Summit Agenda 2016

The majority of the Net Inclusion is at the Kansas City Publicly Library. The events held elsewhere are noted in the agenda.

Session details and supporting materials are available on the Net Inclusion wiki

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:30-8:30PM    Digital Inclusion Happy Hour with Gigabit City Summit attendees. (Please RSVP) 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
8:30    Registration Open
8:30-11:30    Digital Inclusion KC Bus Tours. (Please reserve a seat)
9:00-11:30    Pre-Conference Workshop: Outcomes-based Evaluation for Digital Inclusion Organizations
12:00    Lunch – Kirk Hall
12:30-12:50    Welcome from Laura Breeden, Chair of NDIA, Crosby Kemper, Executive Director of KCPL and Sly James, Mayor of City of Kansas City
12:50-1:00    Announcement – Mobile Beacon Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit
1:00-1:30    Charles Benton Digital Equity Champion, to be presented by Adrianne Furniss, Executive Director of Benton Foundation
1:30-2:00    Keynote – Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
2:15 – 3:15    Early afternoon break-out sessions

3:30-4:30    Late afternoon break out sessions

5:30-7:30    Networking Reception Hosted and Sponsored by Google Fiber – 908 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City MO

Thursday May 19
8:00    Registration Open
8:30-10:30    Breakfast & NDIA Affiliate Policy Priorities – Kirk Hall
10:45-11:45    Morning break out sessions

11:45    Lunch – Kirk Hall
12:00-1:20    Lightning Round 
1:30-1:45    Comments from Karima Zedan, Program Director, Comcast Internet Essentials
1:45-3:15    Federal Digital Equity Resources

  • “The White House’s Efforts to Increase Digital Inclusion” – September Hargove, White House Fellow, National Economic Council 
  • “Updates from NTIA’s Broadband USA program and the Broadband Opportunity Council” – Karen Hanson, National Telecommunications & Information Administration
  • “Financial Institution Investment in Digital Inclusion Under the Community Reinvestment Act” – Jordana Barton, Senior Advisor in Community Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

3:15   Close

Break-out Sessions