The 4th Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) Annual Symposium will be held in Sharm-El-Sheikh,
Egypt, on November 14th, 2009 – one day before the IGF official opening
at Maritim Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre (SHICC).
  The program includes presentations by IGP members Michel van Eeten, Jeanette Hofmann, Derrick Cogburn, and Hans Klein, as well as other recognized experts in the field.  The symposium is free to attend (in-person or remotely) but you must register.  Find out more about participating remotely.

Established in 2006, the GigaNet is a scholarly community

which aims: (i) to promote the development of Internet Governance as a
recognized interdisciplinary field of study and (ii) to facilitate the
informed dialogue on policy and issues in a multistakeholder approach. It has organized a collective premier research event, the GigaNet Annual Symposium at the Internet Governance Forum
which is an opportunity to showcase some of the best current research
on Internet Governance from around the world and provides a venue for
scholars to discuss and debate these crucial issues.
successful symposia  have been held in Greece (2006), Brazil (2007) and India (2008).