This year, the Internet Society celebrates its 25th year of advocacy for an open, trusted Internet available to everyone, everywhere. Today the challenges to the open Internet have never been greater – and thus confronting those challenges requires our participation.
During this anniversary year, the ISOC plans include:
- 25 Under 25 – A new program to shine the light on young people between the ages of 13 and 25 who are using the Internet to make a significant impact on our society.
- Community reflections on the Internet – What were your first memories of the early Internet in your region? There’s a new community on Connect, our member discussion area, to collect and share these stories, told from your own personal perspective. You are invited to share your reflections.
- Roundtable series: the first will be on May 11, 2017 – A Brave New World: How does the Internet Affect Societies? – registrations open
- Investing in our community – Starting in the second quarter of 2017, the ISOC Chapters will receive a set of tools and resources to promote their work for the Internet and build local and regional relationships.
- Internet Futures report – What will the future of the Internet look like? In 2016 we embarked on an initiative to explore the key trends and drivers that could change the Internet as we know it (early findings online). The full Internet Futures report will be launched in September with insights into those key driving forces, as well as recommendations for the Internet we want in the future.
- Internet Hall of Fame – In September the 2017 class of inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame will be announced. A special ceremony will recognize individuals who have played an extraordinary role in the development and advancement of the Internet.
- Special edition of InterCommunity, 19 September –The global “InterCommunity” membership meeting will kick-off with the presentation of the new class of Internet Hall of Fame inductees. Following the ceremony, different nodes for community dialogue will enter the discussion on topics from the Internet Futures report, along with a time of celebration. Save the date and watch for more information on InterCommunity coming soon.
Please join us on this journey into #thenext25. More details and updates can be found here.