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Tuesday, April 17
 

9:00am

Building Broadband Policy By and For Digital Inclusion Practitioners
Limited Capacity seats available

For too long broadband policy has missed the needs of digital inclusion practitioners.  Often policymakers don't include digital inclusion in their broadband policies which results in plans and resources that don't reach the work of digital inclusion practitioners.  Instead of relying on policymakers to develop policies focused on digital inclusion we will have to develop and advocate for ourselves.  This pre-conference workshop will begin by providing an overview of how policymakers operate at the local, state and federal level, discuss how digital inclusion practitioners can best advocate for their community and then close by developing a set of recommendations for inclusion in a report to policy makers.
 
Join this Pre-Conference Workshop lo learn how broadband policy comes to life, how we can engage to make it work for digital inclusion practitioners, and develop recommendations for a report to policymakers at local, state and federal levels.

Speakers
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Amina Fazlullah

Mozilla Foundation


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Building Digital Inclusion Coalitions
Limited Capacity seats available

The increasing realization that digital inequities restrict a community’s efforts to reach their goals has led to a striking number of communities creating community-wide digital inclusion coalitions. Up to this point, the efforts have largely been local with a minimum of national involvement. Interest in digital inclusion coalitions is spreading through networks of libraries, schools and nonprofits but there are many cities where these organizations either don't have the influence and experience needed to drive civic coalitions, or may themselves need grassroots community support and "demand" to stick their necks out with political leaders.
The activities in this workshop will be based upon NDIA’s Community-Wide Digital Inclusion Coalitions Guidebook (currently in development). The Guidebook will include strategies for developing and maintaining community-wide digital inclusion coalitions, common challenges, decision making structures and essential coalition members. The workshop activities will be structured to support building coalitions at all points in their development, from first steps to advanced strategies.  

Speakers
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Bill Callahan

Research and Policy Coordinaror, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Wearing two hats... policy and research staff for NDIA, plus director of Connect Your Community in Cleveland, OH. Working on community initiatives for digital inclusion in Cleveland since 1996.
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Tianca Crocker

Fellow, NDIA
Digital inclusion coalitions, programming, program evaluation, and microeconomic outcomes research.
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Angela Siefer

Executive Director, NDIA


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Creating Intelligent Communities: Local Government Strategies in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Institute in partnership with Ice Miller LLP will present on the efforts currently underway in Ohio to build Intelligent Communities and ultimately an Intelligent Ohio.

Community Strategies in Action – Dana McDaniel, Kyle Kridler and Roberto Gallardo
What is an Intelligent Community and how does my city become one?  This portion of the workshop, presented by the ICF Institute, will take a closer look at the Intelligent Community movement and three important indicators of community success:
  • Broadband
  • Knowledge Workforce
  • Digital Equality
Following the overview, attendees will have the opportunity to take a closer look at their own communities through facilitated small group discussions focusing on each of these three key indicators.  Attendees will leave with a better understanding of best practices in each area and ideas of how they can lead change in their city.  

Progress at the Statehouse  – Lindsay Miller, Ice Miller
Ice Miller will provide an overview regarding recent actions in the Ohio General Assembly related to broadband, as well as local initiatives. This discussion will include an overview of Ohio Revised Code section 4939 and its impact on small cell regulation and local control in Ohio. This session will also address two bills (H.B. 281 and H.B. 378) that, if passed, would provide funding for broadband expansion throughout the state, as well as any new legislative initiatives that develop in the months leading up to the workshop.

Speakers
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Greg Dunn

Ice Miller
Greg Dunn has represented telecommunication clients for more than 33 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients. | | Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues. His clients include municipalities... Read More →
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Roberto Gallardo

Purdue University
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Kyle Kridler

ICF Institute & City of Dublin
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Dana McDaniel

ICF Institute & City of Dublin
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Lindsay Miller

Associate, Ice Miller
Lindsay Miller is an attorney with the Public Affairs and Government Law Group. With nearly ten years of experience in technology initiatives, Lindsay has a reputation in the broadband and technology arena of being a strong advocate with a successful track record in building rela... Read More →


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:00am

New Ways of Thinking About Digital Equity
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop invites discussion on new ways of thinking about digital equity in response to presentations by three research teams who are analyzing key aspects of digital equity: information access, information poverty, and a feminist ethics of care. Participants will learn about a variety of methodological approaches being applied to urgent needs for information equity across the United States. Workshop attendees will contribute to shaping future investigations through interactions with the panelists. The research teams aim to disseminate their findings to a broad audience, so presentations will be lively and informal.

