CIRA: National event about the future of the Internet
February 11, 2011

National event about the future of the Internet

On February 25, 2011, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host a unique and important event about the future of the Internet in Canada. The Internet has become an integral part of the economic, political and social lives of Canadians, and the Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) will provide a space for Canadians to discuss its future.

Working with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Media Awareness Network (MNet), CIRA has been consulting with Canadians for the past four months for the past on of privacy, how social media is driving the future of the Internet, and access to and the cost of broadband in Canada, among others.

At the CIF, there will be opportunity to ask questions, debate and have their opinion heard about the direction the Internet should take in Canada. A panel of Canadian experts will discuss and debate the future of the Internet, including:

  • Jacob Glick, Canada Policy Counsel, Google
  • Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director, Masters of Digital Media Program at Vancouver's Centre for Digital Media
  • Marc Blanchet, Network Engineer, Viagénie
  • Jim Roche, President and CEO, CANARIE
Canadian technology visionary Leonard Brody will give the keynote address. Following the CIF, there will be a networking reception. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast in English and French. Details on the webcast are available here:

Event details are as follows:

Time and date:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
February 25, 2011
Reception to follow

Brookstreet Hotel,
Ottawa, ON

Attendance is free and lunch will be served.