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OTTAWA – August 14, 2013 – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is accepting registrations for what promises to be another provocative and informative exploration of the global Internet and the challenges and opportunities it presents for all Canadians.

The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) and CIRA’s 2013 AGM will take place at Montreal’s Centre Mont-Royal from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 16. For the first time, the CIF and CIRA’s AGM will be combined.

The CIF is CIRA’s ongoing consultation with the Canadian public that provides all citizens with a voice to discuss whatever aspects of the Internet matter most to them. Each year, the CIF features a busy day of keynotes and panel discussions with a rich lineup of academics, policymakers, business leaders and visionaries. This year’s themes include Canada’s place in the global Internet and online safety and security.

For this event, CIRA has added a business-related stream that includes sessions on getting your business online and web analytics for your online business.

The lunch keynote will be delivered by Avinash Kaushik, digital marketing evangelist for Google, co-founder of Market Motive, and bestselling author.

The CIF will include a short AGM portion (45 minutes) where Canadians can have a say in the operation and governance of the Internet in Canada ahead of the organisation’s annual board of directors’ election. While anyone can attend the AGM, only .CA Members can vote at the AGM or in the election. However, membership is free and can easily be obtained online by any .CA domain name holder.

The day’s proceedings are free to attend and will also be accessible nationally via an interactive webcast. To learn more about the CIF and to register, please visit events.cira.ca

To learn more about, or to obtain, .CA Membership, please visit member.cira.ca.

About CIRA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the Member-driven organization that manages Canada’s .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Buell
Senior Communications Advisor, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262
mark.buell@cira.ca

Leo Valiquette
inmedia Public Relations
(613) 769-9479
lvaliquette@inmedia.com