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

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Professor Crawford will speak on the role of public regulation in helping or hindering equitable access to information technology in the U.S. Along with colleagues Maria Smith from Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and Karen Heredia from the New Media Advocacy Project, Professor Crawford will introduce "Dividing Lines", a new video highlighting the impact of Internet access disparities in three American communities; and she will sit down with Bobby Coulter of Fresno Housing Authority and Elizabeth Lindsey of Byte Back. They are two of NDIA's local digital inclusion leaders to discuss how communities are addressing these disparities, in the absence of Federal oversight and 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.

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Bobby Coulter

Senior Manager IT & IS, 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 te... Read More →
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Susan Crawford

John A. Reilly Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

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 →

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