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Fall 2012 Community Broadband Summit

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812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Connecting Communities through Broadband Technology

In collaboration with DCWeek*, the Digital Inclusion Initiative at the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) hosted its fall Community Broadband Summit on November 5th. Together with developers, entrepreneurs, social innovators, policy makers, members of community institutions and concerned citizens, we explored the yet untapped power of broadband technology in the District.

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9 am Power On: Coffee & Networking

10 am Welcome and Event I: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is (Watch the video)

11 am Keynote speech by Victor L. Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development: The State of Techonomic Development in the District (Watch the video)

11:30 am  Event II: What’s in IT for me? (Watch the video)

12:30 pm Recharge Power Networking

1 pm Event III: Untapped: The Role of Inclusion in the Future of Technology & Your Organization

2 pm Power Off



Leslie Aun, Venture Philanthropy Partners

Donna Harris, Startup America Partnership

Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications



Zvi Band, ProudlyMadeInDC

Raymond Bell, H.O.P.E. Project

Joseph Corbett, iStrategyLabs

Daniel Doll, SoapBox Soaps

Christine Celise Johnson, DiversiTech

Julie Silard Kantor, Barrel of Jobs

Aaron Saunders, ClearlyInnovative

Liz Steininger, Rails Girls DC

David Zipper, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development


*DCWEEK is a week long festival in the US capital focused on bringing together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and social innovators of all kinds. It's a series of 100s of distributed events powered by the community and complemented by core conferences, parties and projects created by the festival organizers iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail. DCWEEK 2011 included over 10,000 attendees from around the world and was presented by Ford.


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