The Network of Centers hosts a range of global events from conferences to small meetings and workshops. NoC hosts consider an adaptable threepart approach in terms of format.
First, host institutions present a regional or thematic lead for the event, thereby providing Network partners with the unique insights of a specific Center or within a specific geographic area.
Second, every NoC event builds on the findings of the theme or region, with an eye toward mapping the field of global Internet and society research.
Third and last, each NoC event should have an organizational or administrative Network level piece, where participants might discuss the practical aspects of mapping efforts, organize joint teaching efforts or the like. As such, this last element is the part where direct Network involvement is strongest. Network of Centers events have been held all over the world — in Germany, Turkey, Brazil, and more.
About the NoC
The global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet.