[CIRA is a Thornley Fallis client]
On February 25, 2011, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host a unique and important event about the future of the Internet in Canada.
The Internet has become an integral part of the economic, political and social lives of Canadians, and the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) will provide a space for Canadians to discuss its future.
For the past four months, CIRA has been consulting with Canadians on privacy, how social media is driving the future of the Internet, and access to and the cost of broadband in Canada, among others.
At the CIF, attendees will be engaged to provide their feedback and opinions about the results of the consultations. There will be opportunity to ask questions, debate and have their opinion heard about the direction the Internet should take in Canada. A panel of Canadian experts will discuss and debate the future of the Internet, including:
• Jacob Glick, Canada Policy Counsel, Google
• Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director, Masters of Digital Media Program at Vancouver’s Centre for Digital Media
• Marc Blanchet, Network Engineer, Viagénie
• Jim Roche, President and CEO, CANARIE
Canadian technology visionary Leonard Brody will give the keynote address.
The agenda for the CIF is available here: http://cif.cira.ca/2011/01/cif-national-event-agenda/. Following the forum, there will be a networking reception.
Event details are as follows:
Friday, February 25, 2011
9 am to 5 pm, Reception to follow
Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, ON
Registration is free (http://www.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=70e7a581-832f-44cf-9159-33af1ed2bc21) and lunch and coffee will be served.
Please visit http://cif.cira.ca for updates on the CIF.
For those unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast in English and French. Details on the webcast are available here: http://cif.cira.ca/cif-webcast-system-requirements/.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada’s .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.