There are two ways to participate in the iGmena Summit 2016. The first is as a Regular Applicant, where you can attend the 3-day summit at no charge as a member of the audience and participate in all of the summit’s sessions, lunches, and events.
The second way to join the iGmena Summit 2016 is as a Contributor, which is only open to iGmena alumni. Other players who we ask to register as Contributors to the summit are partner institutions and collaborators on the Internet Policy Analyst (IPA) and Internet Legislation Atlas (ILA) projects. As a Contributor, we ask you to host a session at the summit and present your experiences or the ideas you have on Internet governance from a regional perspective. We recommend your project be innovative and creative, and encourage you to partner or collaborate with other alumni to submit a joint proposal. In order to be considered as a Contributor, we need to have an idea on what kind of session you are planning to host. We also encourage your project to reflect at least one of the themes and subthemes of this year’s summit.
Update: We are no longer accepting Regular Applicant or Contributor proposals.
If you are selected as a Contributor to the summit, we will pay for:
- A two-way ticket from your home country to Tunis for the period between 29 September - 3 October
- Hotel costs during the same period
Will iGmena cover travel to and from a destination outside the MENA region?
Yes, if the proposed contribution is qualified and accepted.
Can individuals / groups submit more than one Contributor proposal?
What language will the summit be held in?
The Summit will be held in English.
Will translation be provided?
No, iGmena will not provide official translation services.
Can we submit a proposal in a language other than English?
We will accept proposals from Contributors that want to present in Arabic, however, the proposal itself must be submitted in English. We will not be able to accommodate Turkish, Farsi, Berber, French, or other languages used throughout the region at this time.
What is the approximate length of a presentation/session?
Between 30 to 45 minutes.
Can the topic be a national topic or does it have to be regional?
Yes, it can be national or regional. If it is a national topic, we encourage you to incorporate at least one case study to ensure the example is well understood, but it is not obligatory.