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300 from across U.S. turn out for Net Inclusion 2018

Professor Susan Crawford addresses Net Inclusion 2018. (NDIA photo by Valda Lewis Photography)

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s annual conference, Net Inclusion 2018, wrapped up Thursday after three days of workshops, tours and networking that drew three hundred participants to Cleveland from twenty-seven states, DC and Canada.

The keynote speaker was Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford, former Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy, and a frequently published writer on issues of technology policy and fairness. Professor Crawford spoke following the first showing of a new video, “Dividing Lines”, highlighting the impact of Internet access disparities in American communities; the video features CYC director Bill Callahan describing AT&T’s digital redlining of Cleveland.

The entire Net Inclusion 2018 keynote session, including “Dividing Lines” and Professor Crawford’s address, can be seen here. “Dividing Lines” runs from 15:00 to 30:25. Professor Crawford’s address starts at 30.54. Read more

“Net Inclusion 2018” in Cleveland April 17-19

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance’s third big national gathering of digital inclusion practitioners, leaders and advocates will happen in mid-April in downtown Cleveland.

Net Inclusion 2018 will take place at the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch, beginning with pre-conference workshops and tours on Tuesday April 17, and continuing through Thursday April 19th.  More than 250 participants are expected from across the country. Read more