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IGF 2018 Village

During the annual IGF meeting, interested stakeholders can display or distribute relevant information about their IGF-related activities at the IGF Village. The IGF Village consists of display booths and is located in the meeting venue area.

The booths are non-commercial in nature. They are free of charge, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with respecting a balance of stakeholder and regional diversity. Booths are of limited availability.

The composition of the 2018 IGF Village

Received requests were evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis, noting the completeness of information provided, and respecting the stakeholder and regional diversity balance. 

Below is the list of organizations that are assigned a booth: 

  1. ‎1 World Connected, University of Pennsylvania‎
  2. Access Now
  3. Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation
  4. APSIG
  5. Arab World Internet Institute
  6. Arcep
  7. Association for Progressive Communications (APC)‎
  8. China Association for Science and Technology
  9. Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
  10. Council of Europe
  11. Digital Grassroots
  12. DiploFoundation/Geneva Internet Platform‎
  13. DotAsia Organisation
  14. E-bastille
  15. Elon University
  16. EuroDIG
  17. Eurolinc (shared with Semantis and Le Monde des Possibles)‎
  18. Freedom House
  19. Genlish Foundation
  20. GFCE & NLIGF
  21. Global AM LLC
  22. Global Network for Cybersolution
  23. GSMA
  24. ICANN ATLARGE ALS and ISOC Chapter
  25. ICANNWiki
  26. ICC BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society)‎
  27. IGF Baku Secretariat/Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies
  28. IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principals
  29. IGF NRIs
  30. IGF Support Association
  31. Insafe
  32. Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
  33. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)‎
  34. Internet Governance Project
  35. Internet Protection Society
  36. Internet Society
  37. ITU
  38. Joint booth: Counterpart International and Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), ‎National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)‎
  39. Media Matters for Democracy, Pakistan
  40. Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) of the Republic of ‎Indonesia
  41. Missions Publiques
  42. NCUC - Non-Commercial Users Constituency
  43. NICT
  44. Pasifika Nexus
  45. Peking University, Internet Development Research Institution ‎
  46. Regional Internet Registries
  47. Saurashtra University
  48. Seed Alliance
  49. SIMUKA Africa Youth Association ‎
  50. South School on Internet Governance
  51. TaC-Together against Cybercrime International
  52. TechNation
  53. Tencent
  54. UNDESA
  55. UNESCO
  56. Web Foundation

List of pending booth requests:

  1. Dominios Latinoamerica​
  2. Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  3. CINL France
  4. Cooperativa Sula Batsu
  6. Arianous ICTD.
  7. Blockchain Special Interest Group - Internet Society
  8. PAK Education Society/Pakistan Development Network
  9. Internet Society of China
  10. Wikimedia

IGF 2018 Village Logistics

IGF Village Position
The IGF Village will be positioned inside of the UNESCO HQ in Paris. Please see the ‎two floor plans for the exact names of the space areas and individual booth locations (Floor Plan ‎A for 1-24 booths and Floor Plan B for 25-56 booths).‎

Total Number of booths
Total number of booths is 56. Pending requests will be accommodated, in case someone of the ‎approved organizers with cancel participation or will be willing to partner with another organizer.

How the booths will be positioned/allocated?
The final allocation of booths will be done in alphabetical order. The number under which your ‎organization is listed on the IGF website corresponds to the same number on the floor plan that ‎marks the allocation of your booth. Please see the numbered list of booths here and ‎compare that number with the numbers in the attached floor plans (for booths 1-24 please see the ‎Floor Plan A, and for booths from 25-56 please see the Floor Plan B).‎

Booth descriptions (dimensions and facilities)‎
Each booth will contain one desk and two chairs. Please see here the design of the desk with its ‎dimensions.‎
Each booth will have 1 power plug (voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz).‎
The whole IGF Village area will be covered with a stable WiFi network.‎
Each booth will contain one A3 format sheet of solid paper that contains the name of the ‎exhibitor, attached to desks.‎
Behind each desk there will be a panel. Dimensions of these panels are shown on both floor plans, mentioned above. The organziers will be provided with velcro tape, that can be used to attach items on the panels (e.g. posters).  ‎
Booths will not have any lockable cabinets.‎
Desks at the booths do not have any drawers.‎
Booths organizers are responsible for their belongings. It is advised not to leave valuable items ‎unsupervised.‎

What can you bring to your booth space?‎
You are allowed to bring your info-materials (banners, backdrops, posters, publications and ‎similar, including promo t-shirts as some did last year) that are directly connected to your work ‎and are of non-commercial nature.‎
Please note that the it is now allowed to have any food and drinks inside the venue. Also, it is not allwed to have the ‎coffee/tea machines or similar electronic devices at the booth area.

Is there a printing service at the venue?
Yes, there is an Internet café at the venue, where you can print materials.‎

Can you ship any materials to the venue prior to the meeting?‎
Unfortunately, this will not be possible.‎
However, it will be possible that the organizers deliver their materials with a vehicle on Friday, 9 ‎November 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 15:00 p.m. local time in Paris.‎
It will not be possible to park the vehicles inside the venue parking area, but just to enter through the gate, drop off ‎materials and leave the venue. There will be volunteers to help putting materials inside of the ‎venue.‎
In case you will use this option, please inform the IGF Secretariat at: anja[dot]gengo[et]un[dot]org.‎

When is the opening and closing of the IGF Village?‎
The IGF Village will be open from Monday morning, 12 November, when the programme starts. ‎The organizers can enter the venue on Monday, 12 November, starting from 07:00 a.m. local time in Paris. The booth areas ‎will need to be cleared by 17:00 p.m. local time in Paris, on the last day of the meeting (14 ‎November).‎

Can the booth organizers enter the Venue before the official meeting days  (12-14 November)?
The booth organizers can enter the venue on Friday, 9 November, from 10:00 a.m. until 15:00 p.m. local time in Paris to bring their materials and prepare their booths. If you plan to enter the venue on Friday, please inform the IGF Secretariat (anja[dot]gengo[et]un[dot]org)

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678