3rd APrIGF 2012

3rd APrIGF 2012 is being held on 18-20 July 2012 at Tokyo, Japan. This third APrIGF follows earlier meetings held in Hong Kong (2010) and Singapore (2011). Information about past APrIGFs can be found on the Forum’s website: http://www.APrIGF.asia/.

Registration is now open for the 2012 APrIGF (Asia Pacific Regional IGF). To register, please make your way to the registration page.

Call for Participation: 2012 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan Date: 18-20 July 2012 Important issues of Internet governance must be addressed if we are to ensure the continued successful deployment and development of the Internet.

If you would like to participate in the event, please visit .
the CFP (Call for Participation) page.

The Third APrIGF will discuss a wide range of Internet governance issues, for example:
•Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
•The use of the Internet and other communication technologies in disasters and emergencies
•Child safety online
•Transition to IPv6
•Influence of SOPA/PIPA/ACTA, and other legislation
•Freedom of expression and Internet democracy
•New top level domain names and their impact on the Asia Pacific
•Impact of the transition from voice to data on the network.

There are several ways for you to participate:
•submit a panel proposal of four presenters,
•volunteer to be a speaker,
•join as a hosting or supporting organization, and
•participating in the meeting.

Proposals for panels to discuss these and other Internet governance-related issues are welcome. Each panel lasts 90 minutes with time for Q&A and should present the proposed issue in an inclusive manner, incorporating a multi-stakeholder perspective.

Send your proposals of not more than 600 words, with the full name and contact details of the presenters and an abstract of each presentation to proposals(at)aprigf.asia. The deadline for submission is May 24 11:59 pm.

If you are volunteering as a speaker, send your name, contact details, subject area and a short statement outlining your expertise to proposals(at)aprigf.asia. Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of May, and an announcement made on the Forum website.