IGF 2013 – Internet Governance in Action

By Jennifer Bly - External Relations Manager, ARIN

Number Resource Organization NRO at IGF Bali 2013On 22 October, the official opening ceremony began in Bali, Indonesia with all due pomp and circumstance. Leaders from governments, civil society, and the technical sector took turns addressing the audience about the importance of inclusivity and openness, and the future of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet Governance.

For the next three days, delegates and attendees will participate in panels and presentations following a number of tracks, focused around the overarching theme “Building Bridges”- Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development”.  All sessions may be viewed on the event webcast.  You can also take part as a remote participant, or if the time zone difference is a problem you can submit questions for the panelists.

ARIN is participating with our fellow RIR colleagues as part of the Number Resource Organization (NRO) presence at the IGF.  There are two NRO workshops scheduled as part of the “Enhanced Cooperation” presentation track:

Representatives from the NRO and various RIR communities will also be seated on numerous panels to contribute their perspectives on a range of topics and issues.

When we aren’t supporting or attending workshops, you will find us in the IGF Village talking to attendees about the NRO, RIRs and of course, the importance of adopting and deploying IPv6.



Jennifer Bly

External Relations Manager, ARIN