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.

Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.

Special Advisor, Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

Elizabeth Lindsey, MPA

Elizabeth Lindsey, MPA

Chief Executive Officer, Byte Back, Inc.

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

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)

April 21st – Coalitions and Digital Equity Planning

amalia deloney

amalia deloney

RW Deutsch Foundation

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

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

Deb Socia

Deb Socia

President & CEO, The Enterprise Center

Amy Huffman

Amy Huffman

Digital Inclusion and Policy Manager, North Carolina Department of Information & Technology

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

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 – Partnering with Healthcare Organizations to Increase Digital Equity

April L. Mims

April L. Mims

Vice President of Public Policy, hims & hers

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

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

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart

Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations

Angela Thi Bennett, Esq

Angela Thi Bennett, Esq

Administrative Director, DigitalC

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

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

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