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2009 Pacific Northwest Digital Inclusion Summit

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

2009 Pacific Northwest Digital Inclusion Summit

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Keynote : Digital Inclusion in Troubled Times
Rey Ramsey, CEO of One Economy Corp.

• A moderated forum that will explore the issues of technology and the economy, to include an influential member of the education, workforce, technology, youth, international, philanthropic, and non-profit communities.

• Innovative Technology Community awards presentation.

• An in-depth look at the political initiatives in Washington  around technology and broadband access,  and action oriented guidance on what you can do to change and influence policy.

• Participants choice of two workshops.


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Workshop Descriptions:

Succeeding With Digital Inclusion in Rural Communities:

Hosted By: Sonja Murray, Betty Buckely, CCN Karen Manuel

While technology today is more readily available in urban communities, rural communities still face many barriers to entry, including basic access.  This workshop discusses the unique digital challenges facing rural communities today and how you can begin to bring your community into the 21st century.  Who are your community stakeholders?  What projects will create the biggest impact for the smallest investment?  How do you form the right partnerships for success? Best practices are discussed. 

Digital Inclusion at the Policy Level:  Federal and Local Legislative Action:

Hosted By: Howie, One Economy ,Clyde, Dave Betty

With the change in administration, we stand at a prime place in time to insight change in our local government. This workshop will focus on legislative goals and state initiatives in Washington surrounding equity in broadband access throughout the state.  At this workshop you will find out what local policy makers have slated for Washington, and how you can get involved. 

Creating Lasting Community Impact Through Youth Programming:

Hosted By: Nicole Turner Lee, Chris Tugwell Metrocenter YMCA, Leila Kitaeff Reel Grrls

 In today’s world, youth are becoming more and more familiar with technology. As a community, our goal is to guide and foster that knowledge into real world application and trade. This workshop will explore the options for youth in relation to technology and media. We will explore methods of teaching and engaging youth with technology, emerging occupations within technology, and creative youth media. 

  Web 2.0 – What is it and How Do I Get Involved?

  Hosted By: Rob Dole, David Forrester, NpowerFaceebook, MySpace, YouTube, Text-Messaging … we’ve all heard of them but how can we use them to create change?  This workshop focuses on “Web 2.0” technologies and how these social networking applications can benefit your organization.  Best practices are shared.

 Technology and Workforce Development: 

Hosted By: Sonja Murray WDC Rep.

How do you bring technology skills to your workforce/entrepreneurship program?  How do you work with people who have different language and education levels?  This workshop explores how to integrate both computer literacy and the internet into your employment programs.  You will learn what skills are most in demand in the marketplace and how to you empower your clients to be prepared. 

WIRED: The Leading Edge of Technology in Your Community:

Hostd By: David Forrester, Derrick Hall

 This workshop explores community wireless networks, social networks, emerging software for agency support and more.  What are the new trends out there and how can your organization become a part of them.  Join us for a lively discussion with Derrick Hall, from the City of Seattle. 


 In collaboration with the City of Seattle and the Washington Communities Connect Network (CCN), One Economy would like to invite you to the 2009 Pacific Northwest Digital Inclusion Summit.  

Together we will explore what Digital Inclusion means in the 21st century, specifically during this time of unprecedented change in our nation’s history, and extreme economic conditions.

We will discuss ways of inspiring and engaging our nation’s youth in technology. We will ask ourselves what we can do to motivate our future workforce through technology.  

We will also discuss technology from a policy level and empower you to take civic action in your communities to make Digital Inclusion a top priority for your legislators and policy-makers.  

Our ultimate hope is that we will all learn from one another about the successes we’ve had and the obstacles we face in the future of Digital Inclusion in order to engender a sustainable social and political movement.

Have questions about 2009 Pacific Northwest Digital Inclusion Summit? Contact the organizer

When & Where

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.
Seattle, 98101

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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