Local Content, Digital Future, Cybersecurity, etc.  The opening was marked by intervention of the Deputy Minister of HTI Armen Abroyan and IGC Secretary Grigori Saghyan.  Details and recordings are available at the official website.

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Sep
11

ArmSIG3

11 Sep - 13 Sep
Yerevan, Armenia

On 11-13 September, 2019 the Internet Society NGO and Internet Society Armenia Chapter held the 3rd edition of the ArmSIG – Armenian School of Internet Governance in Yerevan Armenia. 20 selected participants representing various stakeholder groups for 3 full days learned about Internet ecosystem from local and international experts. Over the completion of the course, run for free of charge, the participants received Certificates.

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May
22

Meeting for discussions on .հայ IDN promotion

22 May - 22 May
Yerevan

"Internet Society" NGO hosted a meeting at the office on May 22, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss new ideas and suggestions for the promotion and development of .հայ IDN. The members of "Internet Society" NGO, as well as representatives from Registrar companies took part in the discussions.

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Apr
26

IP&IT Contest

26 Apr - 26 Apr
Yerevan

On April 26, the International Intellectual Property Day, the Intellectual Property Club, in sponsorship by Internet Society NGO, organized an inter-university competition. Internet Society NGO Board Member Grigori Saghyan and a member of the organization Vahan Hovsepyan were invited to be in the jury.

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