[Linux-aus] Are you interested in being an Australian Internet Governance Forum Ambassador?

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Mon May 20 23:18:24 EST 2013

This time, with content.

Hi everyone,

With thanks to Brianna Laugher for making us aware of this initiative, 
we wanted to promote the opportunity to become an Australian Internet 
Governance Forum Ambassador to the Linux and Open Source Community in 

The Australian Internet Governance Forum, curated by auDA, has been run 
for the last few years as an open, collaborative workshop promoting and 
facilitating discussion on the key topics driving the future of the 

The 2013 event will be held in Melbourne on 16th-17th October.

This year's topics include gTLDs, rights of children online, legal 
rights and cybercrime and several others.

Linux Australia is proud to be working in partnership with auDA and 
intends to provide financial support (subject to Council approval) to 
the event, with the specific aim of assisting diversity of 
representation at the forum.

The Forum is specifically looking for Ambassadors to lead discussions on 
areas of internet governance in which they are passionate, have an 
interest and in which they could convene a panel of subject matter 
experts to lead and contribute to debate and workshops. A small number 
of Ambassadors will be chosen to represent Australia at the global 
Internet Governance Forum in Bali later in the year.

Doubtless this is a fantastic opportunity!

If you're interested, please make contact with Paul Szyndler at auDA 
(CC'd) - and further details are in the press release copied below.

With kind regards,


auDA launches 2013 Australian Internet Governance Forum and “auIGF 
Ambassadors” initiative
By Paul Szyndler, 6 May 2013     No Comments »

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), manager of Australia’s “.au” 
namespace, is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 Australian 
Internet Governance Forum (auIGF).

The auIGF brings together stakeholders from industry, government, 
academia and the not-for-profit sector to discuss Internet-related 
issues, exchange ideas and best practices, and help shape the future of 
the Internet in Australia.

The event will be held on 16 and 17 October 2013 at the Park Hyatt in 
Melbourne. Its main themes will be:

• Legal frameworks and cybercrime
• The role of the Internet in breaking down national, social and 
cultural borders
• Children and the Internet – rights and protections
• New generic Top Level Domains (new gTLDs) – consumer choice or 
consumer constraint?

To ensure that the auIGF is relevant and responsive to the needs of the 
Australian community, organisers are seeking the input of stakeholders 
to identify the Internet-related issues that matter most to them.

The organisers are specifically seeking contributions from individuals 
and organisations that are willing to commit the time, expertise and 
effort to propose and develop workshops on any topic that relates to 
both their own area of interest and the broad goals of the auIGF.

These “auIGF ambassadors” will be exclusively responsible for developing 
an auIGF workshop, inviting and confirming local and international 
speakers, and developing a brief report on the outcomes and discussion 
topics of the session. Ambassadors will also need to be available to 
attend the global IGF in Bali between 21 and 25 October, to contribute 
the outcomes of domestic discussions to relevant workshops and panel 
discussions and report back on those sessions.

Although this will be an unpaid role, auDA will provide funding to cover 
the travel and accommodation of ambassadors for both the auIGF and 
global IGF.

To nominate as an ambassador, interested parties should send a brief (no 
more than 1000 words) application to auigf at auda.org.au by 31 May 2013. 
The application should include:

     a brief personal Curriculum Vitae and, if appropriate, description 
of the organisation the ambassador works for / represents;
     contact details for two referees;
     a detailed statement regarding the proposed workshop, including an 
explanation of how the session relates to the goals of the auIGF and is 
of interest to the broader Australian community;
     a summary of the panellists and speakers that would be invited to 
participate, including the current linkages and contacts of the 
applicant that would reasonably facilitate the successful engagement of 
these invitees; and
     a statement of commitment to delivering upon the stated 
requirements expected of an auIGF ambassador.

For further information, email auigf at auda.org.au.

Kathy Reid
Linux Australia

secretary at linux.org.au

Linux Australia Inc
GPO Box 4788
Sydney NSW 2001

ABN 56 987 117 479

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