Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community
A webinar exploring the Broadband Rhode Island digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process with representatives from multiple sectors.
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WebJunction.org is proud to be hosting an engaging discussion of Rhode Island’s digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process. We’ll discuss why Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) decided it was important to create a process of engaging stakeholders in order to discuss technology access and use. Key collaborators will explain their involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations were created and prioritized.
Target audience: Local or state leaders (libraries, community-based organizations, government, business) interested in building digitally inclusive 21st century communities.
- Stuart Freiman, Broadband Program Director at Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
- Howard Boksenbaum, Chief Library Officer for Rhode Island
- Pam Christman, Director of User Support Services at Rhode Island College former Chief Operation Officer at OSHEAN
- Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative, NTIA
Moderator: Angela Siefer, Digital Inclusion Program Manager at OCLC.
- View full Archive (combined archive of audio, chat, and slides)
Related Resources and Links
- On WebJunction, Digital Inclusion and Building Digital Communities: Pilot
- Engage Stakeholders BBRI Case Study (pdf)
- IMLS: Building Digital Communities Framework
- The National Broadband Plan
- New Commons
- BBRI digital literacy training portal: http://literacy.broadband.ri.gov/
- NTIA funded regional and local technology planning in many states :
- Utah Broadband Project Overview of Planning
- Check at ntia.doc.gov/sbdd to see if SBI is funding regional planning in your state (Note: In MN, BTOP funded planning through the Blandin Foundation and in CA, the PUC is funding regional planning)
- Connect2Compete EveryoneOn.org campaign and DigitalLearn.org
10 April 2013
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]