Side and Pre-Events

8.-14. June 2014, Berlin New Media Summer School / @NMSummerSchool

The New Media Summer School is an annual event prior to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). It aims to bring young people into the debate around Internet Governance, voicing inspiring ideas and recommendations on future Internet policies. New Media Summers School young experts shall be able to bring forward inspiring ideas on new media policies during EuroDIG …apply now!

11. June 2014, Open Factory

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the city of Berlin combines a unique spirit of entrepreneurial pioneers and cultural innovators. Factory, the 16,000 square meter tech campus, is located at the former border between East and West Berlin and already hosts some of Berlin’s most promising startups like SoundCloud and 6Wunderkinder, as well as international tech companies such as Mozilla and Zendesk. This summer on the evening of June 11th we will celebrate the official opening of Berlin’s most ambitious startup campus with an event just before the European Dialogue on Internet Governance.

Together with our friends and partners we have put together a packed program which is outlined below. Come and join us!

Workshops / Sessions:

  • 10.00 – 17.00: Internet Governance Forum Deutschland (IGF-D) Find here the programme and the registration.
  • 10.00 – 11.00: Acatech Roundtable on “Industrie 4.0 – the network-based industrial revolution”
  • 17.00 – 18.30: ICANN – The evolution of ICANN and Internet Governance ecosystems…read more

Start-Up Fair

Opening Ceremony – “Mapping the Digital Future: How to support responsible and transformative entrepreneurship?”

  • 19.00 – 21.30: Welcome by Factory Founders Simon Schäfer and Udo Schloemer, Keynote by Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Panel discussion with the President of ICANN, Fadi Chehade, Co-Founder and CEO of Researchgate, Ijad Madisch, and others.

Due to limited seating the opening ceremony will also be streamed outside so that all guests will be able to watch it. Register here:

Party featured by

  • 22:00 – open end

12. June 2014 / 7.45 – 9.15 ICANN Breakfast Discussion “Greasing the Wheels of the Internet Economy” with the Boston Consulting Group

Location: Quadriga Forum
Werderscher Markt 13, 10117 Berlin
(In immediate vicinity – about 50 m – from the Federal Foreign Office where EuroDIG will take place)

How important is the open and global nature of the Internet for economic development and business opportunity? How much does “e-friction” reduce the economic potential of the Internet? How can business better collaborate with governments and civil society to sustain an open Internet for mutual benefit? Please help us explore these questions by joining BCG Senior advisor David Dean and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé in an interactive discussion with business and policy makers. The session will showcase key findings of the BCG report commissioned by ICANN, “Greasing The Wheels of the Internet Economy” and will explain the concept of “e-friction”.

This roundtable discussion is by invitation only and space is limited.

For questions, please contact:

Astrid Valentiner
Edelman GmbH, Unter den Linden 32-34,
D-10117 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 643 18 201

12. June 2014 / 13.45 – 14.15, Official opening of the exibition “Forgotten on the Internet” by the German Ministry of Interior

Room: Europa Saal

 12. June 2014 / 17.15 – 18.30, Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things

Room: Stresemann Saal

During this session we invite all that want to contribute to the debate on progressing IoT at a global level, building on the results of the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on IoT (further: DC IoT) during the IGF in Bali, November 2013, and in preparation of the DC IoT meeting during the IGF that will take place in Istanbul, September 2014.

Following the main introduction during the flash session, this session will focus on the following aspects that are specifically important to the IoT domain:

  1. Need for (and how to ensure)  balanced global multistakeholder governance;
  2. Big data: what can be expected from data storage, privacy and data protection in IoT environments;
  3. Security in IoT applications: what taxonomy to determine needed levels of security, and how to ensure proper security application;
  4. Ethics: how to take ethics into account in global development of IoT applications, in the full understanding that ethical standards are not in all aspects the same around the world, and change over time
  5. Spectrum: how to avoid getting into trouble with spectrum 20 years from now.

Draft Reference Document

The meeting will take place within the EuroDIG venue, the Federal Foreign Office. Online registration is mandatory:

13. June 2014 / 8.00 – 9.00, Internet 1o1, Rathenau Saal

Room: Rathenau Saal

Everybody always talks about DNS en routing, but what are those really? In this session we will explain some of the fundamental parts of the Internet technical infrastructure in a non-technical way. We will take a glimpse behind the scenes and reveal what goes on in the background when you point your webbrowser for instance to How does your computer know where to find that webserver and how does the network make sure your data packets arrive at the correct place?

Focal point: Marco Hogewoning, RIPE NCC

…find out more on the WIKI here