The Nation’s Premiere Digital Inclusion Conference & Community

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 and discuss:

  • Local, state, Tribal, and federal policies impacting digital equity
  • Sources of financial and programmatic digital inclusion support
  • Digital inclusion best practices from across the country

Net Inclusion 2023 was our largest conference yet, and 2024 promises to break all those records. Please stay tuned for updates on this page and through the NDIA community, including early registration, hotel accommodations, and speaking opportunities. 

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Early Registration Rates

  Full Conference One-Day Pass
Nonprofit/Tribal/Government Entity $395 $255
For-Profit Company $766 $536

 Prices Will Increase November 1

Full Conference One-Day Pass
Nonprofit/Tribal/Government Entity $465 $284
For-Profit Company $851 $586


Conference & Hotel Location

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is the location for both the conference and official accommodations. From this location, guests can enjoy Reading Terminal Market, the (new) Fashion District Philadelphia, and historic attractions.

Book your room at a discounted Net Inclusion rate!  For government rates, please email [email protected].

Submit Your Session Proposal!

For the first time, we’re inviting our community to propose sessions for Net Inclusion. Since this is our first year, please check out our FAQ and tips on making your proposal successful before applying.   

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit your proposal by Tuesday, September 12, 5 p.m. PT

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, February 13
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 Welcome Plenary
10:00 Break
10:30 Break Out Session 1
11:30 Lunch – Affinity Tables
1:00 Bus Load In for Site Tour Participants
1:15 Community Site Tours or Digital Inclusion Workshops
4:15 Bus Drop off at Convention Center
Wednesday, February 14
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 Plenary
9:30 Lightning Round 1
10:00 Break
10:30 Break Out Session 2 (90 minutes)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Plenary
1:30 Lighting Round 2
2:00 Break
2:30 Break Out Sessions 3 & 4 or Digital Inclusion Workshops
5:00 Close
Thursday, February 15
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00 Plenary
9:30 Lightning Round 3
10:00 Break
10:30 Break Out Session 5
11:30 Break
12:00 Lunch & Sustaining Digital Equity Programs Plenary
2:00 Close

What Makes Net Inclusion Unique?

“Net Inclusion is the premiere digital equity value-add for policymakers, advocates, researchers, evaluators, and community partners. It uniquely crafts conversations to counter broadband access and digital literacy gaps.  Simultaneously, it opens space for identifying community-centered metrics to reflect the humanity of those served. The conference is robust, energetic, and welcoming to diverse professionals ready to change lives.”

Marvin L. Venay

Chief Advocacy Officer, Tech Goes Home

“Net Inclusion is that one opportunity each year to gain deep insights — and practical tools — from fellow digital opportunity practitioners, policymakers, financiers, funders, and evaluators. The spirit of collaboration, shared ambition, and economies of scale help us continue to build digital opportunity and to move faster for the people we serve.”

Catherine Crago Blanton

Head of Strategic Initiatives, Housing Authority of the City of Austin & Austin Pathways

Thanks to our Net Inclusion 2024 Sponsors!

Premier Hometown Leader (PHL) Sponsor!

Premiere Sponsors

Gigabyte Sponsors

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Click below for sponsorship options and contact Regina Cooper Benjamin, NDIA Deputy Director, [email protected], for more information.

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Code of Conduct

NDIA and the whole team behind Net Inclusion strive to support an open exchange of ideas within a safe and respectful environment. We value your attendance at Net Inclusion, meetings, and events, and are dedicated to providing a positive event experience for all participants and members. We want Net Inclusion to be welcoming, supportive, and comfortable for all members of the digital inclusion community. Treat staff, event attendees, and speakers with respect. Participation in discussions and activities should be respectful at all times. All are expected to exercise tolerance of the perspectives and opinions of all present and use discretion with photographs, recordings, and sharing. Be aware of your presence, and be thoughtful in sharing, listening, and knowing when to do which. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. If a participant engages in disruptive or harassing behavior, Net Inclusion staff may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a staff person immediately.