Every Wednesday from April 7 – June 2 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 nine one-hour webinars, every Wednesday from April 7th through June 2nd at 1 PM ET. All webinars include an additional 30-minute wrap-up for conversation and Q&A with panelists and fellow participants.

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April 7th – The Structural Racism Behind Digital Inequity

Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.

Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.

Special Advisor, Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

MODERATOR

Chrissie Powell

Chrissie Powell

Executive Director, Byte Back Baltimore

James (יעקב) Walker, II

James (יעקב) Walker, II

Founder/CEO, Informative Technologies Inc.

Quincy B., DSW, MSW

Quincy B., DSW, MSW

Founder & Director, EraseTheRedline Inc.

Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA

Rebecca F. Kauma, MPA

Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager, City of Long Beach

April 14th – Digital Navigators: Models, Partners, Assessment, and Funding

Paolo Balboa

Paolo Balboa

Program Manager, NDIA

MODERATOR

Andrew Au

Andrew Au

Director of Operations, Digital Charlotte

Shauna (McNiven) Edson

Shauna (McNiven) Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library

Christa Wagner Vinson

Christa Wagner Vinson

Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

Project Director, World Education, Inc. and Co-Lead, Digital US.

April 21st – Coalitions and Digital Equity Planning

amalia deloney

amalia deloney

RW Deutsch Foundation

MODERATOR

Colin Rhinesmith

Colin Rhinesmith

Associate Director and Director, Community Informatics Lab at Simmons University iSchool

Curt Williams

Curt Williams

Digital Innovation Fellow, Cleveland Foundation

Sharonne Navas, C.E.F.

Sharonne Navas, C.E.F.

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Equity in Education Coalition

Aaron Schill

Aaron Schill

Director - Regional Data and Mapping, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

April 28th – Local Government and State Digital Inclusion Funding, Offices, Coordination, and Policy

Burt Cohen

Burt Cohen

Broadband Policy Coordinator & Staff Attorney, State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel

MODERATOR

Deb Socia

Deb Socia

President & CEO, The Enterprise Center

Amy Huffman

Amy Huffman

Policy Director, NDIA

Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore

New York State Librarian

Candelaria Mendoza

Candelaria Mendoza

Smart City Coordinator, City of San Antonio

May 5th – Weaving Digital Inclusion into Existing Community and Government Programs

Leana (Yelena) Mayzlina

Leana (Yelena) Mayzlina

Sr. Program Manager at NTEN

MODERATOR

Essey Workie

Essey Workie

Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Autumn R. Glover

Autumn R. Glover

Government Affairs and Community Relations Consultant, OSU

Kate Harkin

Kate Harkin

Diretor, VANTAGE Aging

Krysti Nellermoe

Krysti Nellermoe

Education Program Supervisor, International Rescue Committee

May 12th – Why People Say No to “Free Internet” and What To Do About It

Regina D. Cooper Benjamin

Regina D. Cooper Benjamin

Deputy Director at NDIA

MODERATOR

Daniel Noyes

Daniel Noyes

Co-CEO at Tech Goes Home

Heather Tsavaris

Heather Tsavaris

Principal Consultant at The Columbus Foundation

Bret Perkins

Bret Perkins

Senior Vice President, External and Government Affairs at Comcast

Hon. Lloyd Levine (ret.)

Hon. Lloyd Levine (ret.)

Senior Policy Fellow at UC Riverside School of Public Policy

Hannah Hill

Hannah Hill

Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group

May 19th – Filling the Gap – Building Subsidized & Affordable Broadband

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart

Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations

MODERATOR

Angela Thi Bennett, Esq

Angela Thi Bennett, Esq

Administrative Director, DigitalC

Danny R. Peralta

Danny R. Peralta

Executive Managing Director, The Point Community Development Corporation

Collin Boyce

Collin Boyce

Chief Information Officer, City of Tucson

Casey Sorensen

Casey Sorensen

CEO, PCs for People

May 26th (1.5 hours) – Digital Equity Benton Awards Announcement &
Current and Potential Federal Policy and Funding for Digital Inclusion

Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director, NDIA

MODERATOR

Olivia Wein

Olivia Wein

Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

Francella Ochillo

Francella Ochillo

Executive Director, Next Century Cities

Yosef Getachew

Yosef Getachew

Director Media and Democracy Program, Common Cause

Jenna Leventoff

Jenna Leventoff

Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge

June 2nd – Partnering with Healthcare Organizations to Increase Digital Equity

April L. Mims

April L. Mims

Vice President of Public Policy, hims & hers

MODERATOR

Wanda Davis

Wanda Davis

Director, Ashbury Community Services Inc

Amy Sheon

Amy Sheon

President, Public Health Innovators LLC

McClain Bryant Macklin, JD MBA

McClain Bryant Macklin, JD MBA

Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Health Forward Foundation

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