Every Wednesday from April 7 – May 26 at 1 PM ET
The Net Inclusion Conference has been a staple in the Digital Inclusion community since 2016, bringing hundreds of practitioners, advocates, academics, internet service providers, and policymakers together to share their knowledge. With social distancing still in place, NDIA will once again hold an online version of Net Inclusion to substitute the in-person conference. We look forward to seeing our community in person again as soon as it is safe for everyone to travel and gather.
This Series will include eight one-hour webinars, every Wednesday from April 7th through May 26th at 1 PM ET. All webinars include an additional 30-minute wrap-up for conversation and Q&A with panelists and fellow participants.
Our friends at Partners Bridging the Digital Divide would like to invite you to a facilitated Virtual Reception on 4/7/21 at 7:30 EDT! This event will provide an opportunity to meet and socialize informally. Participants can register for this exciting addition here!
April 7th – The Structural Racism Behind Digital Inequity
Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.
Special Advisor, Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
Elizabeth Lindsey, MPA
Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back, Inc.
James (יעקב) Walker, II
Founder/CEO, Informative Technologies Inc.
Quincy B., DSW, MSW
Founder & Director, EraseTheRedline Inc.
Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA
Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager, City of Long Beach
April 14th – Digital Navigators: Models, Partners, Assessment, and Funding
Program Manager, NDIA
Director of Operations, Digital Charlotte
Shauna (McNiven) Edson
Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
Christa Wagner Vinson
Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
April 21st – Coalitions and Digital Equity Planning
RW Deutsch Foundation
Associate Director and Director, Community Informatics Lab at Simmons University iSchool
Digital Innovation Fellow, Cleveland Foundation
Sharonne Navas, C.E.F.
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Equity in Education Coalition
April 28th – Local Government and State Digital Inclusion Funding, Offices, Coordination, and Policy
Broadband Policy Coordinator & Staff Attorney, State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel
President & CEO, The Enterprise Center
Digital Inclusion and Policy Manager, North Carolina Department of Information & Technology
New York State Librarian
Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio
May 5th – Weaving Digital Inclusion into Existing Community and Government Programs
Leana (Yelena) Mayzlina
Sr. Program Manager at NTEN
Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Autumn R. Glover
Government Affairs and Community Relations Consultant, OSU
Diretor, VANTAGE Aging
Education Program Supervisor, International Rescue Committee
May 12th – Partnering with Healthcare Organizations to Increase Digital Equity
April L. Mims
Vice President of Public Policy, hims & hers
Director, Ashbury Community Services Inc
President, Public Health Innovators LLC
McClain Bryant Macklin, JD MBA
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Health Forward Foundation
May 19th – Filling the Gap – Building Subsidized & Affordable Broadband
Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations
Angela Thi Bennett, Esq
Administrative Director, DigitalC
Executive Director, NDIA
Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center
Executive Director, Next Century Cities
Director Media and Democracy Program, Common Cause
Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge