The Forum attracted more than 1300 WSIS Stakeholders from more than 140 countries. Several high-level representatives of the wider WSIS Stakeholder community graced the Forum with more than 30 ministers, 44 deputies, 30 ambassadors, 17 CEOs and Civil Society leaders contributing passionately towards the programme of the Forum. Among participants, there were members of parliament, as well as representatives of the private sectors and civil society.
Remote participation was an integral component of the WSIS Forum, Over 1000 stakeholders followed and contributed to the outcomes of the event in a remote manner from all parts of world. Onsite networking was facilitated by the imeetYouatWSIS online community platform. More than 250 on-site participants have actively used the tool prior and during the event which has facilitated in fruitful networking leading to win-win partnerships.
The WSIS Forum 2010 provided structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation.
Facilities were made available to make the forum as inclusive and participatory as possible. Several sessions were conducted in a debate style to encourage participation from the participants.
The Forum offered participants a series of diverse meetings, including high-level panels addressing critical issues to the WSIS implementation and follow-up in multi-stakeholder set-ups, WSIS action line facilitation meetings, thematic workshops, kick-off meetings for new initiatives and projects, speed-exchanges facilitating networking among the participants