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Wednesday, April 18 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Plenary & Keynote LIMITED

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Maria Smith from Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Karen Heredia from the New Media Advocacy Project will introduce "Dividing Lines", a new video highlighting the impact of Internet access disparities in American communities.

Professor Crawford will speak on the role of public regulation in helping or hindering equitable access to information technology in the U.S.

Professor Crawford will then join a panel with digital inclusion practitioners  Bobby Coulter of Fresno Housing Authority and Elizabeth Lindsey of Byte Back. Moderated by Angela Siefer, the panel will discussion how communities are addressing these digital inequity disparities with and without government support.

Professor Crawford is a nationally recognized expert on Internet governance issues, broadband policy and city technology use who served as President Obama's Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Her recent books include Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance (with Stephen Goldsmith). She writes regularly for WIRED.

The plenary & keynote will be webcast LIVE by our partners at Digital Charlotte. You can view the live webcast at https://www.digitalinclusion.org/keynote2018/.

Moderators
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Angela Siefer

Executive Director, NDIA
Angela envisions a world in which all members of society have the skills and the resources to use the Internet for the betterment of themselves and their communities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, a unified voice for local t... Read More →

Speakers
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Bobby Coulter

Senior Manager ITS, Fresno Housing Authority
After nearly two decades of private sector IT experience, Bobby Coulter joined the Fresno Housing Authority in 2015. | | As a lifelong Fresno native-- raised on the same streets as Fresno Housing residents, Coulter understands first-hand the challenges in pursuing a career in t... Read More →
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Susan Crawford

John A. Reilly Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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Karen Heredia

New Media Advocacy Project
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Elizabeth Lindsey

Executive Director, Byte Back Inc
Elizabeth Lindsey is the Executive Director of Byte Back, a Washington, DC based nonprofit offering a free technology training pathway for unemployed adults. Byte Back is one of the only organizations in the country that helps adults with no or low tech skills move from beginner... Read More →
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Maria Smith

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School
Maria Smith is a Project Coordinator working with Professor Susan Crawford in Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic and leading the efforts of the Responsive Communities project within Berkman Klein. She is focused on the intersection of technology deployment and social and econom... Read More →