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Wednesday, April 18
 

9:00am

Welcome
Moderators
avatar for Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
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 technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Laura Breeden

Laura Breeden

Chair, Board of Directors, NDIA
So excited about our third annual conference! I've been helping the Internet work for all of us since the 80s, and NDIA is leading the way into the third decade of the 2000s. How did THAT happen!? See you in Cleveland!
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Frank Jackson

Mayor, City of Cleveland
On Jan. 2, 2018, Mayor Frank G. Jackson took the oath of office for his historic fourth term – which will make him the City of Cleveland’s longest serving Mayor. During his time in office, Mayor Jackson has been an advocate for building equity and opportunity for all Clevelanders... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:20am

Presentation of Digital Equity Champion Award
Wednesday April 18, 2018 9:20am - 9:45am
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

9:45am

Lightning Round 1: Emerging Tactics and New Directions
Speakers
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Clayton Banks

CEO, Silicon Harlem
avatar for Kathy Bisbee

Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director/Founder, Brookline Interactive Group/Public VR Lab
Kathy Bisbee is the executive director of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG), a community media arts center, and the co-founder/director of the Public VR Lab, where she and her team are building an empowered Community XR movement and new field that values accessibility, digital inclusion... Read More →
avatar for Allister Chang

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 →
avatar for Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
I'm a researcher interested in collaborations with non-profits to better understand solutions to digital inequalities. I'm particularly interested in intermittent digital breakdown or disconnection and repair.
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Seth Pinckney

Co-Founder, Hack Cleveland
Seth Pinckney is a seasoned technologist with a wide array of skills. With 15+ years of experience in digital and advocacy, he has planned, executed, and managed dozens of projects for organizations large national nonprofits, private corporate entities, government agencies, and small... Read More →
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Samantha Schartman

CEO, Connected Insights
Samantha Schartman-Cycyk is the Executive Director of Connected Insights, a Cleveland-based national-facing nonprofit dedicated to helping organizations to strategically use data to better manage and measure their programs and impact. She is also the lead designer of the newly-released... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Umayam

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, and have since 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 →



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

12:15pm

About NDIA
Speakers
CB

Clayton Banks

CEO, Silicon Harlem
avatar for Bill Callahan

Bill Callahan

Research and Policy Director, NDIA
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.
avatar for Tianca Crocker

Tianca Crocker

Asst Professor | Fellow, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hi! I'm a researcher, advocate, and educator focused on understanding the impact of digital inclusion on economically disadvantaged populations and how we can work together to implement change. Let's talk about these interests, your ideas, or Charlotte music.
avatar for Shauna Edson

Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s... Read More →
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Amina Fazlullah

Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
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Roberto Gallardo

Assistant Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development
Roberto Gallardo is Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. He holds an electronics engineering undergraduate degree, a master's in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration... Read More →
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David Keyes

Digital Equity Manager, City of Seattle Information Technology
David Keyes works at the intersection of information and communications technologies, race and social justice, and community capacity building. As manager of the City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative he oversees strategic planning, policy and program evaluation. He was the... Read More →
avatar for Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
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 technology... Read More →
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Sandy Tharp-Thee

Sandy Tharp-Thee, was a former member of the 2017 Digital Inclusion Pilot Project in Oklahoma serving under served and rural communities. She is a 2017 Library Mover and Shaker. 2013 Whitehouse Champion of Change for libraries and museums, 2013 Oklahoma Ruth Brown Award for Social... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Umayam

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, and have since 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 →


Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:15pm - 12:55pm
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

12:55pm

Lightning Round 2: Access and Adoption
Speakers
CG

Cristina Graham

Program Officer, Mobile Beacon
avatar for Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey

Executive Director, Byte Back
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 to... Read More →
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Madeline Tate

Director of Partnerships and Programming, PCs for People
Madeline Tate is the Director of Partnerships and Programming at PCs for People. She is responsible for maintaining business and nonprofit partnerships across the US, including the scheduling of electronics recycling pickups with all business partners. Madeline has worked with PCs... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Umayam

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, and have since 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 →
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Kelsey Webb

Marketing Communications Specialist, Mobile Citizen
Recent Mobile Citizen Marketing Communications Specialist hire, looking to further brand awareness initiatives on digital inclusion.



Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:55pm - 1:15pm
Global Center Grand Ballroom 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA

3:15pm

Plenary & Keynote
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer

Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
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 technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Coulter

Bobby Coulter

Senior Manager, Information Technology & Systems, 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 technology... Read More →
avatar for Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford

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

Karen Heredia

New Media Advocacy Project
avatar for Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey

Executive Director, Byte Back
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 to... Read More →
avatar for Maria Smith

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 economic... Read More →



 
Thursday, April 19
 

9:45am

Lightning Round 3: Digital Literacies
Speakers
avatar for Steve Black

Steve Black

Founder, Techboomers.com
Steve Black is a serial entrepreneur who came up with the idea for Techboomers while looking for an entrepreneurial opportunity that brought purpose into his life. One day, while helping his parents learn how to use Facebook, he realized there were no reliable websites that have quality... Read More →
avatar for Alyssa Kenney

Alyssa Kenney

Executive Director, DANEnet
Alyssa started her digital equity career in 1999 building community technology centers and teaching digital literacy classes. She pivoted away from technology and spent fifteen years of leading and managing two thriving community centers. In 2014, she returned to digital equity work... Read More →
avatar for Shaletha Mitchell

Shaletha Mitchell

Board President, ASC3
Shaletha Mitchell, a Cleveland native, is an intense advocate for youth academic development, and is a passionate promoter of digital literacy and inclusion.  Shaletha currently serves as the Center Director for the Cleveland-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

Founder, Principal Training Consultant, Kixal Training
Crystal is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for instructional design, training, and technology. As founder of Kixal, she provides innovative, transformative training for libraries on a wide range of topics. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Umayam

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Archivist & linguist turned librarian. I got in the digital inclusion game as part of NDIA's Digital Inclusion Corps, and have since 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 →
avatar for Stacey Wedlake

Stacey Wedlake

Research Analyst and Coordinator, University of Washington Information School
Stacey is a research analyst and coordinator with the Technology & Social Change Group. Her research interests include understanding the affordances and limitations of using different types of devices to interact with the Internet and what technology skills and access people need... Read More →



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