North American School of Internet Governance
A Brief History
In the fall of 2016, at the IGF Guadalajara, Mexico in a session on the Dynamic Coalition of Schools of Internet Governance, Eduardo Diaz and Alfredo Calderon realized that North America didn't have their own version of a school of Internet Governance. This lead to the formation of a steering committee chaired by Eduardo Diaz and within 18 months and two hurricanes the idea became a reality.
The first NASIG was launched in San Juan, PR as a three day event with the NASIG 2018 slogan: Many Challenges, One Internet: Your Role. During March 7, 8 & 9 March 2018 and followed by the celebration of the ICANN61 Public Forum meeting, 35 students from Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico were lectured by 19 faculty members on Internet Governace concepts.
In 2019 NASIG Montreal took place with an English and French track prior to the ICANN66 Annual General Assembly. Lead by Glenn McKnight as the Chair of the English track and Pierre Jean Darres as the chair of the French track.
NASIG Montreal pictures https://www.flickr.com/photos/glennmcknight/albums/72157710534507268
NASIG 2020, 2021 & Beyond
In 2020 the event was planned for Washington, DC prior to the IGF USA but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic it was postponed.
The 2021 event was originally scheduled as a face to face event in Seattle prior to the ICANN72 but again due to the pandemic we have made it a virtual event. This is our current event.
We have plans for 2022 to return to San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2, 3 and 4th prior to ICANN73 as a face to face event.