Internet enthusiasts throughout Canada are heading to Ottawa to participate in the annual Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) on February 28.

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, (CIRA) is ready to help in promoting insightful and provocative discussion on the issues that impact the safe and fair use of the Internet.

If you're not attending the free event at the Ottawa Convention Centre, you'll be able to watch and state your views via live webcast.

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart will keynote the event discussing online privacy and will be joined by Steve Anderson from, Karen Mulberry from the Internet Society, Tim Denton from the CRTC, Matthew Johnson from MediaSmarts, Kerry Augustine from the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge, and journalist Shane Schick. A variety of Internet-related topics, including digital literacy, cyber-security and Internet governance are on the agenda.

"Canadians are the heaviest Internet users in the world and it is vital that we have a national forum where we can discuss and debate the hot topics that are helping to shape the Canadian Internet landscape," said Byron Holland, President and CEO of CIRA. "Just as we are all participants in the Internet sphere, we are all participants at the CIF. We believe that decisions about the Internet should not be made behind closed doors without public knowledge or participation. Everyone who attends can have a voice."

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