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The Internet Global Summit - A Net Odyssey - Mobility and the Internet

The 11th Annual Internet Society Conference
5-8 June 2001 - Stockholmsmässan - Stockholm, Sweden

Governance and Regulation Summit

Final Program - Governance Summit
Final Program - Uses Summit

The Governance Summit will include panels and presentations on content regulation and censorship, intellectual property and peer-to-peer networks, ICANN and a policy slam on Internet development, reports from international organizations and businesses.

Uses of the Internet Summit

The Uses of the Internet Summit will include sessions on e-commerce, medical knowledge, prize-winning stories from developing countries, community technology centers, education and mobile learning environments, youth on the Internet, and indigenous groups. There will be special Friday sessions on disabilities issues and imagining the future of the Internet.

Uses = uses
Government= government

Plenary Session

Quest for Global Self-regulation -Lessons Learned
From new top-level domain names to Napster and hate speech, the Internet raises novel issues in global communications regulation. As people increasingly interact, trade, and work together globally with minimal cost over the Net, such traditional frameworks as national borders, tax and duty, censorship, and copyright are not functioning as effectively as before. What can we do, then? One answer is self-regulation. But as illustrated by the on-going controversies over ICANN, most recently in its At-Large director election, achieving effective self-regulation is not an easy task. At this panel, we will examine how much (rough) consensus we have on this self-regulation approach.

Wednesday concurrent sessions
Uses The ICT Stories Competition 2001: Winning stories from a competition to find the most innovative uses of information and communication technologies (ICT) for sustainable development presented by the World Bank and the International Institute for Communication and Development
Uses Creating Online Communities of Medical Knowledge and Trust: Tales from Two Continents
Government Content Regulation: A panel looks at filtering, censorship, and government policies related to information flow.
Uses Youth as Collaborators: How are y o u n g people from around the world using the net for collaboration in learning and entrepreneurial projects?
Uses Urban Design and Cyberspace. Distance is not dead, but new technologies are causing architects and planners to rethink the design of physical and public spaces.
Government Cyberglobal Democracy? Civil society participation in global policy
Uses Artists and Activists on the Net. A panel discussion on how artists are using new media for collaboration and activism.
Uses Mobility and learning. Presentations on the influence of mobile Internet on learning environments.
Uses International Organizations: survey of Internet activities by intergovernmental and business organizations such as UNESCO, Global Business Dialogue, EU, and WTO.

Wednesday evening (tentative) Digital Video Evening. A selection of short digital videos and films with comments by some of those ISOC members involved in their creation.

Thursday concurrent sessions
Uses Questioning the Telecenter Movement. Will community technology centers in developing countries address the inequity in access to network tools and resources? Can they be sustained?
Uses Education: Three presentations.
Government Slam on Internet development. This experiment was very popular in 2000: a policy slam where anyone has three minutes to voice their opinion about furthering Internet development
Uses Indigenous and Diaspora Groups. There are thousands of different cultures and millions who are displaced from their original homelands. Maori, Sami and Tatar representatives discuss issues related to the Internet and traditional cultures.
Uses E-commerce in developing countries: A panel to discuss projects and challenges in emerging economies around the world.
Uses Equity of Access: What programs are being put in place to provide more access to tools, jobs, and bandwidth? Reports from Japan.
Uses Origin of the Users: An Evolutionary Taxonomy of Internet Users. How are Internet users changing over time?
Government E-commerce case studies
Friday concurrent sessions
Uses E-commerce
Uses Disability Issues (first of three sessions on Friday morning and afternoon)
Friday closing plenary

Debate: Intellectual Property on the Internet. Some will say "intellectual property" is an oxymoron, because the anonymity of users, inexpensive mass storage, and peer-to-peer networks make it impossible to control the conversion and movement of music, graphics, video, and text. Others point to new technologies for copyright protection and stronger agreements on surveillance and enforcement as the means to provide content owners protection and reward.

Friday After Lunch
Uses Imagining future uses of the Internet: experiments, methodologies and visions (two sessions)