On 16 October 2017 at The George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Washington, D.C., IEEE will be holding an Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions (IIAS) event. At this full-day meeting, seven IIAS working groups will meet to progress their work, share information, report on new developments, and work toward collective action for advancing solutions for internet inclusion that is affordable, meaningful, and sustainable. This event is part of IEEE’s overall internet inclusion series held around the world, including Washington, D.C., New Delhi, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Joao Passoa, Guadalajara, and Windhoek, and we are pleased to be back in Washington, D.C.
Diplo’s Tereza Horejsova will speak at Profile Project Roundtable from 11 till 12.00 am.
The seven working groups that will meet during the 16 October meeting will be:
- Community Networks (Lead: Roger Baig Viñas, Guifi.net)
- Connectivity and Energy (Lead: Nilmini Rubin, Tetra Tech)
- Digital Gender Divide (Lead: Gary Fowlie, ITU)
- Digital Literacy (Leads: Melissa Sassi, Microsoft and Stephen Wyber, IFLA)
- Evidence-Based Research (Lead: Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania)
- New Models for Financing Connectivity (Lead: John Garrity, USAID)
- Public Access (Lead: Don Means, Digital Village and P4PA)
At the event, there will be an exclusive Roundtable Discussion on Advancing Solutions for Digital Inclusion among leadership from organizations overseeing internet inclusion efforts. There will also be an interactive roundtable with leaders of real-world internet inclusion projects to discuss their project’s impact, what still may be needed to realize internet inclusion, and how to fill gaps identified. A social reception will follow the day’s sessions for continued dialogue and networking.