The virtual-only Canadian IGF has been postponed until further notice.

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have led to widespread event, school and workplace shutdowns throughout Canada. Given the significant disruptions facing event staff, speakers, and attendees the CIGF Steering Committee has decided to reschedule the forum for a future date and time (TBD), so stay tuned for updates.

Draft agenda:

9:00 – 9:35 AMWelcome address
Greetings from the Global IGF: Anriette Esterhuysen
9:35 – 10:15 AMOpening keynote
Mark Surman, Mozilla Foundation
10:25 – 11:25 AMBreakout sessions:
Connecting Indigenous Communities
Digital Literacy for the Internet Age
11:30 – 12:30 PMLunch
12:30 – 1:30 PMHuman Rights and Ethics interfaces in AI Systems
1:40 – 2:40 PMBreakout sessions:
The encryption debate

Policing the conversation: evaluating different approaches
to content moderation
2:40 – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 – 4:00 PMBreakout sessions:
Becoming a truly digital government
DoH! What’s all the controversy over encrypted DNS?
4:05 – 4:50 PMPost-BTLR (Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Legislative Review) Panel Report
4:50 – 5:00 PMClosing remarks from Paul Charlton
5:00 – 6:00 PMNetworking Reception