The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will present the findings from a three month online national consultation with Canadians on how the Internet is run at the Canadian Internet Forum, a public event being held at the Westin Ottawa on February 27th. To identify the topics for discussion in the consultation, CIRA worked with Nanos Research to conduct a national survey.
The results of this survey informed the themes explored in the CIF. Hot topics among Canadians included digital literacy, security and safety, access/cost, digital economy, policy and governance, and technology and regulation.
Registration for CIF is free and the event will also feature a panel of Canadian and international experts who will discuss the state and future of the Internet in Canada, and a leading Canadian technology thinker will provide the keynote address. The event will include sessions for participants to provide their feedback and ideas about the Internet in Canada and internationally.
The CIF will be webcast in English and French to facilitate the interactive participation of all Canadians who are interested in Canada’s role in Internet governance.
The results of the consultations and the national event will be presented to the United Nations-coordinated Internet Governance Forum, a venue for nations to discuss the future of the Internet.