Event Details


This year the IGF-USA is excited to present a full day conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. This year's IGF-USA will feature panels, keynotes, and plenaries discussing issues vital to the continued growth of the Internet and increasing its benefits for all.

Live webcast links coming soon.

As always the IGF-USA 2018 will be host to interactive sessions with representatives from across the Internet community and is your opportunity to engage with an array of stakeholders on issues that matter to you and Internet governance as a whole.

Confirmed Keynotes

David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, NTIA

Noah J. Phillips
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission


Connecting Broadband with Economic Opportunities: Challenges and success stories

As we increasingly rely on the Internet, the lack of high-quality, affordable connectivity prevents many in the US from accessing the opportunities that come along with it. We'll offer examples and strategies from leaders working to ensure broadband is accessible to all to create a more just and equitable world.

Designing Smart Communities that are People-centric, Transparent and Resilient

As cities continue to grow in population, many challenges abound. The Internet of Things holds a promise for cities to deliver services that are more efficient, inclusive and sustainable. We’ll explore the frameworks, tools and technology necessary to infuse smart communities with intelligent, interconnected and integrated services.

The Futures of Work: How will the Internet change my job?

A scenario-based discussion of the various potential "futures" where new technologies impact how people work and make a living.

Moderating Content on Online Platforms: What would you do?

Panel covers the challenges of creating and enforcing content moderation through a discussion by experts and audience interaction.

The Competition Debate: Is big tech good for America?

Is big tech good for America? Do the benefits of connecting Americans and businesses of all sizes to reach each other outweigh the costs?

Should the USA Opt-In to Europe’s Privacy Regime?

How would things change for US consumers and business if the USA adopted Europe’s approach to online privacy?

Motion to Dismiss? The role of courts in shaping Internet policy

This session will explore the role of courts in "the development and application...of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet."

Trending now: Scenarios from the future of fake news

This session explores three different scenarios for the future five years out that could emerge from decisions being made today about how we combat so-called fake news, who decides what constitutes fake news, and the policy, technical and economic implications.

For more information, please visit www.igf-usa.org

  • When: Fri Jul. 27
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Address: 1616 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20036

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