Save The Date: Next Building For Digital Equity Event Set For Digital Inclusion Week

Building for Digital Equity

With Digital Inclusion Week (DIW) less than a month away, ILSR and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) are gearing up for the next Building for Digital Equity (#B4DE) event and encouraging digital equity practitioners to save the date.

The popular virtual gathering will be held Oct. 3 from 12 noon to 1:15 pm ET and will focus on the DIW-inspired theme: “Building Connected Communities: Sustaining Momentum.” The event is free and open for registration here.

Building on the success of our previous events, we are excited to present a fun and informative agenda that will cover:

  • On-going efforts to save the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and lessons-learned on boosting ACP enrollment
  • Outreach to covered populations
  • The power of ethical storytelling in digital inclusion work
  • How telehealth can be a key driver of broadband adoption
  • The nexus between infrastructure and digital equity
Joshua Edmonds headshot

The keynote speaker for the event will be Joshua Edmonds, CEO of Digital C, the Cleveland-based nonprofit technology social enterprise. Edmonds will focus on the link between building appropriately-motivated physical networks and how infrastructure and digital equity work go hand-in-hand.

Like past B4DE events, the October live stream will once again be sponsored by UTOPIA Fiber and co-hosted by NDIA’s Pamela Rosales and ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative Director Christopher Mitchell.

Register here so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn, connect, and make a difference as digital equity advocates across the nation are leveraging an historic investment in the expansion of broadband access and adoption.

The livestream will be available (and later archived) on Facebook, YouTube, X (Twitter), and LinkedIn, with live viewer questions answered by the invited speakers and presenters. We recommend viewing it on YouTube where the live chat will be most lively. Other questions can be submitted using the #B4DE hashtag on X (Twitter).