Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Summit 2019 Recap

Digital Inclusion Summit: Monday, January 28, 2019

Join us for this half-day event where we will explore the digital inclusion landscape and discuss local efforts to increase digital equity. The digital divide impacts many individuals and families in our communities. Come to learn more about the injustices of limited internet access and participate in thinking about ways to bridge the divide.

Date: January 28, 2019 11am-4pm, Reception to follow

Cracker Factory
35 Lehigh Street
Geneva, NY 14456
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11-11:15am Welcome

11:15-11:45am Keynote – Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

11:45-12pm Break

12-12:45pm A Question of Justice: Digital Inclusion and Digital Equity. (Facilitator: Bill Callahan, National Digital Inclusion Alliance. Panelists: Dr. Robert Ike: Superintendent, Palmyra-Macedon School District Superintendent Jenny Lopez: LMSW VITAL Outreach Coordinator Canandaigua VA Medical Center Bob McCarthy: Geneva Town BoardEllen Wayne: Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes.)

12:45-1:30pm Lunch

1:30-2:15pm I Can’t Afford the Internet: Acquiring Affordable Technology for People Who Need Them (Facilitator: Kim Reisch: Director, Ontario/Yates Counties Center for Dispute Settlement. Panelists: Dragana Drobnjak: Onondaga County Public Library MakerSpace Manager, Katie Egan: Wood Library Page & Pioneer Library System Youth Ambassador, Tony Frank: PC’s for People Business Development Manager and Sirene Garcia: Director of Special Programs Finger Lakes Community Health)

2:15-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:15pm Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking (Facilitator: Nancy Shelton: Senior Consultant in the Cultural Competence and Health Equity Department at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. Panelists: Davis Erin Anderson: Program Manager for Technology, Culture, and Libraries at Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), Kate Hammill: Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES School Library System, Brian Kane:Literacy Volunteers of Rochester, Fran Padilla: Goodwill of the Finger Lakes)

3:15-4pm Wrap Up: What Does Digital Equity Look Like to Your Community?

4-5pm Reception (cash bar)

Questions: Contact Andrea Snyder asnyder @


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