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The Internet Governance Forum USA 2014 (IGF-USA)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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The IGF-USA 2014 is a full day conference at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The IGF-USA 2014 will bring together thought leaders from across the Internet multistakeholder community to highlight and engage in discussions about key issues that will drive the future of the Internet.  



8:45 am - 10:00 am - Plenary

  • Welcoming Remarks by IGF-USA Organizers
  • Keynote Remarks by Danny Sepulveda - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
  • Keynote Remarks by Larry Strickling - Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) U.S. Department of Commerce

10:00 am - 10:20 am - Break

10:20 am - 11:45 am - Breakouts

Human Rights in the Internet Governance Debate


  • Deborah Brown - Association for Progressive Communications 
  • Scott Busby - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
  • Alberto Cerda Silva - Georgetown Law 
  • Avri Doria - International School for Internet Governance 
  • Ben Blank - Google
  • Moderator Carolina Rossini - Vice President, International Policy, Public Knowledge

Net Neutrality Around the World

  • To be announced shortly

Issues Raised by New Technology: Policy Slam

  • Judges to be announced shortly
  • Attendees are invited to present 2-3 minute policy ideas


11:45 am - 1:00 pm - Lunch


1:00 pm - 2:20 pm - Plenary Panel
The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem

  • To be announced shortly 

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm - Break

2:40 pm - 4:00 pm - Breakouts 

Increasing the Accountability of ICANN


  • Fiona Alexander Associate Administrator - Office of International Affairs, NTIA, US Department of Commerce
  • Theresa Swinehart - ICANN
  • Becky Burr - Neustar 
  • Jim Dempsey - Center for Democracy and Technology 
  • Milton Mueller - Syracuse University and Internet Governance Project 
  • Moderator  Steve DelBianco, NetChoice

Big Data, The Internet of Things, Privacy and Trust

  • David Snead - I2 Coalition
  • Joe Jerome - The Future of Privacy
  • Dan Caprio - McKenna, Long, and Aldridge
  • Other panelist(s) to be announced shortly
  • Moderator Eric Burger - Georgetown University

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Closing Plenary

  • Highlights from breakout sessions by session leaders
  • Remote reports from NY, Latin America, and Canada
  • Keynote Remarks by Tom Malinowski - Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor  
  • Keynote Remarks by Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, The Center for Democracy and Technology

5:30 pm Reception

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