WEBCAST MAR 29 – 2022 Bipartisan Tech Policy Conference

livestreamOn Tuesday March 29 2022 from 1pm-4pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC) Next Century Cities hosts the 2022 Bipartisan Tech Policy Conference. A variety of local leaders, broadband advocates, and researchers will explore the theme “Next is Now“. Topics include: preparing communities to be grant-ready, improving data collection, and understanding the impact of digital equity. Keynote speakers are Commissioner Teri Freehling of Berrien County, MI and Grace Simrall, Chief of Innovation and Technology for Louisville, KY. This virtual event will be simulcast live via a partnership with the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter.


13:00 Opening
Francella Ochillo, Executive Director, Next Century Cities

13:10 Welcome Keynote Address
Commissioner Teri Freehling, Berrien County, Michigan

13:30 What Broadband Equity Means for Judicial and Civic Participation
Ross Ufberg, Researcher, The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley
Shalev Netanel, Researcher, The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley
Javier Trujillo, Chief Assistant Director, County of Marin
Peter Estes, Consumer Rights Organizer, Senior Disability Action Network
Olivia Sideman, Associate Deputy Public Defender, Alameda County

14:10 Reaching the People We Serve
Paolo Balboa, Senior Programs and Data Manager, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director, Connect Maine
Kathryn Greiner, Administrator, City of Condon, Oregon
Ryan Collins, Broadband Coordinator, Buckeye Hills Regional Council

14:45 Breakout Sessions
Claire Park, Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute
Samantha Schartman, Executive Director, Marconi Society

15:00 Democracy and Civic Participation
Kat Trujillo, Deputy Director, Libraries Without Borders
Brittany Woods-Orrison, Broadband Specialist, Alaska Public Interest Research Group and Native Movement
Commissioner Greg Puckett, Mercer County, West Virginia
Samuel Blackwood, Director of Public Policy, Project READY

15:40 The Local Impact of Google’s Work
Scott Deutchman, Senior Policy Advisor, Government Affairs, Google

15:45 Closing Keynote Address
Grace Simrall, Chief of Civic Innovation and Technology, Louisville Metro, Kentucky

16:00 Conclusion

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