OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will present the findings from a national consultation on how the Internet is run at a public event in Ottawa February 27, 2012.
At the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF), CIRA will present findings from a three-month online consultation with Canadians. 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.
The CIF 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 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.
Event: Canadian Internet Forum
Time and Date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 27, 2012
Location: Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Registration (http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventId=1049659) is free and the event will be webcast in English and French. Details on the webcast are available here (http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/tab3.aspx?EventID=1049659).
For updates on the CIF, please visit 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.
For further information:
(613) 237-5335, ext. 262