The annual Institute brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world to discuss important recent trends in technology and its influence on information policy. The sessions deal with recent problems in internet regulation and net neutrality, satellite delivery of information, emerging issues in the structuring of the mobile industry and its delivery of video. Much of the time is devoted to new developments in comparative approaches to regulation, looking at Ofcom in the UK and other agencies, including examples from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. There are also sessions on freedom of information, public diplomacy, media and economic and social development and the history of information transitions. The richness of the experience comes from exposure to a variety of speakers and from the discussions among participants themselves.