The Net Inclusion Conference has been a staple in the Digital Inclusion community for years, bringing hundreds of practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers together to share their knowledge.

With social distancing in place, NDIA will host the “Net Inclusion 2020 Webinar Series” to replace the conference.

This Series will include eight one hour webinars, every Wednesday at 2 PM ET starting September 16th through November 4th. All webinars will include an optional 30 minutes wrap up for an information conversation with panelists and fellow participants. These webinars will be interactive panel discussions with expert practitioners from the field and partners with resources to share.

Panelists will continue to be announced as confirmed. Webinars are free and open to everyone. Registration is required. One registration will gain access to all selected webinars.

9/16 Digital Inclusion 101 – the what, the why, and how to advocate.

Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director at National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Paolo Balboa

Paolo Balboa

Program Manager at National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Miles Miller

Miles Miller

Program Associate at National Digital Inclusion Alliance

9/23 Research and data to convince locally, to advocate with state and federal policymakers, and to allocate limited resources.

Leon A. Wilson

Leon A. Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer at The Cleveland Foundation

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

Senior Fellow at National Skills Coalition

Hal Woods

Hal Woods

Chief of Policy at Kids First Chicago

Autumn R. Glover, MCRP, MPA

Autumn R. Glover, MCRP, MPA

Interim President at PACT

Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D.

Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D.

Director at Purdue Center for Regional Development

9/30 Racial equity and digital inclusion.

Wanda Davis

Wanda Davis

Director at Ashbury Community Services, Inc

James Walker

James Walker

Founder/CEO at Informative Technologies Inc.

Quincy B., MSW, DSW Candidate

Quincy B., MSW, DSW Candidate

Founding Director at EraseTheRedline Inc.

10/7 Local government digital equity strategies.

Candelaria Mendoza

Candelaria Mendoza

Smart City Coordinator at City of San Antonio

Rebecca Gibbons

Rebecca Gibbons

Broadband and Digital Equity Program Manager at City of Portland

Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA

Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA

Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager at City of Long Beach

Lauren Burdette

Lauren Burdette

Senior Equity Manager at Office of Equity and Racial Justice at Chicago, Illinois

10/14 What works? New research about the effectiveness of digital adoption and skills intervention strategies.

Daniel Noyes

Daniel Noyes

Co-CEO & Chief Wrangler at Tech Goes Home

Stacey Wedlake

Stacey Wedlake

Research Coordinator & Analyst at Technology and Social Change Group

John B. Horrigan

John B. Horrigan

Senior Fellow at Technology Policy Institute

10/21 What new digital inclusion models (partners and funding) are coming together due to the pandemic?

Nicole Umayam

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Library Consultant at Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Christa Wagner Vinson

Christa Wagner Vinson

Program Officer at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Kami Griffiths

Kami Griffiths

Executive Director/Co-founder at Community Tech Network

Lazone Grays Jr

Lazone Grays Jr

Instructional Facilitator, Streets University at IBSA, Inc.

10/28 Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made?

Rene Gonzalez

Rene Gonzalez

CSO and Founder at Lit Communities

Chrissie Powell

Chrissie Powell

Site Director at ByteBack Inc and Co-Founder at Digital Equity Coalition

Matthew Timberlake

Matthew Timberlake

Technology Leader & Digital Equity Advocate at Multnomah County

Carrie Coogan

Carrie Coogan

Deputy Director for Public Affairs & Community Engagement at Kansas City Public Library

Rep. Mia Gregerson

Rep. Mia Gregerson

(D-WA)

11/4 Final Plenary – How did the pandemic change digital inclusion work – on the ground and in policy? 

Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director at National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Yosef Getachew

Yosef Getachew

Director, Media and Democracy Program at Common Cause

Adrianne Furniss

Adrianne Furniss

Executive Director at Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

NDIA would like to thank the following Net Inclusion sponsors

TERABYTE SPONSORS

GIGABYTE SPONSORS

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