Thanks to Digital Charlotte, we will be live-streaming two Net Inclusion 2018 plenaries on Wednesday April 18.
Net Inclusion 2018 Keynote Plenary
Wednesday April 18, 3:15-4:45 EDT
Maria Smith from Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Karen Heredia from the New Media Advocacy Project will introduce “Dividing Lines”, a new video highlighting the impact of Internet access disparities in American communities. Professor Crawford will speak on the role of public regulation in helping or hindering equitable access to information technology in the U.S. Professor Crawford will then join a panel with digital inclusion practitioners Bobby Coulter of Fresno Housing Authority and Elizabeth Lindsey of Byte Back. Moderated by Angela Siefer, the panel will discussion how communities are addressing these digital inequity disparities with and without government support. Livestream will be available at https://www.digitalinclusion.org/keynote2018/.
Net Inclusion 2018 Fireside Chat
Wednesday April 18, 12:15-1:00 EDT
Is a city a “smart city” if portions of the populations do not have broadband at home or the digital skills necessary to thrive today? Mayor Sly James and Catherine Crago will discuss the responsibilities and strategies of local governments to increase digital equity within the context of a “smart city”. They will focus on digital inclusion for the most vulnerable members of our communities. Livestream will be available at https://www.digitalinclusion.org/fireside2018/.