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How to Attend Remotely 

You can attend remotely using the WebEX interface. During the event, the links to the workshop will be available on the first page of the website for each day. The password to all the virtual rooms is IGF14. We recommend that you attend a training session to familiarize yourself with WebEX and make sure that you have the necessary equipment for attending the sessions remotely. 

The live transcript links  (captioning) will be both individually published on the website ( first page) and integrated in the WebEX platform. 

Password for all the virtual rooms is IGF14.

Please note that to connect to WebEX you will need to download WebEX add on. You can download the add on here.Test your equipment before the meeting

We strongly encourage you to test your equipment before the meeting in order to make sure that your computer can connect to the virtual room. In order to test your equipment please click here.

All the WebEX supported equipment and browsers are listed here.

Important: You need to have administrative rights on the computer you are using in order to download this add-on.

You might be able to run the file temporarily if you do not have admin rights. But we do recommend that you use a computer that does not require admin right.

Join the sessions remotely!

  1. In order to join the sessions , click on the relevant link which will be provided shortly on IGF website. Please try to join the room at least 15 minutes before the event.

  2. When you click  on the link, you will be asked to enter your name and email address. If asked to enter the meeting password, please insert IGF14. This is the password for all the virtual rooms.

  3. After clicking on the ‘Join’ button, you may be asked to download Cisco WebEX add-on. Please download the required application.

  4. After the download has finished you can go back and refresh the page or click on the link to join the meeting.

  5. A pop-up window will open: ‘Your host has started an Integrated Voice Conference. Do you want to participate?’ Click on ‘Yes’

  6. A ‘Speaker/Microphone Test’ window will pop-up. Test your equipment, and click on ‘OK’

  7. Click on ‘Participants’ to view the host (if video is available), and other attendees.

  8. Your microphone will be automatically muted when you enter the room. This is to preserve silence in the room.

  9. If you would like to comment, or intervene you can write in the chat box. You can ask the remote moderator to read out the comment.


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Remote Participation


If you are not able to attend the Ninth IGF meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, you can follow it remotely! Remote participation, and specifically the hubs structure, has been successful in previous IGFs. This time again you can follow the discussions from home or office; watch the webcast of the event; follow real-time closed captioning ; and participate live. Or you can also expand the discussions and organize an IGF hub in your city!

Remote participants/hubs will be able to interact with the meeting by sending text questions and/or video/audio interventions using the remote participation platform (Webex). These questions will be forwarded to the panel moderator when s/he opens the floor for questions from the audience.

For more details on how to organize a Hub and/or register your hub check the Hub instructions.

Trainings for Remote Panellists and Remote Hubs coordinators will be scheduled during the month of August 2014.

The links to access each meeting room will be provided one day before the IGF.

All main/focus sessions, workshops, dynamic coalitions, open forums and best practice forums will have webcast, captionning and remote participation. (Some workshop organizers may ask for some sessions not to have remote participation.)

Once the schedule for the IGF 2014 meeting is published on the IGF website, remote participants/hubs should take a look at the IGF schedule on the home page to see the room and the time of the sessions they would like to follow.

In order to convert Istanbul local time into your time zone, you can visit this website http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/turkey/istanbul


Remote Participation Manuals 


- Instructions on how to participate remotely [pdf]


- Instructions for Remote Moderators [pdf


Remote Panellists


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