International Digital Dialogues Conference – Shaping digital policy together

German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), Berlin, Germany

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport cordially invites you to the first International Digital Dialogues Conference. It will take place on 21 and 22 November 2024 in Berlin. The conference will convene over 100 selected representatives from all Digital Dialogues’ partner countries – from the public and private sector, civil society and academia. The event will stimulate an international dialogue on current digital policy issues. Focus topics include sustaining a free internet, digital public infrastructure (DPI), the digital economy and artificial intelligence (AI) in the super election year 2024.

Background and objective

The bilateral Digital Dialogues foster collaboration between like-minded states, support the alignment of rules and strategies in international digital policy, and bring together stakeholders from many different sectors. The aim is to jointly improve the framework conditions governing the digital realm. And ultimately to provide the opportunities of the global digital transformation to everyone.

The International Digital Dialogues Conference will unite our partner countries and stakeholders in their commitment to shaping an inclusive, free, reliable and innovative digital future.

Why join the conference?

The conference will be hosted by German Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Dr Volker Wissing. It offers a great opportunity to work on pressing digital policy issues with high-ranking participants from all over the world.

You will have the chance to exchange experiences and best practices with representatives from many different sectors. In working groups, you will develop specific recommendations for international digital policy and work on joint initiatives and cooperation projects to tackle shared challenges together.

Focus topics

The conference includes four different thematic tracks:

  1. Sustaining and promoting the free internet together
  2. Digital public infrastructure (DPI) for social inclusion
  3. Digital economy and promotion of startups
  4. Digital transformation in the light of global challenges: Disinformation and AI in the super election year 2024

You can find detailed information on the thematic tracks here:

Agenda

The two-day conference will offer a variety of sessions, including panel discussions, working groups, presentations and networking spaces. You can find the full programme including the agenda of the conference here:

Registration

Thank you for your interest in participating in the International Digital Dialogues Conference in Berlin, Germany. Please complete the following registration form to provide us with the necessary information for your attendance. Kindly note that capacity is limited and that active participation is only possible on site. If your application has been successful, you will hear back from us by 26 July 2024.

Your contribution *:
Please briefly explain your background and your possible contribution to the conference. This could include topics you are interested in discussing, potential areas of collaboration, or any specific expertise you bring to the conference. Please enter what expertise and input you may contribute in the space provided below (100 words max.):

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FAQ

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please feel free to contact the Secretariat for the International Digital Dialogues via iddc@giz.de if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you!

When will the conference take place?

The conference will take place from Thursday, 21 November until Friday, 22 November 2024.

Where will the conference take place?

The conference will take place at the premises of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (on site only).

How and until when can I register?

You can express your interest until 15 July 2024 via the form above. Due to limited capacity, we will select participants based on the topics of the conference. We will get back to you to confirm your registration by 26 July 2024.

Who can register?

Anyone from all fields interested in digital policy and digitalisation can register. We strongly encourage those who work on one of the focus topics to sign up. The topics are:

  1. Sustaining and promoting the free internet together
  2. Digital public infrastructure (DPI) for social inclusion
  3. Digital economy and promotion of startups
  4. Digital transformation in the light of global challenges: Disinformation and AI in the super election year 2024

When will I receive a confirmation of registration?

We will select participants based on the topics of the conference. Upon successful selection, we will get back to you to confirm your registration by 26 July 2024.

Is online participation possible?

This is an on-site event held at the premises of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport in Berlin, Germany. Participation is possible on site only. On 22 November 2024, the ministry will provide a livestream for those interested in following the conference online.

What will the language of the conference be?

The main conference will be held in English with planned key notes in several other languages. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Where can I find the agenda?

You can find the agenda on this event page - simply scroll up. Please note that the agenda will continuously be updated.

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