Digital Inclusion Week (DIW) is an annual week of awareness, recognition, and celebration.
With support from NDIA, organizations and individuals across the country host special events, run social media campaigns, and share their digital inclusion actions and progress with media, among other actions.
Thanks to the 687 people and 503 organizations who took action, we celebrated the biggest Digital Inclusion Week (DIW) yet on October 2-6, 2023.
Communities took action, mayors signed proclamations, librarians signed people up for affordable internet, children received new devices, and advocates around the country showed why digital equity matters!
Dozens of organizations from across the country shared how they’re Building Connected Communities. Check out the official DIW2023 community video.
Digital Inclusion Week 2023 Broke All Records
See the stats and recap of some of the awesome things we saw during Digital Inclusion Week 2023 in the video below.
Search the table to see Digital Inclusion Week 2023 events and connect with organizers in your area.
What’s the Point of DIW?
We’re living in a pivotal time for digital inclusion action. More resources than ever are available now and will continue to be released to support digital inclusion work. Take the opportunity to share your work, offer services to your community, raise awareness, and gain supporters, who may be key to continuing digital inclusion. Below are some ways organizations benefit from participating in Digital Inclusion Week:
Opportunity to Raise Awareness around Digital Inclusion, Its Urgency & Benefits
Opportunity for Visibility: Help More Community Members in Need Hear about Your Services
Opportunity to Gain Supporters: Funders, Partners, Policymakers, Donors, Volunteers
All These Benefits Support the Long-Term Sustainability of Your Programs and the Field
DIW2023 Toolkits & Resources
You have a lot going on. We’re here to help! Check out our tip sheets, checklists, templates, and other tools.
DIW2023 Title Graphic
DIW2023 General Messaging
Email Outreach Template
DIW2023 Slide Deck
Digital Inclusion Event Toolkits
Event Tips & Checklist
Computer Skills Training Workshop
ACP Outreach Resources
Internet Enrollment Event
Technology Devices Donation Drive
Social Media Toolkit
Customizable Canva Graphics
Copy & Paste Social Media Posts
Advocacy & Actions for Elected Officials
Elected Officials Outreach Email Template
Proclamation & Bridge Light Up Template
Tips for Engaging Elected Officials
ACP Advocacy Toolkit
PR & Press Outreach Toolkits
DIW2023 Media Advisory Template
DIW2023 Press Release Template
Tips for Media Coverage for DIW Efforts
Catch Up: Other Digital Inclusion Week 2023 Video Highlights
Digital Inclusion Week was packed full. If you missed something, it’s not too late. Check out the playlist below of DIW2023 hits from NDIA and our affiliates.
Thanks to Digital Inclusion Week 2023 Sponsors!
Watch the videos below to see how these companies are supporting digital inclusion work throughout the year.
This is the largest spotlight for digital equity throughout the year, with widespread visibility driven by events, media coverage, and local government leaders. Please join us October 2-6, 2023 to publicly demonstrate your company’s support for digital inclusion nationwide. Click below for sponsorship options and contact Regina Cooper Benjamin, NDIA Deputy Director, [email protected], for more information.
Thanks to the Digital Inclusion Week 2023 National Committee
Co-Chairs: Oneisha Freeman of Georgia Technology Authority and Jess Ross of Austin Free-Net
Adrienne Pickett and Aneta T Lee of University of Illinois Office of Broadband, Anisha Dasgupta & Shomik Sen of YourTechQ, Cheri Pierre of Computers 2 Kids, Crystal Yamasaki of Crystal Clear Communications/Digital Equity Hawai’i, Ilana Lowery of Common Sense Media, Jason Inofuentes of Albemarle County Broadband, Jerry Yamashita of World Education, Jiselle Halfmoon of Cayuse Native Solutions, Lauren Cotter of Community Tech Network, Lurleen D McNair of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Molly Sherman of Carroll Technology & Innovation Council, Natali Betancur of the Center for Digital Equity at Queens University of Charlotte, Ricky Santiago of Louisville Metro Government, and Veatrice Farrell of the Community Foundation Tampa Bay