The Internet Society, as a member of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), participated in the OECD High Level Meeting on “The Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth” held on 28-29 June 2011 in Paris.
* ITAC Press release (also below)
* Background documents
* Final Communique
The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum.
Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum are part of the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme and are available to Internet Society members aged between 20 and 40 years.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Technology Foresight Forum is an annual event organized by the OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer, and Communications Policy (ICCP) to help identify how technical developments create opportunities for, and pose challenges to the Internet Economy. Foresight Forums are a collaborative effort of policymakers from member and non-member governments, business, civil society, and the Internet technical community.
About the OECD ICCP Technology Foresight Forum 2011
In 2011, the OECD Foresight Forum will focus on Evolving Mobile Wireless Platforms and Applications. Participants will explore and evaluate the tremendous potential that mobile networks, applications, and content have for future economic and social development. The Forum will be held in Paris on 26 October.
Fellows to the OECD may be given the opportunity to engage in various tasks at the Forum, including assisting the OECD Secretariat with preparatory work, reporting, and speaking. Details of these opportunities will be confirmed with the OECD Secretariat and successful applicants in advance of the Forum.
More details of the Fellowship to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum are available here:
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