[TRITLA] Invitation for a Discussion on a Digitally Inclusive NC
jday at ptrc.org
Tue Oct 13 15:49:18 EDT 2020
Hi IT Leaders,
The Institute for Emerging Issues is hosting a discussion on a "Digitally Inclusive NC<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fiei.ncsu.edu%2freconnectnc%2freconnect-to-move-forward%2f&c=E,1,2XNQNQTac0Ncrho9MSAU7Bwkzx4ARkftqjOGw0cjhpKsWZEW6cwYucEfN0wBhXwivNPPnzbWql8BFs-o2qXUn_D_dToHV0-1Z5VRURUA&typo=1>" event this Thursday 9am to 12pm. Please share with your contacts, and if the $25 is a barrier, there are full scholarships<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdK7wppDR-A8wUmHEPvYVgtMjG1b3Rq7g_HUmFTW0BzvotSqw/viewform> available on a limited basis. Registration closes 10/13, so hit the link below today or send Maggie Woods mjwoods2 at ncsu.edu<mailto:mjwoods2 at ncsu.edu> a request for a seat on the webinar if after 10/13.
Register today for ReCONNECT to Move Forward: A Digitally Inclusive NC!
The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) is looking at how NC can move forward to a better future.
A Digitally Inclusive North Carolina
Thursday, October 15
9 a.m. - 12 noon
COVID-19 is exposing the digital divide in North Carolina and its consequences for all of us. Students and adults who don’t have access to the internet, don’t have a computer or laptop or don’t know how to use them – for education, work, health, or connection – are at an impossible disadvantage. It’s clear that access to the Internet is a lifeline. Great strides have been made in recent months to bridge the digital divide across the state and nation, but not all are equitable or sustainable in the long-term.
This meeting will highlight the changing landscape of digital inclusion in North Carolina since the February 10, 2020, Emerging Issues Forum, ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity, and what partnerships and investments are needed to ensure that all communities across our state, regardless of race, income, or geography, have access to this critical lifeline now. With an ever-changing technological landscape, we’ll also discuss how to ensure flexibility to meet our future digital needs.
IEI has scholarships available for those interested who identify ticket price affordability as a barrier to participation.
Jesse Day, AICP<tel:AICP>
PTRC Regional Planning Department
1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive
jday at ptrc.org<mailto:jday at ptrc.org>
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