National Summit on Digital Equity & Economic Inclusion

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

05/14/2019 - 11:30 to 05/15/2019 - 14:30

Summit Goals

1.     Review progress in statewide initiatives to remove digital divide barriers to economic and educational inclusion in low- and moderate-income areas.
2.     Learn about efforts to modernize CRA guidance and the implications for digital equity and economic inclusion.
3.     Explore ways in which digital divide barriers impede economic vitality and the growing array of resources available to address them.
4.     Participate in developing and planning national, state & local strategies addressing key challenges in digital and economic inclusion.

Agenda

Day One: May 14, 2019

11:30 - noon        Registration

noon – 1:30 pm Welcome Luncheon

                                    Welcoming Remarks: Donna Harris-Aikens, senior director, education policy and practice, National Education Association

                                    Overview of Summit Goals and Process: Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, NCDE

                                    Introduction for Keynote Speaker by Dr. Paul Resta, co-founder, NCDE

                                    Keynote: “Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act Regulatory Framework”, by Barry Wides, deputy comptroller,
                                    Office of the Comptroller of the  Currency, U.S. Treasury Department

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel on “Integrating digital equity into economic inclusion”. Jeanne Milliken Bonds (Federal Reserve), FDIC
                                     representative (invited) and Barry Wides, deputy comptroller, OCC.
                            
            1:30 – 2:10 Challenges and opportunities
            2:10 – 2:30 Q & A

2:30 – 3:10 p.m. “Digital equity and economic inclusion – progress made and progress needed”, Bob McLaughlin, NCDE executive
                                       director

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Break and Refreshments

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Working session for workgroups addressing five key challenges

A. Fostering research & evaluation optimizing CRA investments for economic and digital inclusion. 

B. Funders: aligning foundation support for educational equity in LMI areas with CDFI and bank support for economic inclusion.

C. Fostering statewide initiatives for digital and economic inclusion.

D. Building capacity in LMI areas for tech and librarian support for LMI learners.

E. Developing strategies for bundling broadband, digital content, tech and librarian support, refurbished and new devices, and skills training for living wage careers.

F. Developing educational system/bank partnerships for digital equity and economic inclusion.  

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Working Group Report Outs and Discussion

5:45– 6:30 p.m. Digital Equity Resource Showcase: Wine and Cheese Reception
                                    Introduced by: Bonnie Bracey Sutton, NCDE director, digital equity resource development

                                    Discover resources for affordable LMI learner access to broadband, financial literacy education, computers,
                                    tech support by linguistically diverse youths, chat-based librarian support, educational opportunity, workforce
                                    development, and economic inclusion.

6:45 – 8:15 p.m. Dinner (included in registration)

                                    Panel on "No more one-legged stools:  The interrelationships between educational and economic opportunity -- why 
                                    collaboration is essential for LMI families
." (Invited panelists include Dina Lehmann-Kim, manager, HUD  ConnectHome
                                    USA; Celine Coggins, executive director, Grantmakers For Education; Steven Corona, chair, National Council of Hispanic
                                    School Board Members; Christine Fox,  deputy executive director, State Education Technology Directors Association;
                                    Donna Harris-Aikens, senior director, education policy and practice, National Education Association; Valerie Truesdale,
                                    assistant executive director, American Association of School Administrators; Lynn Gagnone, executive director, American
                                    Association of Colleges of Teacher Education; Karen Cator, executive director, Digital Promise.)

                                     “What we’ve learned about CRA investment in broadband infrastructure”, Jeanne Milliken Bonds, director,
                                     regional community development, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Day Two: May 15, 2019

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (included in registration) and networking

8:15 – 8:40 a.m. Setting the Stage for Day 2

                                    “Financial innovations for economic inclusion: challenges and opportunities”, (invited) Dr. Michael Swack,
                                     University of New Hampshire Center on Impact Finance

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Reflections from participants and goals of the day

9:00 – 11:15 a.m. Working session for workgroups (break refreshments available throughout)

A. Fostering research & evaluation optimizing CRA investments for economic and digital inclusion. 

B. Funders: aligning foundation support for educational equity in LMI areas with CDFI and bank support for economic inclusion.

C. Fostering statewide initiatives for digital and economic inclusion.

D. Building capacity in LMI areas for tech and librarian support for LMI learners.

E. Developing strategies for bundling broadband, digital content, tech and librarian support, refurbished and new devices, and skills training for living wage careers.

F. Developing educational system/bank partnerships for digital equity and economic inclusion. 

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Working Group Report Outs and Discussion: Putting It All Together

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.   Networking Lunch (included in registration)
                                          Next Steps and Wrap-Up 

1 pm Summit Adjourns

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.      For NCDE Advisory Board comprised of workgroup volunteers to further map next steps 



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