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
  • Digital inclusion best practices from across the country, including new sessions on AI and digital equity, rural and Tribal outreach, and securing funding for sustainability
  • Digital inclusion programming, including the latest on digital navigators, digital health equity, accessibility, serving diverse populations, and community-centered work

Net Inclusion 2023 was our largest conference yet, and 2024 promises to break all those records. 

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Don’t Miss Out! Get Your Ticket for Net Inclusion 2024

Regular Rates Are in Effect Nov. 1, 2023-Jan. 16, 2024

Conference & Hotel Location

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is the conference location and hotel, located near Reading Terminal Market, the (new) Fashion District Philadelphia, and historic attractions. Book your room at a discounted Net Inclusion rate.  Limited rooms are available, so book them now! For government rates, please email [email protected].

What Makes Net Inclusion Unique? You!

“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

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

Lightning Rounds

Since our first Net Inclusion in Kansas City in 2016, NDIA has featured Lightning Rounds in plenary sessions as a way to shine a spotlight on dozens of great digital inclusion initiatives and to encourage peer-to-peer networking among our affiliates and friends. Think of it as a beacon to find the people you’d love to have a hallway conversation with. Net Inclusion 2023 will most likely feature four 30-minute Lightning Rounds, accommodating a total of 25 to 30 presentations. Each presenter will get a maximum of three minutes at the microphone, accompanied by no more than five slides.

Thanks to our Net Inclusion 2024 Sponsors!

Premier Hometown Leader (PHL) Sponsor!

Premiere Sponsors

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Megabyte 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.