FGI Québec

The 1st Forum on the Governance of the Internet in Québec

For a Digital and Interconnected Québec Society: Challenges, Realities and Possible Futures

The 1st FGI Québec edition was held on 2017, September 19 at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal, and led to the writing of a short report gathering questionings and potential solutions touched by experts and participants during the day.

You may find below both the report and the event programme:

ISOC Québec particularly wishes to thank speakers and experts who accepted to be part of this day with us, along with the partners that made this 1st edition a reality.

A context conducive to new questionings

From education to health or culture, no sector can resist the shock wave caused by the digital revolution and its many applications, services and uses that made the Internet an integral part of the daily life of Quebeckers. Today, in an era of global interconnections, the political, economic, security, cultural and societal challenges posed by the development of the Internet lead us to question on the one hand the evolution of its decentralized governance model, and on the other hand the upcoming evolutions and the upheavals to be anticipated, taking into account the current context of digital transitions Québec society is going through.

An international movement at the local level

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has established since 2005 in Tunis a framework for dialogue and multi-stakeholder dialogue, which is reflected in the annual organization of a global forum and national and regional fora on Internet governance. ISOC Québec is proud and happy to contribute to the strengthening of dialogue and cooperation between the various local and national players involved in digital and Internet development in Québec by organizing this first forum of its kind in Québec on the theme: "For a Digital and Interconnected Québec Society: Challenges, Realities and Possible Futures". ISOC Québec's ambition is to perpetuate the tradition of such a meeting by renewing every year an opportunity for debate among all Québec players in order to identify common positions to be defended and promoted in global debates and in international fora on the governance of the Internet.