IEEE @ the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2023

13 - 17 March 2023 | Geneva, Switzerland

The UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is where people from around the world share information on building a people-centered and inclusive information society. It will be held in person 13-17 March 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland, with options for remote participation, followed by virtual workshops in April and May 2023.

At this open forum there will be a series of workshops, High-Level Policy Sessions and special tracks on various thematic areas addressing issues that are important in helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the WSIS Forum 2023–under its theme of Sustainable Stewardship–IEEE will be making High-Level Policy Statements, having a High-Level Track Facilitator, holding a workshop on “Supporting the transition to a stronger, greener, and sustainable future through Standards and Best Practices” (13 March, 09:15-10:15 CET) and hosting a Knowledge Cafe on “Planet Positive: Imagine the Future We Can Build Together” (13 March, 12:30-13:45 CET).

Learn more about how IEEE is contributing to building a standards based, sustainable, and equitable world.

High-Level Policy Intervention

High-Level Policy Session 2: Enabling Environment | 14:00-15:00 CET

Thomas Coughlin

Thomas Coughlin

2023 IEEE President-Elect

The High-Level Policy sessions will gather high-ranking officials representing government, industry, civil society, academia, technical organizations and international organizations. The IEEE representative is invited to make an intervention.

The concluding session will take place on 15 March 2023 during which the WSIS Forum 2023 Chairman will provide an executive summary and offer a platform for all policy session outcomes.


If you are interested in attending the WSIS Forum 2023 and seeing IEEE in action, register for the below sessions:

IEEE Thematic Workshop


Monday, 13 March 2023, 09:15-10:15 CET

Supporting the Transition to a Stronger, Greener, and Sustainable Future Through Standards and Best Practices.

IEEE Knowledge Cafe

(On-site attendance)

Monday, 13 March 2023, 12:30-13:45 CET

Beyond Strong Sustainability – Catalyzing a Planet Positive Future for Generations to Come

High-Level Strategic Dialogue

(In-person / On-site)

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 10:15-11:15 CET

IEEE Intervention During the High-Level Opening Segment Dialogue: Digital Cooperation and Partnerships for Inclusive Sustainable Development

High-Level Policy Session 3

(In-person / On-site)

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 15:00-16:00 CET

Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs

High-Level Policy Session 6

(In-person / On-site)

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 16:00-17:00 CET

Digital Economy and Trade/Financing for ICT

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