(Washington, DC) – The DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) announced today the District’s Spring 2013 Community Broadband Summit featuring a video welcome by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, remarks by CTO Rob Mancini and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, expert workshops, and a panel discussion. The Summit is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013; 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center: 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
WHO: CTO Rob Mancini; Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie; Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD); and Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS).
BACKGROUND: This event—entitled Digital DC – Technology Matters!—is the District’s fifth Community Broadband Summit. Organized by Connect.DC, OCTO’s Digital Inclusion Initiative, the Summit is designed to improve participants’ ability to integrate technology into their everyday lives and organizations as well as serve as a platform to connect participants with technology resources and training for months and years to come.
The conversation can be followed via Twitter #techmatters #cbs2013. Media in attendance at the event will be able to interview participants and observe interactive workshops and a panel discussion focusing on expanding technology resources and digital literacy skills across the District.
Connect.DC was established by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) of the District of Columbia Government to draw attention to the advantages of technology and collaborate with government, nonprofit and corporate entities to advance citywide broadband access and education initiatives. Connect.DC is funded by a combination of OCTO resources and two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants—State Broadband Initiative (SBI) and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)—through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the United States Department of Commerce.
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