Digital Inclusion Workshop

Potomac 6

The Digital Inclusion Workshop, co-organized with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), will offer a targeted discussion of local and national efforts to promote equitable access and use of the Internet, plus an in-depth discussion of the FCC’s Lifeline program.

1. Public Housing – Panelists will explore how public housing authorities can integrate digital inclusion efforts into their
social programs.

Moderator: Veronica Creech, EveryoneOn
Jogchum Poodt, Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Abra Lyons-Warren, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
William Watterson, Rhode Island Office of Innovation

2. Lifeline: The next session will focus on the FCC’s Lifeline program and feature government officials, consumer advocates, and providers responsible for implementing the program.

Moderator: Amina Fazlullah, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
Claude Aiken, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Olivia Wein, National Consumer Law Center

3. Innovation: The third session will be a deep-dive into innovative digital inclusion programs. It will discuss NDIA’s grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a Digital Inclusion Corps, and the Kansas City Public Library leadership role in the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion, in addition to other programs across the country.

Moderator: Cassie Bair, Mobile Citizen
Carrie Coogan, Kansas City Public Library
Matthew Kopel, NDIA
Elizabeth Lindsey, ByteBack

Digital Inclusion Workshops