Registration Costs

Full Conference One Day Pass
Nonprofit/Government $225 $158
For-Profit $300 $210
Subscriber $205 $144

Subscribers save big on Net Inclusion, get access to policy calls, and support NDIA’s ongoing mission.

Net Inclusion 2018 welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:
  • local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
  • sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs,
  • and digital inclusion best practices from across the country.

Net Inclusion 2018 will begin Tuesday, April 17th  with pre-conference events in the morning and Digital Inclusion Site Tours, included in the cost of registration, in the afternoon. Wednesday, April 18th will be a full day of interactive sessions, and we will conclude on Thursday, April 19th at 3:00PM.

Net Inclusion 2018 includes sessions on a spectrum of topics, such as curriculum sharing, recent research, coalition building, health and banking partnerships, and local government resources.


Cleveland Public Library - Stokes Wing

525 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

Global Center for Health Innovation

1 St Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Marriott at Key Center

127 Public Square
(Driveway Entrance on 1360 West Mall Drive)
Cleveland, OH 44114

Masthead Brewing Company (Tuesday Reception)

Reception from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, April 17th Sponsored by Mobile Beacon and PCs for People!

Drury Plaza Hotel

1380 E 6th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade

420 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114


Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center – Sold out

Drury Plaza Hotel

Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade

Site Tours

Digital Inclusion Site Tours (included with registration) give conference participants the option to visit local digital inclusion programs across Cleveland. Once you’ve registered, reserve your seat for a site tour using Sched.

Tuesday, April 17th

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-1:00 Pre-Conference Workshops
2:00-5:00 Local Digital Inclusion Site Tours
5:30-7:30 Reception at Masthead Brewing Company, Sponsored by Mobile Beacon and PCs for People!

Wednesday, April 18th

8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
NDIA Welcome – Laura Breeden, NDIA Board Chair
Local Welcome – Mayor Frank Jackson, City of Cleveland
9:45-10:15 Lightning Round 1
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Break Out Sessions 1
11:30-12:10 Lunch, Sponsored by Mobile Citizen!
12:10-12:40 Fireside Chat with Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO
Presentation of Digital Equity Champion Award
12:55-1:15 Lightning Round 2
1:15-1:45 Break
1:45-2:45 Break out Sessions 2
2:45-3:15 Walk to Library
3:15-4:45 Plenary & Keynote at Cleveland Public Library
4:45-6:30 Reception, Sponsored by Cleveland Public Library

Thursday, April 19th

8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:45 Welcome and NDIA Update
9:45-10:15 Lightning Round 3
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Break Out Sessions 3
11:30 Lunch
12:00-12:15 Announcements
12:15-12:45 Lightning Round 4
12:45-1:00 Break
1:00-2:00 Break out Sessions 4
2:00-2:30 Close

Keynote Speaker

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford

John A. Reilly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, co-author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance, and a contributor to Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation and is now a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Broadband Task Force. Full Bio

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Digital Charlotte

The Keynote & Plenary was webcast LIVE by our partners at Digital Charlotte. We are grateful for their help and support!

Lightning Rounds

There will be a total of four (4) 30-minute Lightning Rounds during the conference.  Each presenter gives a 4-minute presentation accompanied by no more than 5 slides. The process to submit proposals has closed.
All Lightning Round presenters must represent an NDIA affiliate organization. Only one Lightning Round presentation per organization. Request Affiliate membership here.
Please direct questions to our Lighting Rounds Coordinator – Nicole Umayam ([email protected])


Premier Host

The Cleveland Foundation


Terabyte Sponsors

Gigabyte Sponsors

Kilobyte Sponsors

Centrer for Digital Inclusion

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. 


I have a question, who should I ask?

General conference questions go to Angela Siefer: [email protected]

Registration and website questions go to Mary Ann Van Cura – [email protected]

I'm a speaker, will my registration be comped?

We do not comp speaker registrations. We keep registration fees low to support attendance.

I'd like to share out during the Lightning Rounds. What should I do?

Lightning Round applications open up January 8th and space is limited, so move quickly when you see the notice.

What Meals Will be Served?

Pre-Conference Workshop registrations include lunch on Tuesday, April 17th.

Net Inclusion FULL (TWO-DAY) registration includes:

  • Receptions on Tuesday, April 17th and Wednesday, April 18th
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th

Net Inclusion ONE-DAY registrations include access to meals and events ONLY on the day of attendance.

What's the deal with the pre-conferences?

We are offering a variety of Pre-Conference Workshops on April 17 (additional $35 fee to cover lunch). Check out the Workshops here. Purchase your ticket via Eventbrite. This will give you the ability to sign up for a seat in a pre-conference workshop using Sched.

I registered for the conference, but now I want to add a Pre-Conference ticket. How do I do that and get the discounted pricing?

At the registration page, select “Pre-Conference Add-On” and make your purchase using the same email/account information that you used to buy your conference ticket.

I signed up for a pre-conference, but I want to switch. What do I do?

You CAN switch workshops using Sched, but space is quite limited in some of the workshops. If someone else is on the waitlist for the workshop you are leaving, they will automatically be placed in the open seat. Deselect the workshop you are signed up for and select the new one ONLY if the new workshop has seats remaining.

I need to sign up for a site tour, where do I go?

Seats on the site tours are reserved on a first come basis through Sched. Go to and sign up after you register.