Connecting Communities through Broadband Technology
In partnership with DCWeek*, the Digital Inclusion Initiative at the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is holding its second Community Broadband Summit this year. Together with developers, entrepreneurs, social innovators, policy makers, members of community institutions and concerned citizens, we will explore the yet untapped power of broadband technology in the District.
DISCOVER trends in technology that will help you grow as a professional, business owner or community organizer. LEARN how to turn your idea for social good into a social business. GET UPDATED on the state of 'techonomic' development in the District of Columbia. ASK successful technologists, entrepreneurs and policy makers your burning questions. CONNECT with like-minded people, supporters and advisors to enhance your business, organization or career in the 21st century digital economy.
*9:00 AM* Power Up: Coffee & Networking
*10:00 - 11:00 AM* Welcome and Event I: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
*11:00 - 11:30 AM* Keynote speech by Victor L. Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: The State of Techonomic Development in the District
*11:30 AM - 12:30 PM* Event II: What’s in IT for me?
*12:30 PM* Power Networking
*1:00 - 2:00 PM* Event III: Untapped: The Role of Inclusion in the Future of Technology & Your Organization
*2:00 - 2:30 PM* Power Off
Zvi Band, ProudlyMadeInDC
Raymond Bell, H.O.P.E. Project
Daniel Doll, SoapBox Soaps
David Zipper, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Julie Silard Kantor, Barrel of Jobs
Liz Steininger, Rails Girls DC
Christine Celise Johnson, DiversiTech
Joseph Corbett, iStrategyLabs
Questions? Call 202-CONNECT
*DCWeek is a week long festival in the US capital focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and social innovators of all kinds. It's a series of 100s of distributed events powered by the community and complemented by core conferences, parties, and projects created by the festival organizers iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail. DCWEEK 2011 included over 10,000 attendees from around the world and was presented by Ford.
When & Where
Connect.DC - OCTO's Digital Inclusion Initiative
Connect.DC was established by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) of the District of Columbia Government to draw attention to the advantages of technology and collaborate with government, nonprofit, and corporate entities to advance citywide broadband access and education initiatives. Connect.DC is funded by a combination of OCTO resources and two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants—State Broadband Initiative (SBI) and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)—through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the United States Department of Commerce.