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ISOC-NY is an abbreviation for Internet Society Chapter of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. ISOC-NY is a 501(3) non-profit incorporated in the State of New York in 1997.


The mission of (ISOC-NY) is:

  1. in support of ISOC, to assure the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet,
  2. to promote local initiatives, maximize the societal benefits which the Internet can bring to the New York area, and
  3. to advance the professional development of ISOC members in the New York area.


The ISOC-NY by-laws can be found here.

Websites, Social Media, Mailing list


ISOC-NY occasionally holds board and membership meetings plus other special events.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Details of some previous meetings are available.

Events are announced via our announce list, our noticeboard, and our meetup group.

TV Show

The ISOC-NY tv show goes out at 2pm on alternate Wednesdays via Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 2. (RCN 83 | FiOS 34 | TWC 56 & 1996). Past programs can be found on our YouTube Channel.


  • President - Greg Shatan
  • Vice President - Vacant
  • Secretary - Stuart Reid
  • Treasurer - Joseph Shraibman

Board of Directors

  • Irene Farina
  • Andrea Romaoli Garcia
  • Sherry Antoine
  • Jonathan Askin
  • Richard Knipel
  • Stuart Reid
  • Dave Burstein
  • Joe Plotkin
  • Greg Shatan (Chair)
  • Alexander J. Urbelis


  • NYNOG - Chris Grundemann
  • ICANN - Veni Markovski
  • NYC Mesh - Brian Hall

Finance Committee

  • Joseph Shraibman
  • Greg Shatan

Executive Committee

  • Greg Shatan
  • Stuart Reid
  • Reuben Loewy
  • Joseph Shraibman
  • Joly MacFie

Chapter Administrators

  • Greg Shatan

Chapter Voting Delegate

  • Greg Shatan

Chapter Advisory Council Delegate

  • Greg Shatan

Former Boards and officers


ISOC-NY actively participates in the policy process of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) in two ways:

ICANN Representatives

  • At Large - Greg Shatan (primary) + Andrea Garcia (alternate)
  • NCUC/NCSG - Greg Shatan (primary) + Stu Reid (alternate)

Internet Governance Forum

ISOC-NY actively participates in the Internet Governance Forum's processes, including the IGF-USA.

IGF-USA Steering Committee Representatives

  • Greg Shatan


PO Box 1599
Madison Sq. Station
New York NY 10159-1599