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Spring 2013 Community Broadband Summit

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1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center

More than one hundred residents, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders attended the Spring 2013 Community Broadband Summit on May 18, 2013. It was a day dedicated to hands-on technology learning for personal and organizational growth. 



The Summit featured a video welcome by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, remarks by DC Chief Technology Officer Rob Mancini and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, expert workshops, and a panel discussion.

Digital DC: Technology Matters! was designed to improve participants’ ability to integrate technology into their everyday lives and organizations, and serve as a platform to connect participants with technology resources and training for months and years to come.


Small Business Workshops

Big Bang! First Steps to Starting your Business View slides
Facilitator: Lourdes Morales, Latino Economic Development Center

Get your Business Online View slides
Facilitator: Marla Bilonick, Latino Economic Development Center

Digital Grapevine: Social Media and your Business
Facilitator: Joycelyn Tate, Broadband Policy Consulting

Resident Workshops

For the Love of Money: A Family Affair
Facilitators: Sybongile Cook, Bank on DC with Postelle Birch-Smith, Budget Consulting, Melissa Quick, NuLevel

Movin' on Up: Tech + Work
Facilitator: Jonathan Rick, The Jonathan Rick Group

What's Love Got to Do with IT: Relationships in a Digital Age
Facilitators: Ayize & Aiyana Ma’at, B Intentional, LLC

Nonprofit Workshops

Inclusion for All: Engaging Adaptive Learners
Facilitators: Ade Jimoh, Connected Living, Alicia Johns & Kaz Ross, Assistive Technology Program for DC

Digital Message, Digital Money
Facilitators: Bryan Casler, Salsa Labs, Riche Zamor, 4site & Elisabeth Crum, Omni Studio

Beyond the Tweet, Like, Pin, Follow, and Friend: Meaningful Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits
Facilitator: Tracy Murray, DiversiTech

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