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Tuesday, April 17

9:00am CDT

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 Digital Inclusion Coalition Guidebook. The Guidebook includes 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.  

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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.
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Tianca Crocker

Assistant Professor, 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 create space for equitable economic growth through the digital economy.
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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 →

Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing - 2nd Floor, Room B

9:00am CDT

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.

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Greg Dunn

Partner, Ice Miller LLP
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, The Ohio... Read More →
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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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Kyle Kridler

Economic Development Administrator, City of Dublin, Ohio
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Dana McDaniel

City Manager, 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 relationships... Read More →

Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing - 2nd Floor, Room C

9:00am CDT

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.

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Barbara Jones

Affiliated Faculty of CDI, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Barbara M. Jones is an Affiliate of the School of Information, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.She was previously the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, at the American Library Association in Chicago.Before... Read More →
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Emily Knox

Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences,, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emily is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her book, Book Banning in 21st Century America, was published by Rowman & Littlefield and she also recently edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context, also... Read More →
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Colin Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Simmons University
Colin Rhinesmith is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Community Informatics Lab in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University.
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CM! Winters

Assistant Professor & Department Chairperson, City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College Library
:: CM! Winters is a Librarian and an Advisor for the Chicago Blockchain Project. She is a firm believer in the honest broker approach and a staunch advocate for innovative civic engagement projects, especially utilizing her subject expertise in blockchain technology, organized labor... Read More →
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Martin Wolske

Director, Center for Digital Inclusion, iSchool, UIUC
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 CDT
Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing - 2nd Floor, Room A

10:30am CDT

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!

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Veronica Creech

Chief Programs Officer, EveryoneOn
Veronica Creech joins EveryoneOn as its Chief Programs Officer, leveraging more than 15 years experience leading public and nonprofit social enterprise initiatives. Most recently, Veronica led global partnership outreach and engagement for First Book, where she oversaw sector, partnership... Read More →
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Norma Fernandez

CEO, EveryoneOn
Norma oversees EveryoneOn’s core programs--ConnectHomeUSA and the offer locator tool. She works closely with diverse partners, including HUD, public housing communities, nonprofits across the country, and ISPs to design and implement strategies that link unconnected and underconnected... Read More →

Tuesday April 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing - 2nd Floor, Room D

12:00pm CDT

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 efforts.  
The workshop will include:
  • a participant education piece, in which each panelist shares what they’d like the group to know about their field’s perspective on digital health literacy
  • a discussion of measures, strategic planning and common measures across research in various fields
  • descriptions 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.

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Kathy Harris

Director, Literacy, Language, & Technology Research group at Portland State University
Kathy Harris holds a PhD in Linguistics with a specialization in adult English language learning and teaching. She is the director of the Literacy, Language and Technology Research (LLTR) group at Portland State University in the Department of Applied Linguistics, where her current... Read More →

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Jill Castek

Associate Professor, University of Arizona
Jill Castek's research examines acquisition of digital literacies and digital problem solving. Jill's sessions at Net Inclusion 2019 will review current literature on digital inclusion and will examine partnerships between community based organizations, libraries, and adult education... Read More →
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Adam Perzynski

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology, MetroHealth and CWRU
Dr. Perzynski is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University. His research methods expertise ranges from focus groups and ethnography to psychometrics and structural equation modelling... Read More →
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Julie Reeder

Research Analyst, Oregon WIC program
Julie Reeder, Ph.D., MPH, CHES is the Senior Research Analyst with the State of Oregon WIC Program. In her 15 years in the position she has conducted multiple mixed methods studies that have explored the influence of peer counselors and changes to the WIC food packages on long term... Read More →
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Amy Sheon

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland & Cuyahoga Health Data Matters (hdm.livestories.com and healthdatamatters.org); public health innovation; Cleveland Medical Hackathon
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Cynthia Sieck

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Dr. Sieck has 20+ years conducting health services research. Her current work focuses on the interaction of health information technology and patient engagement. She will speak about the use o f HIT to engage patients in health care and the need for training to address diverse patient... Read More →

Tuesday April 17, 2018 12:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
HIMSS A, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA