Swiss Internet Governance Forum

Swiss IGF 2018 Tuesday November 20, 2018
Bern @Welle7

Participate in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation!

News The Swiss IGF starts on Tuesday at 8:00.
The event is fully booked.
Programme 2018

About

The Swiss IGF

Open

The Swiss IGF is open to all interested parties and is free of charge – there are no barriers to entry.

Bottom-Up

The topics to be discussed are selected in a participatory bottom-up process – no topics are off the agenda.

Inclusive

The Swiss IGF incorporates all stakeholders as equal partners in the discussions.

An open Internet for the benefit of all

The Swiss IGF brings together all stakeholder groups from politics, state administration, business, the scientific community and civil society in Switzerland in order to exchange ideas in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation – e.g. cybersecurity, the data economy, fake news, artificial intelligence, human rights online and net neutrality. The Swiss IGF therefore seeks to contribute to the open development of the Internet for the benefit of all.

The national spin-off from the global process

The Swiss IGF is the national spin-off from the global process of the UN Internet Governance Forum, in which all stakeholders agree on the definition of the rules of the Internet (Internet Governance). The global Internet Governance Forum was created in 2005 at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Since then, numerous regional and national forums have spontaneously formed. The Swiss IGF was formed in 2015 and is held annually. It is lead and monitored by a steering committee consisting of around a dozen volunteers from politics, business, the scientific community and civil society. The Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is currently performing the role of secretariat.

Swiss IGF 2018

Tuesday November 20, 2018
Bern @Welle7

Participate in an open, equitable and interactive dialogue on the hot topics of digitisation!

The registration is now closed and the event is fully booked. Virtual participation is possible via Skype using this link.

Follow-us during the event under the hashtag #SwissIGF18 Twitter (@Swiss_IGF) et Facebook (@SwissIGF).

Programme

Swiss IGF 2018 Programme Overview


Download the detailed programme (PDF)

Welcome coffee

In parallel : Breakfast Session
Artificial intelligence and ethical principles – discuss with Google!

Opening


Plenum 1: Digital democracy – more than just E-Voting!


Coffee break


Plenum 2: The digital economy – how do we manage the structural change?


Lunch break

In parallel: Lunch Session (12:45-13:15)
Network barring from the technical, legal and social viewpoint – myth, reality and developments

Parallel Workshops

- Workshop 1: Media regulation – Which ways out of the dilemma?
- Workshop 2: Digital healthcare
- Workshop 3: Cybersecurity – a state or private responsibility?

Coffee break


Plenum 3: The digital human - how do I use, maintain and protect my digital self?


Wrap-up


Closing


Interactiv Format

• No panels (division into experts and audience) in the usual form;
• Input statements (approx. 5 min.) from invited and briefed experts as an introduction to the respective topic;
• Sessions are led by moderators, who ensure an interactive debate as early as possible.

Language

All sessions - with the exception of the parallel workshops - are conducted in the three languages German, French and English with simultaneous interpreting.

Virtual participation

Virtual participation in all sessions of the Swiss IGF - with the exception of the parallel workshops - is possible via Skype using this link.

Follow-us during the event under the hashtag #SwissIGF18 Twitter (@Swiss_IGF) et Facebook (@SwissIGF).



Download the detailed programme (PDF)

Proposed issues

The proposed issues were viewed by the steering committee of the Swiss IGF and served as a basis for the programme shaping of the Swiss IGF 2018.

The topics («issues») to be discussed at the Swiss IGF are not determined by the organizers top-down, but in a participatory bottom-up process by all interested participants. In a public call for issues that lasted from June to August, over 50 issues in relation to digitisation were proposed as discussion topics.

Proposed Issues

All proposed issues can be viewed here.

Timeline

Important steps towards the Swiss IGF 2018

Launch of the Call for issues


Deadline of the Call for issues


Programme shaping by the Steering Committee


Registration via www.igf.swiss


Swiss IGF 2018 in Bern


Partners

All Partners of the Swiss IGF 2018