This joint OII-ISOC forum is designed to inform debate on the future of Internet governance in the UK and globally. It provides an opportunity for participants from industry, government, academia and civil society to contribute to the debate.

This joint OII-ISOC forum is designed to inform debate on the future of Internet governance in the UK and globally. It provides an opportunity for participants from industry, government, academia and civil society to contribute to a discussion on such questions as:

  • Can the Internet continue to be governed by self-regulation?

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of existing Internet governance organizations, such as ICANN, IETF and the W3C? How well are various stakeholders, such as civil society, represented?

  • Should international organizations, such as the ITU, play a larger role in governing the Internet?

  • Does the regulation and governance of different issues, from infrastructure to content, require different governing mechanisms?

  • Who has the expertise and legitimacy to resolve technically complicated issues on a global scale?

  • What difference will alternative governing structures and processes make? What is at stake?

This joint OII-ISOC forum has received generous support from Afilias Global Registry Services. It contributes to the OII’s ESRC Seminar Series: Critical perspectives on the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society participation issues.

AfiliasEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

About the speakers

  • Professor William H. Dutton

    Affiliation: OII Director
  • Desiree Miloshevic

    Affiliation: Internet Society and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
  • Christian Ahlert

    Affiliation: OII
  • Karen Banks

    Affiliation: Association for Progressive Communication
  • Professor Richard Collins

    Affiliation: Open University
  • Tricia Drakes

    Affiliation: Internet Society UK
  • Esther Dyson

    Affiliation: Founding Chair of ICANN
  • Markus Kummer

    Affiliation: Executive Coordinator Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)
  • Adam Peake

    Affiliation: Glocom
This page was last modified on 15 March 2017