OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration
Authority (CIRA) today hosts a national event on the future of the
Internet in Canada with a full audience at the Westin Ottawa.
At the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF), CIRA will present findings from a
three-month online dialogue with Canadians about the development of the
Internet. A panel of experts will discuss the results, with topics
including digital literacy, online security and safety and Internet
policy and governance. Well-known Canadian entrepreneur, author and
star of CBC's the Dragons' Den and ABC's Shark Tank Robert Herjavec
will deliver the keynote address.
"As digital citizens, we have not only a right to have our voice heard,
but a duty to use that voice," said CIRA's president and CEO Byron
Holland. "The CIF provides that venue by providing Canadians with the
opportunity to engage in a dialogue about how the Internet should
The event's expert panel includes:
Steve Anderson, Founder and Executive Director, OpenMedia.ca
Bertrand de La Chapelle, Program Director, International Diplomatic
Academy and ICANN Board Member
Captain Frédérick Gaudreau, Sûreté du Québec
Dr. Michael Geist, Law Professor, University of Ottawa
Bill Graham, Consultant on International Internet Policy and ICANN Board
Jane Tallim, Co-Executive Director, Media Awareness Network
Findings from the CIF, including the online discussion forum and this
national event, will be presented to the United Nations coordinated
Internet Governance Forum, a venue for stakeholders to discuss the
future of the Internet.
More information on the CIF can be found at: cif.cira.ca.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization
that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements
policies that support Canada's Internet community and represents the
.CA registry internationally.
SOURCE Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
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