Speakers
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Barbara Jones

Affiliated Faculty of CDI, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Emily Knox

Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences,, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Colin Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Colin Rhinesmith is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. He is also a faculty research fellow with the Benton Foundation and a faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
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CM Winters

Assistant Professor, City Colleges of Chicago (Malcolm X College)
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Martin Wolske

Interim Director, Center for Digital Inclusion, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Martin came to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 1995 to serve as the first full-time systems administrator for Prairienet Community Network, where we looked at ways to bring this relatively new thing called the Internet to the community to foster stronger... Read More →


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Real Time Community Broadband Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

Axiom guides communities defining local broadband needs and goals while encouraging adoption of identified best practices. Plans include an inventory of existing broadband infrastructure assets and a gap analysis defining the additional broadband infrastructure necessary to meet identified needs and goals.

The final community broadband plan includes one or more potential network designs, cost estimates, operating models and potential business models based on input from broadband providers operating within the municipality, municipalities or region and any other parties that submit a network design solution in the course of developing the plan.  An assessment of all municipal procedures, policies, rules and ordinances that have an effect on the cost of broadband infrastructure deployment are part of the process.

Of equal importance, the plans include Digital Inclusion, Affordable Broadband, Affordable Equipment, Digital Literacy Training and Public Computer Access. Projects identify local libraries as important resources for the community as many offer public computer access as well as excellent locations to offer digital literacy training. 

Speakers
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Susan Corbett

CEO, Axiom Technologies
Axiom is a last-mile broadband provider and a digital inclusion expert located in rural Maine. In September 2017, under the direction of our non-profit, the Axiom Education & Training Center, we launched the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC). NDEC provides communities the exp... Read More →


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Share and Network: EveryoneOn Digital Equity Champions & Enrollment Partners
Limited Capacity seats available

EveryoneOn invites its Digital Equity Champions (DECs), Enrollment Partners (EPs), and those interested in joining the movement to create social and economic opportunity by connecting people to internet, to an informative and fun session to gain useful tools, resources, and initiatives that organizations can leverage to advance digital inclusion. Join us and meet other rockstars in this space!

Speakers
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Veronica Creech

Chief Programs Officer, EveryoneOn
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Norma Fernandez

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, EveryoneOn


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Using Virtual Reality (VR) to Engage Youth, Seniors & Community Storytellers
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtual Reality (VR, AR & 360 Video) is unlike any other communications tool, using the first-person perspective of games, narrative storytelling, and immersive 3D visuals to place the viewer inside of the experience, resulting in experiential learning, empathy, and increased understanding of self and others. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how VR goes beyond traditional films, journalism and games to transcend actual reality and to help us experience stories, places, and people in a new way.

With the price of VR headsets decreasing, more access to demos and community storytelling in VR is now possible. Learn the basics of VR; how to engage your community in fun, educational demos; provide accessibility to equipment, tools, and training, and try new experiences now available in VR. Using project-based learning, this workshop will help participants understand how to use VR/AR/360 as a communications tool for storytelling and immersive journalism.

Attendees will have an opportunity to demo customized VR experiences such as on global air pollution the Public VR Lab created for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), robot dog walking and other age-appropriate games, and demo a 360 science discovery journalism project created in partnership with the Lab and the Boston Globe.

