We are connected. We are a network. Ten years ago we would sailed at speeds well below the bandwidths of today. Tracks, frequency bands, tunings, wireless access, 3G, 4G, shortcuts, hyperlinks. Today we are connected in movement. But there is still a long way to go. We dream of bridging distances as never before imagined. Proximity is possible whenever we build bridges, access, consensus. Dialogues build possible futures. Our footsteps lead us to the future.

We are fully aware that decisions concerning the Internet, its governance models, its new legal civil rights frameworks and its technological advances cannot be solved at the speed of a mouse click. The emerging digital culture with its attitude innovation and (pro)motion of new dialogue opportunities requires a new framework. New themes. New rules. New ways. New bridges. It takes time to discover the unknown. Just like building new bridges, dialogues leading to the consolidation of ideas are time consuming.

This year, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – will host the Third Brazilian Internet Forum and the Brazilian Pre-IGF 2013 between the 3rd and the 5th of September in the northern region city of Belém in the state of Pará.

It is always important to stress our guidelines as the "Ten Principles of Governance and Use of the Internet in Brazil". We also follow closely the development of the IGF – Internet Governance Forum's agenda and syllabus and we are always pondering the breakthroughs and setbacks of this ten year journey of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS).

What are the relevant issues to be addressed?

Theme Tracks to be addressed at the III Brazilian Internet Forum and Pre-IGF 2013:

  • Universal Access, Accessibility and Diversity
  • Technological Innovation and Internet Business Models
  • Culture, Education and Internet Copy Right Issues
  • Privacy, Unaccountability of the Network and Freedom of Expression
  • Network Neutrality


03/09 - TUESDAY
08:00 Registration
10:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00 Opening Lecture: "'s History and The Principles for the Governance and the use of the Internet in Brazil"
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Start of the Theme Tracks' Panel Discussions – 5 Simultaneous Rooms
20:00 Closing of the first day
08:00 Registration
09:00 Start of Self-Organized Activities and Unconferences
13:00 Lunch
14:30 WSIS+10 Event
18:30 Closing of the day
05/09 - THURSDAY
09:00 Concluding Plenary Session
12:00 Lunch and Conclusion of the Forum
Join us in building dialogue bridges.