Day 1: Wednesday, October 2

Advocating at the State Level

Benton's State Education Project is an initiative to build state-wide coalitions in three states, including Missouri. The coalition is working to advance digital equity and inclusion goals, engaging anchor institutions on state policy and program implementation.  

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Drew Garner

Director of Policy Engagement- Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

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Janie Dunning

State Director- USDA Rural Development

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Free Apartment Wi-Fi in Affordable and Public Housing

EducationSuperHighway and Urban Edge, a Boston-based community development corporation have partnered to install an apartment WiFi network in 880

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Tony Schloss

General Manager,
Apartment Wi-Fi- Education Superhighway

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Will Pfeffer

Civic Technologist- Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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A Model for Digital Inclusion Partnerships

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Ilana Lowery

Arizona Regional Director- Common Sense Media

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Erin Lorandos

Digital Equity Program Manager- Arizona Commerce Authority

A New Kind of Community Anchor: Maine's Connectivity Hubs

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Maggie Drummond-Bahl

Director Of Strategic Partnerships- Maine Connectivity Authority

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Connectivity Hub Partner

Providing A CIPA Compliant Filtering Solution To Promote And Simplify E-Rate Adoption

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Andrew Sherman

Library Technology Support Specialist- Nebraska Library Commission 

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Advancing Digital Equity in South Texas Communities

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Monica Gonzalez

Digital Equity Supervisor- Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

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Pratt Adventure & Beyond: Bridging the Digital Divide through a Public Library-Public University Partnership

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Uhjin Sim

Instructional Designer- University of Maryland

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Regina Paige
Training Manager, Enoch Pratt Free Library

Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant

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Doug Culler

Doug Culler, Director of IT-  Shenandoah County Public Schools

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Bryan Byrd

Gov't & Community Affairs Specialist- Shentel

Next Level Coalition-Building in Kansas City

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Tom Esselman

Executive Director- Digital Equity Program Office of Greater Kansas City

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Carrie Coogan

Deputy Director for Public Affairs and Community Engagement- Kansas City Public Library