Digital Inclusion Summit
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Blandin Foundation is providing sponsorship of an interactive webcast of the event for participants in outstate Minnesota.
Everyone is welcome – at the Theatre and on-line!
Join the Federal Communications Commission and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for an overview of the recommendations in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan meant to ensure that all Americans are included in the broadband era.
As the FCC prepares to deliver the Plan to Congress on March 17, 2010, hear perspectives from Chairman Genachowski, members of Congress, Knight Foundation President & CEO Alberto Ibargüen and people from across the country that have benefited from broadband. Help create solutions that drive broadband adoption for all Americans.
Live at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC
Videocast at the FCC Commission Room, 445 12th SW, Washington DC
Webcast at Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre, 2100 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN
Please register for the event at: digisummitstpaul.org
The digital age is creating an information and communications renaissance. But, due to limited access to affordable broadband and a widening gap in adequate digital literacy training and adoption, it is not serving all Americans and their local communities equally. The economic downturn of 2008 added urgency to all this concern. The needs are great. The time has come for new and aggressive action to dramatically improve the individual and community opportunities available in Minnesota and across America. How we react, individually and collectively, to this shortfall will affect the quality of our lives and the very nature of our communities. It is time to re-examine our roles as citizens in the digital age. We have a unique opportunity to leverage innovation and effective collaboration to expand broadband availability and adoption now. Creating informed communities is a task for everyone.
America's Digital Inclusion Summit
Working Together To Expand Opportunity
Through Universal Broadband Access
Tuesday, March 9th at the Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM CST
FCC Webcast of National Broadband Plan Recommendations
Also on-line at: http://reboot.fcc.gov/live/
Questions can be submitted to the Newseum via Twitter #BBPlan
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Audience and Panel Community Conversation
Rick King, Chair, Governor’s Ultra High Speed Broadband Task Force
Catherine Settanni, Founder, DigitalAccess.org
Sam Levy, Vice President and CIO, University of St. Thomas
Susan Nemitz, Director, Ramsey County Library
Mike Reszler, Director, Digital Media, Minnesota Public Radio|American Public Media
Craig Taylor, Director of the Office for Business and Community Economic Development, University of Minnesota
Also on-line at: http://shows.implex.tv/Qwikcast/router.aspx?WebcastID=3405
Questions can be submitted to the Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre using the Webcast tools