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FOR ECONOMIC INCLUSION & DIGITAL EQUITY

NH SUMMIT: ECONOMIC INCLUSION & DIGITAL EQUITY

BUILDING A THRIVING, INCLUSIVE NH ECONOMY!


This Summit is in partnership with the NH Bankers Association, NH Municipal Association, Diversity Workforce Coalition, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs' Division of Economic Development, NH Office of Strategic Initiatives, NH School Administrators Association, NH School Connectivity Initiative, Economic Vitality NH, and other partners.


NH Summit Registration, Agenda, and List of Partners:


http://digitalequity.us/nh-summit.html

NH Summit: Economic Inclusion & Digital Equity Day 2!

Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 7:45am-4:15pm

100 Saint Anselm Drive

Manchester, NH

Agenda Day Two: Digital Equity onTuesday, October 29th

Engage participants in:


  • Strengthening and expanding a statewide network of diverse cross-sector teams in low- and moderate-income NH communities, from banking, education, philanthropy, housing and workforce development to identify and address digital divide barriers to full economic inclusion.
  • Sharing promising and proven practices for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) investment in digital equity — i.e., affordable access to broadband, computers, tech support, content for educational and economic opportunity, software/apps, and librarian support — in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities.
  • Learning about NH assets that support each digital equity dimension.
  • Collaboratively developing action plans to foster:
    • Affordable access for every LMI household statewide to affordable broadband.
    • Scaling refurbishment and donation of recent computers for use by LMI individuals and families.
    • Strengthening tech and librarian support for LMI learners of all ages.
    • Affordable access to essential resources for educational and economic opportunity (financial literacy, skill development materials for in-demand living wage jobs, etc.)
    • Mobilizing communities statewide to ensure full participation in Census 2020.

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast and registration. Foyer and NHIOP Auditorium.
8:15 – 8:20 a.m. Welcome by St. Anselm College in NHIOP Auditorium.
8:20 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome by Wildolfo Arvelo, director of economic development, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, on the importance of full inclusion for a thriving economy in the NHIOP Auditorium.
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome by NH Congressional Delegation Member on the importance of the nation’s first sustained statewide mobilization for digital equity for all LMI learners in the NHIOP Auditorium.
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Summit Goals, Summary of Day One Participant Recommendations, and Framing Remarks on Digital Equity, by Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, National Collaborative for Digital Equity in NHIOP Auditorium.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote address: "Improving Digital Inclusion with the Community Reinvestment Act", by Barry Wides, deputy comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Department. Introductory remarks by Krista Merrill, president, New Hampshire Bankers Association in NHIOP Auditorium.
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Are There Digital Divide Barriers to Realizing Economic Inclusion Strategies recommended during Day One of the Summit? Panel moderated by Dr. Paul Resta, president, NCDE in NHIOP Auditorium.
Panelists include Susan Ballard, vice-president, NCDE; Bonnie Bracey, director, digital equity resource research and dissemination, NCDE; Dr. Ethel Gaides, director, technology support capacity development, NCDE; and Dr. Robbie Melton, professor and interim dean of graduate and professional studies.
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Discussion with the Panelists in NHIOP Auditorium.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Resource Showcase in NHIOP Auditorium.
11:30 – 12:45 p.m. Promising and proven bank CRA-supported digital equity strategies:
  • Broadband I: co-facilitated by Margaret Byrnes, executive director, New Hampshire Municipal Association; and Carol Miller, director of broadband technology, division of economic development, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (interested participants are encouraged to attend both the morning and afternoon strands on this topic) in NHIOP Auditorium.
  • High-quality digital content for educational and economic opportunity: Dr. Richard Lumadue, senior manager and customer relations, SkillsCommons.org; and Michael Boehm, educational sales, Rosen Classroom/Lightsail in NHIOP Room 4006.
  • Tech Support and Librarian Support: co-facilitated by Susan Ballard, NCDE vice-president and director of library services and partnership, Bonnie Bracey, director, digital equity resource research and dissemination, NCDE development; and Ethel Gaides, NCDE director of technology support capacity development in NHIOP West Wing.
  • Refurbished and new computers: co-facilitated by Ulrike Smith, CRA Compliance Officer, Franklin Savings Bank; and Lisa Trisciani (invited), vice president of field sales, Connection Public Sector Solutions in NHIOP Room 4007.
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking in NHIOP Auditorium.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Putting It All Together -- Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion in a New Hampshire community. Moderated by Dr. Paul Resta, president, NCDE. Panelists include Zenagui Brahim, executive director, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension
Partnership; Dr. Dan LeGallo, superintendent, SAU 18; Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, NCDE; and Ulrike Smith, CRA Compliance Officer, Franklin Savings Bank.
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Promising and proven bank CRA-supported digital equity strategies:
  • Broadband II: co-facilitated by Margaret Byrnes, executive director, New Hampshire Municipal Association; and Carol Miller, director of broadband technology, division of economic development, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (interested participants are encouraged to attend the morning and afternoon strands on this topic) in NHIOP Auditorium.
  • Refurbished and new computers: co-facilitated by Ulrike Smith, CRA Compliance Officer, Franklin Savings Bank; and Lisa Trisciani (invited), vice president of field sales, Connection Public Sector Solutions in NHIOP Room 4007.
  • Tech Support and Librarian Support: co-facilitated by Ethel Gaides, NCDE director of technology support capacity development and Susan Ballard, NCDE vice-president and director of library services and partnership development in NHIOP West Wing.
  • High-quality content for educational and economic opportunity: Dr. Richard Lumadue, senior manager and customer relations, SkillsCommons.org; and Michael Boehm, educational sales, Rosen Classroom/Lightsail in NHIOP Room 4004.
  • Everyone Counts – fostering full participation in Census 2020 in NHIOP Room 4001.
3:45 - 4:10 p.m. Roundtable and Plenary Discussion: Participant Recommendations for Statewide Action to Remove Digital Divide Barriers to Economic and Educational Opportunity in New Hampshire in NHIOP Auditorium.
4:10 - 4:20 p.m. Wrap-up and Door Prizes! In NHIOP Auditorium.


Registration: https://nhsummit2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138740293