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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A SIG is a non-geographical independent entity recognized by the Internet Society.

A SIG is formed by Individual Members of the Internet Society to pursue significant long-term activities that support the mission of the Internet Society.

SIGs have a global scope and have Individual Members of the Internet Society who are also members of a geographical Chapter.

You can find Internet Society Special Interest Groups (SIG) Outline here.

Join a SIG

Join a SIG today and help promote a particular cause related to the Internet. Find out more on our Join a Special Interest Group page.

Start a SIG

The application and charter process for SIGs will be the same as for geographical Chapters. Find out more on our Start a Special Interest Group page. Once you have successfully applied for the Chapter and have gone through the review process, you will receive the Internet Society Chapter Charter letter which outlines the support the Chapter will get from the Internet Society as well as the minimum standards you will need to uphold as an Internet Society Chapter.

SIGs connection to geographical Chapters

Collaboration between geographical Chapters and SIGs is highly recommended, as the local dissemination of information and impact will be crucial to the success of the SIGs.

List of Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

To join a Special Interest Group, find one that interests you and visit their website for details of how to join.

Blockchain SIG

Website: isoc-bsig.org

Contact Name: Pindar Wong

Contact Email: info@isoc-bsig.org

Community Networks SIG

Website: cnsig.info

Contact Name: Nicolás Echániz

Contact Email:
contact@cnsig.info

Cybersecurity SIG

Website: cybersecuritysig.org

Contact Name: Oscar Avila

Contact Email: info@cybersecuritysig.org

Internet of Food SIG

Website: internet-of-food.org

Contact Name: Johan Jorgensen

Contact Email:
johan.jorgensen@gmail.com

Internet of Things SIG

Contact Name: Yuri Kargapolov

InterPlanetary Networking Chapter

Website: ipn-isoc.org

Contact Name: Michael Snell

Contact Email: mjjsnell@ipnsig.org

Chartered February 2014

Women SIG

Contact Name: Angelica Contreras

Contact Email:
contrerasangelica9@gmail.com

Youth SIG

Website: obdjuv.org/

Contact Name: Adela Goberna

Contact Email:
odjuventud@gmail.com

SIG and Chapter Stories

Read about amazing work our SIGs and Chapters do and join them. Together we can shape the Internet of tomorrow.
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Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap
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Community Networks 22 January 2019

Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap

Community established networks, also referred to as “community networks” (CNs), have existed for many years and provide a sustainable...

Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI Organize Webinar on India’s Draft Intermediary Rules
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Encryption 17 January 2019

Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI Organize Webinar on India’s Draft Intermediary Rules

On 10 January, the Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI jointly organised an interactive webinar on the draft Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines...

Creating Networks – Youth and Internet Governance
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Beyond the Net 20 December 2018

Creating Networks – Youth and Internet Governance

The “Youth Observatory” is a project created by the members of the Youth SIG of the Internet Society, which...

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