Speakers
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Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG)
As the executive director of community media incubator Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) Kathy is a practical implementer of projections, projects and perceptions, and is BIG’s “imagineer,” navigating and planning its future in a changing media landscape. | | Kathy co-f... Read More →


Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Digital Inclusion and Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Note: This pre-conference program takes place in the afternoon. Attendees are invited to join us for lunch beginning at 12pm, but the workshop itself will not begin until 1:30pm.
This face-to-face and virtual workshop will provide researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to learn about the work being done in the field of digital health literacy with the goal of extending the impact of everyone’s work.  
The workshop will include:
  • a participant education piece, in which each person talks a little bit about what they’d like the group to know about their field’s perspective on digital health literacy
  • a discussion of measures being used and strategic planning to use and share common measures across research in various fields
  • description of successful models for community partnerships
Participants will learn about work going on in digital inclusion and health across multiple disciplines and share their own work in an ongoing effort to expand impact in the field of digital health literacy. 

Speakers
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Kathy Harris

Director, Learner Web; Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group, Portland State University


Tuesday April 17, 2018 12:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

2:00pm

Local Digital Inclusion Site Tour 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center: ASC3

Tuesday April 17, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Local Digital Inclusion Site Tour 3
Limited Capacity seats available


Tuesday April 17, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Reception
Sponsored by Mobile Beacon and PCs for People!

Tuesday April 17, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, April 18
 

8:00am

Registration
Registration & Badge Pickup

Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Global Center for Health Innovation - Lobby 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:00am

Welcome
Speakers
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Laura Breeden

Chair, Board of Directors, NDIA


Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:45am

Lightning Round 1
Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Creating and managing digital inclusion partnerships
Community digital inclusion partnerships take different forms but face similar goals and challenges. Panelists will share lessons and best practices.

Moderators
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Luke Swarthout

New York Public Library
Director of Adult Education Services, New York Public Library

Speakers
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Cassie Bair

Chief Business Development Executive, Mobile Citizen
Cassie is the managing director of Voqal’s Mobile Citizen initiative, which aims to bridge the digital divide with affordable mobile broadband technology. Mobile Citizen works with nonprofits, educational institutions and social welfare agencies to advance social equity throug... Read More →
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Allister Chang

Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders
Allister Chang is the Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders (LWB). In the US, LWB is currently working to transform all 30,000+ laundromats in the US into spaces where families may connect & learn while they wait for their laundry to wash & dry. Internationally (in over... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Digital inclusion and Health: Why it matters and what can be done
This panel will make the case for consideration of digital skills and access as social determinants of health.  Panelists will examine different approaches to identifying and addressing digital inclusion gaps in health care and community settings. The needs of rural and urban WIC participants will be highlighted, and examples will be presented of adult literacy organization partnerships and of a comprehensive health-system wide effort to engage both hospitalized and clinic patients in digital health technology.

Moderators
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amy sheon

Exec Dir, Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University
How a digital inclusion approach can help health care systems increase patient engagement, address social determinants of health, reduce health disparities and improve population health.

Speakers
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Maria Brancazio

The Ohio State University
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Jill Castek

University of Arizona
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Julie Reeder

Oregon WIC program


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS C, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Digital inclusion data: The big picture and how it's changing
Expert updates on key household digital access and literacy statistics from the Census, Pew, and other national, state and regional sources

Moderators
Speakers
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Monica Anderson

Pew Research Center
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Rafi M. Goldberg

Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Adie Tomer

Brookings Institution


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS Welcome Center, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Digital inclusion for the differently abled
Providing assistance to the differently abled requires knowledge of accessibility hardware and software in addition to training strategies. What resources are available to support increasing digital acess and skills of the differently abled?

Speakers
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Melissa Helquist

Salt Lake City Community College


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS B, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Framing your digital inclusion pitch/proposals
How do you make your work exciting to funders and potential partners? This panel will focus on making the digital inclusion message understandable and compelling.

Speakers
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Dan Noyes

Co-Executive Director, TechGoesHome
Dan has been involved with TGH since 2002 and on staff since the summer of 2010. After spending several years as a Legislative Aide to a U.S. Congressman in Washington, DC, he returned to Boston as the Technology Director at Fenway High School. In 2006, he was hired by the Lill... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Local government digital equity plans
Municipal governments are in the forefront of local, collaborative digital access and equity planning. Local leaders will talk about the value of planning, the nuts and bolts of making a plan, and the outcomes of their planning efforts.

