Chapters

By working together in Internet Society Chapters, our members help us advance our mission of a bigger and stronger Internet. Chapters are central to our work, bringing together members to run programs and activities dedicated to making a difference locally, informing policy, and educating the public about Internet-related issues.

There are more than 110 active Chapters across six continents. They provide unique regional perspectives on emerging Internet issues, share an interest and believe in our mission, and are committed to furthering our goals and objectives in their own communities.

Chapter activities

Our Chapters run many programs and events, all supporting our vision of an Internet for everyone. These include:

  • Educational events – educating members and the public about Internet-related issues such as security, broadband access, IPv6, child safety, network neutrality, and more.
  • Community programs – ensuring Internet access for economically disadvantaged people or those with disabilities, covering areas such as hardware, software, distribution, and best practices.
  • Public policy programs – informing policy and decision-makers about Internet issues such as the Internet way of networking, encryption, and access.
  • Networking events – helping members connect with like-minded people who share an interest in bringing the benefits of the Internet to everyone.

Join a Chapter

Join a Chapter today and help promote the Internet as a force for good.

In 2021 we've designed a new program for our members: Internet Society Fundamentals for Chapters.

The program was inspired by the great experience we had with 2020 Chapter training program as well as feedback on specific needs, requirements, challenges and the COVID-19 context. It aims to develop new community leaders equipped to tell data-driven stories about our key projects.

Chapter Stories

Our Chapters do incredible work in their local communities. Join them to shape an Internet that benefits all of humanity.
Read all Chapter stories

Member News: Israel Chapter Pushes for Better Internet Access
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About Internet Society 13 August 2021

Member News: Israel Chapter Pushes for Better Internet Access

More broadband, please: The Internet Society’s Israel Chapter has reached out to the Israeli government about a number of...

Member News: Somalia Chapter Focuses on Internet Education
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About Internet Society 18 June 2021

Member News: Somalia Chapter Focuses on Internet Education

Paying by phone: The Somalia chapter of the Internet Society is focusing on educating Internet users, particularly young people,...

Zambia Needs the Internet More than Ever
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About Internet Society 17 June 2021

Zambia Needs the Internet More than Ever

My country, Zambia, has more than 18 million people. Our new Internet Society chapter wants all of them to...

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Find Your Chapter

Note: Some Internet Society Chapters use a different name at local level, please visit their website for more information. Only the above listed organizations are Chapters/SIGs chartered by the Internet Society.

Want to get involved in an Internet Society Chapter, but there isn’t one near you?

Chapters Advisory Council

The Chapters Advisory Council of the Internet Society is the advisory body of the Internet Society representing its Chapters, as authorized in Article VIII, Section 2 of the ISOC Bylaws.

For more information, please visit our Chapters Advisory Council pages.

Chapter Resources

Please see our separate Chapter Resources page for information to help your chapter.