Posted by Keelan on February 8th, 2012 Leave a Comment
[CIRA is a Thornley Fallis client]
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has been hosting the second Canadian Internet Forum (CIF), a national forum for dialogue on the development, deployment and governance of the Internet in Canada since November 2011.
CIRA will be closing the online forum for the 2012 CIF on February 12, 2012 to prepare for the CIF national event. This means that you only have four days left to have your voice heard about the Internet in Canada!
We want to hear from you. Please visit http://cif.cira.ca and comment on one of our topics or start your own topic for discussion. Are you interested in security? Cost and speed of broadband? Digital literacy? The sovereignty of the Canadian Internet? Let us know today at http://cif.cira.ca.
This is the second year CIRA hosts a national dialogue on the development of the Internet with the CIF. The 2011 CIF was the first opportunity of its kind for Canadians to have a say on how they would like to see the Internet develop.
On February 27, the results of the online discussion forum will be presented at a national event in Ottawa. The event will also be webcast. We are very excited that star of CBC’s The Dragons’ Den Robert Hejavec will be delivering the keynote presentation at the CIF event. A panel that draws from a diverse section of the Internet community will also be part of the event. Panellists include Micahel Geist (University of Ottawa), Steve Anderson (Open Media), Bill Graham (Internet Society), Bertrand de la Chapelle (OpenWSIS Initiative), and Frédérick Gaudreau (Sûreté du Québec).
Registration for the CIF national event is free and open to all Canadians. More information is available athttp://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventId=1049659.
The result of the 2012 CIF will be a white paper for presentation to the international Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a United Nations entity where nations, the private sector and non-governmental organizations convene to discuss Internet-related issues.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.