Moderators
Speakers
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Rebecca Gibbons

Broadband & Digital Equity Program Coordinator, City of Portland Office for Community Technology
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John Speirs

Digital Inclusion Program Mngr, City of Austin- Telecommunications & Regultory Affairs Dept


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

State level funding for broadband adoption and digital literacy
Some state governments like California's are active funders of community broadband access and adoption efforts. This panel will look at exemplary initiatives, and at ways to promote similar investments elewhere.

Moderators
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Amy Huffman

State of NC

Speakers
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Susan Walters

Senior Vice President, California Emerging Technology Fund


Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

12:15pm

Presentation of Digital Equity Champion Award
Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

12:45pm

Lightning Round 2
Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

Digital justice including digital redlining
Disadvantaged communities are being systematically excluded from information communication tools. What data proves this exclusion and how can we fight it?

Moderators
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Evelyn Burnett

Vice President, Economic Opportunity, Cleve Neighborhood Progress

Speakers
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Bill Callahan

Research and Policy Coordinaror, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Wearing two hats... policy and research staff for NDIA, plus director of Connect Your Community in Cleveland, OH. Working on community initiatives for digital inclusion in Cleveland since 1996.
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Bryan Mercer

Media Mobilizing Project
Media Mobilizing Project


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS B, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

Digital literacy training materials and assessments
Moderated roundtable discussion for practitoners sharing innovative tools for digital literacy training and student assessment.

Moderators
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Matthew Kopel

Program Manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Speakers
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Barry Glicklich

President, Partners Bridging the Digital Divide
Barry Glicklich is the founder of Partners Bridging the Digital Divide. After working 30+ years as an engineer and volunteering five years teaching computer classes at the People's Resource Center, Barry is dedicated to helping digital inclusion agencies share knowledge and learn... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS Welcome Center, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

FCC Policies: net neutrality, lifeline, mandated low-cost offers
Of all the federal agencies, currently, the Federal Communications Commission is the agency that most impacts local digital inclusion efforts. Panelists who interact with the FCC with discuss issues in front of the FCC that could impact broadband adoption in the U.S. and change available digital inclusion resources.

Moderators
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Amina Fazlullah

Mozilla Foundation

Speakers
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Chris Lewis

Public Knowledge
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Carmen Scurato

Vice President, Policy & General Counsel, National Hispanic Media Coalition
Carmen Scurato leads the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s policy and government affairs office in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for developing policy and legal strategies that encourage open and affordable communications, innovation, competition, and diversity. Carmen... Read More →
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Matt Wood

Policy Director, Free Press


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

Foundations as local digital inclusion partners
Local foundations are increasingly playing leadership roles in local digital inclusion efforts. What lessons can be learned from communities with strong foundation support?

Objectives of this session:
  1. Understand the lay-of-the-land of the foundation field, types of philanthropies, and trends in funding of digital inclusion efforts;
  2. Provide tips to digital inclusion programs to help them build strategic relationships with their local funders;
  3. Coach digital inclusion programs on how to demonstrate their impact/value in language a funder would understand.

Moderators
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Karen Hanson

Manager, Partnerships and Interagency Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Promoting broadband initiatives, including infrastructure investments and broadband adoption/digital literacy projects.

Speakers
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Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & CIO, The Cleveland Foundation


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

Making the most of low-cost home internet offers
Addressing the affordability barrier of a home internet subscription, low-cost offers from Internet service providers are a valuable resource. What should practitioners know about the realities of the eligibility requirements, signing up, how long the low-cost offers will be available and what support is available with each offer?

Speakers
EB

Ed Blayney

Louisville Metro
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Alyssa Kenney

Executive Director, DANEnet


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS C, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

Overcoming Barriers to Health Information Technology Adoption
This panel will consider different approaches to engaging underserved patients with health information technology. Three case studies will be reviewed in depth:  Use of community health workers and partnerships with local digital inclusion advocates in Cleveland, OH; working in community health facilities in San Francisco, CA, and training hospitalized patients in Columbus, OH.

