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Chapters

Working together in Internet Society Chapters, our members help us further our cause to achieve an open and free Internet – an Internet for everyone. Chapters are central to our work, bringing together our members in local and regional groups that run programmes and activities dedicated, among other things, to informing policy and educating the public about Internet-related issues.

Our Chapters provide us with unique local and regional perspectives on emerging Internet issues, and there are currently over 110 active Chapters across six continents. They all share an interest and believe in our mission, and they’re committed to furthering our goals and objectives in their own geographical area.

Chapter activities

Our Chapters run a varied programme of events, programmes and activities that all work to support our principles and mission, including:

  • Educational events – educating members or the general public about Internet-related issues such as security, broadband access, IPV6, child safety, network neutrality, and much more.
  • Community programmes– ensuring Internet access for economically disadvantaged people or those with disabilities, covering areas such as hardware, software, distribution and best practices.
  • Public policy programmes – informing policy and decision makers about Internet issues such as net neutrality, copyright protection, censorship, or human rights.
  • Networking events – helping members connect with like-minded people who share an interest in bringing the benefits of the Internet to everyone.

Join a Chapter

Join a Chapter today and help promote the evolution and use of the Internet by all people throughout the world.

We announced the Internet Society’s 2020 Chapters Training Program.

Chapter Stories

Read about amazing work our Chapters do in their local communities and join them. Together we can shape the Internet of tomorrow.
Read all Chapter stories

Chapter Leaders Worldwide Make the Case for Strong Encryption
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Encryption 3 September 2020

Chapter Leaders Worldwide Make the Case for Strong Encryption

What makes a great leader? Earlier this year, 473 Chapter Members participated in the 2020 Chapters Training Program. The...

The Internet Society Welcomes the Comoros Chapter
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The Internet Society Welcomes the Comoros Chapter

We are excited to announce the new Internet Society Comoros Chapter! ISOC Comoros officially launched in July in front...

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Chapterthon 2020: A Time for Internet Society Chapters and SIGs to Shine

The Internet Society 2020 Chapterthon is live and moving fast! We’re so excited to see the applications that have...

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Find Your Chapter

The boundaries and names shown on this site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Internet Society concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities. Dotted and dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

List of Chapter Locations

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List of Special Interest Groups

Note: Some Internet Society Chapters use a different name at local level, please visit their website for more information. Only the above listed organizations are Chapters/SIGs chartered by the Internet Society.

Want to get involved in an Internet Society Chapter, but there isn’t one near you?

Chapters Advisory Council

The Chapters Advisory Council of the Internet Society is the advisory body of the Internet Society representing its Chapters, as authorized in Article VIII, Section 2 of the ISOC Bylaws.

For more information, please visit our Chapters Advisory Council pages.

Chapter Resources

Please see our separate Chapter Resources page for information to help your chapter.