The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) is the place for Canadians to share their thoughts on the development, deployment and governance of the Internet in Canada. Consisting of an annual event and an online discussion forum, the CIF brings together leading thinkers and experts to discuss a variety of Internet-related topics. The next CIF will begin on February 28, 2013 with a national event in Ottawa, and registration is now open. This year the CIF national event will be kicking off an online discussion forum, as Canadians can further explore the topics being discussed at the national event online.
This year Digital Literacy and Cyber-security will be explored:
- Digital literacy: including topics such as privacy, parental controls, educating people on how to use the Internet, lack of digital literacy and language barriers.
- Cyber-security: including topics such as regulating content, governance of the Internet and net neutrality.
The CIF event will feature high-profile keynote speakers and panel discussions on topics critical to the Canadian Internet ecosystem.
There is no fee to attend the event, and it will be webcast for Canadians who are unable to attend in-person.
- Event: Canadian Internet Forum
- Time and date: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), February 28, 2013
- Location: Ottawa Convention Centre, Canada Hall 3, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
This is the third year CIRA has hosted the CIF. In previous years, the discussions at the event and the online forum were used to develop a white paper for presentation to the United Nations co-ordinated Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The white paper from the 2013 CIF will also be presented to the IGF. Past CIF white papers are available online.