Moderators
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Cynthia Sieck

The Ohio State University

Speakers
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Anupama Cemballi

University of CA, Santa Barbara
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Ann Scheck McAlearney

The Ohio State University
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Adam Perzynski

Case Western Reserve University


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:45pm

“I can't afford a computer”: Acquiring affordable devices for people who need them
Affordable deviices are a key element of digital inclusion strategy in most communities. Panelists discuss solutions including local and national refurbisher partnerships and other options.

Moderators
Speakers
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Seth Hubbert

Executive Director, Tech Exchange
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Pat Millen

President/Co-Founder, E2D


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

3:15pm

6:00pm

Reception
Wednesday April 18, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, April 19
 

8:00am

Registration
Registration & Badge Pickup

Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Global Center for Health Innovation - Lobby 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:45am

Lightning Round 3
Thursday April 19, 2018 9:45am - 10:15am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Community data strategies: Quantifying local digital inclusion patterns and program results
Initiatives that use existing data resources, as well as new survey research, to document local digital divides and digital inclusion program impacts for community practitioners and policymakers.

Moderators
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Bill Callahan

Research and Policy Coordinaror, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Wearing two hats... policy and research staff for NDIA, plus director of Connect Your Community in Cleveland, OH. Working on community initiatives for digital inclusion in Cleveland since 1996.

Speakers
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Roberto Gallardo

Purdue University
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Katherine Messier

Managing Director, Mobile Beacon
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Bibi Reisdorf

Assistant Professor, Quello Center
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Samantha Schartman

Chief Executive Officer, Connected Insights
Tell me about your data! I love helping nonprofits and funders to strategically use data and program metrics to prove and communicate impact and tell their story. | | But that's not where it should stop! I'm interested in discussing how coalitional data strategies can drive loc... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Computer Refurbishing 101
Are you considering a new computer refurbishing initiative to provide affordable devices in your community? Find out what's involved from experienced refurbishers.

Moderators
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Bud Rizer

Cristina Foundation

Speakers
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Oleg Nepliouev

Head Technician, Triangle Ecycling


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS C, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Digital inclusion funding through public investment
Discussion of local government funding mechanisms for digital inclusion, including small cell fees, cable franchise agreements and public fiber builds.

Moderators
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Emy Tseng

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Speakers
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Chance Hunt

Broadband and Community Technology Manager, City of Seattle


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS B, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Digital literacy training strategies and models
Moderated roundtable discussion of the variety of approaches to digital literacy training and management: including use of volunteers, class structures, certifications, use of online tools, curriculum, etc.

Moderators
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Rebecca Ranallo

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Speakers
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Andrew Farrelly

Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Rising Tide Capital
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Qumisha Goss

Detroit Public Library
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Theodora Hanna

Co-Executive Director, Tech Goes Home
Theo joined Tech Goes Home in 2012 as a New Sector AmeriCorps Fellow to develop the TGH Small Business program and design and implement a social media strategy. Before coming to Boston, she worked in communications at Ashoka's global headquarters in the DC area. She earned a BA i... Read More →
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Brandy McNeil

Associate Director of Technology Training Program, New York Public Library


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS Welcome Center, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Diversifying your fundraising: Relationships, planning, grants, grassroots
Nonprofit digital inclusion programs, large or small, need a variety of funding strategies to survive and thrive. Successful program managers share their best practices and ideas for building support from funding institutions as well as the communities they serve.

Speakers
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Susan Corbett

CEO, Axiom Technologies
Axiom is a last-mile broadband provider and a digital inclusion expert located in rural Maine. In September 2017, under the direction of our non-profit, the Axiom Education & Training Center, we launched the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC). NDEC provides communities the exp... Read More →
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Wanda Davis

Executive Director, Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center
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Kami Griffiths

Executive Director, Community Technology Network
Kami Griffiths is currently the co-founder and Executive Director of Community Technology Network, a nonprofit that advocates for digital inclusion by providing technology training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Financial institution support for digital inclusion programs via the Community Reinvestment Act
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) encourages banks to meet the credit needs of the communities they are licensed to serve. Digital inclusion support by financial institutions has been identified as CRA eligible. Regulations of CRA includes the following:
  • Broadband is included as a form of infrastructure investment. It is an essential community service.  
  • Under the CRA service test, banks should show evidence that their “alternative delivery systems” using online banking and financial technology are being adopted and are effective in providing services to low to moderate income individuals. 
  • Workforce development and small business development was already included. The regulation recently added workforce development/job training examples and technical assistance for businesses in the use of technology. 


Speakers
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Jeanne Milliken Bonds

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

10:30am

Smart cities and digital inclusion
Municipal digital inclusion efforts are often part of larger "smart city" initiatives. Learn how open data, civic tech, and internet of things efforts can and do include the whole community.

Moderators
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Catherine Crago

Housing Authority of the City of Austin

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Community-wide digital inclusion coalitions
Cities, libraries, housing authorites and others are leading community-wide digital inclusion coalitons across the country. Panelists will discuss common challenges, decision making structures, essential coalition members, and advocacy from first steps to advanced efforts.

Moderators
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Tianca Crocker

Fellow, NDIA
Digital inclusion coalitions, programming, program evaluation, and microeconomic outcomes research.

Speakers
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Bruce Clark

Digital Charlotte
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Carrie Coogan

Deputy Director, Kansas City Public Library
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Munirih Jester

San Antonio Housing Authority


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIMSS Welcome Center, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Digital inclusion funding through workforce development (including certifications)
People seeking employment are a big part of the constituency served by many local digital initiatives. This session will focus on programs that integrate digital skills training with employment programs, including certification training, and look at Workforce Investment funding and other support opportunies in the workforce sytem.

Speakers
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Tom Esselman

CEO, Connecting for Good
Urban core family stabilization | Workforce development resources | Music | Food | Golf
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Stu Johnson

Vice President, Connected Nation
Connected Nation believes that states, communities, families, and individuals can realize great economic and social advantages when we accelerate broadband availability in underserved areas and increase broadband use in all areas, rural and urban, alike. | Stu Johnson serves as V... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Digital inclusion in public housing
Local housing authorities continue to drive digital inclusion strategies in many communities. Panelisrs will discuss their experiences and future plans with ConnectHome and related initiatives.

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Juleian Curtis

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
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Tony Frank

Digital Inclusion Director, Denver Housing Authority
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Patricia Steward

Chicago Housing Authority
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Vicky Yuki

City of Seattle


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room AB, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Digital inclusion rural and tribal strategies
Digital inclusion programs in rural and tribal communities with limited broadband access face special challenges in their efforts to increase digital literacy and adoption. This session will explore successful strategies and partnerships.

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Lev Gonick

Arizona State University

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Nicole Umayam

Technology Outreach Specialist, Arizona State Library
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, where I've been involved in projects such as wi-fi hotspot and laptop lending, broadband 101 training for rural tribal libraries, and digital inclusion strategic... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIMSS C, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Low-cost home internet solutions within larger infrastructure initiatives
From municipal fiber to rural broadband, communities, providers and policy makers are focused on infrastructure investments. How do digital inclusion advocates ensure that those investments create affordable access for households?

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Chris Mitchell

Institute for Local Self Reliance

Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIMSS Tech Showcase, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

New infrastructure solutions for affordable home broadband
Panelists will share opportunities and models for communities to deploy affordable home access, using rising technologies like millimeter wave, TVWS and small cell.

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Bobby Coulter

Senior Manager IT & IS, Fresno Housing Authority
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Liz Lazar

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Diana Nucera

Director, The Detroit Community Technology Project
Diana has expertise in engaging multi-generational, diverse communities in exploring innovative technology solutions. In 2014 Diana founded the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP), a sponsored project of AMP. Her work focuses on developing popular education materials that... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room C, 2nd Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

1:00pm

Partnerships with Internet Service Providers
Internet Service Providers are an essential partner in digital inclusion efforts. In addition to low-cost offers, how are digital inclusion programs partnering with ISPs on internet service sign up events, digital literacy trainings and outreach?

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Cari DelMariani

Director of Programs, Kramden Institute

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Thursday April 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HIMSS B, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA