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Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions - October 16, 9am EDT

Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions - October 16, 9am EDT
 16 October 2017  Washington D.C.

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IEEE Internet Initiative will host its fourth Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions meeting in Washington, D.C., on 16 October at the George Washington University Cloyd Heck Marvin Center. At this full-day meeting, seven working groups will collaborate 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.


Working Groups include: 

•       Community Networks (Lead: Roger Baig Vinas,

•       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)


To request an invitation to the event in DC, please contact Victoria Kuperman-Super.


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Program Overview





8-8:45 a.m. 

Breakfast and check-in


9-9:05 a.m.  

* Welcoming remarks

 Oleg Logvinov

9:05-10 a.m.  

* Innovation for Inclusion roundtable

Leaders from organizations spearheading internet inclusion initiatives will share their views and perspectives on how to innovate for internet inclusion.

 Juan Carlos Zuniga

10-11 a.m. 

Profile projects

In a series of information and interactive discussions, initiatives,  projects and developments for meaningful internet inclusion will be shared.

 Peter Fonash

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Working Groups: Session one

 Provided from IoT Workshop  4/4/16

1-2 p.m. 



2-4 p.m. 

Working Groups: Session two


4-4:45 p.m. 

Working Groups Report Out and Integration Session

 Clint Andrews

4:45-5:15 pm 

* Day’s summary and closing remarks


6-8 p.m. 

Networking social reception – location to be announced

 Clint Andrews


* Sessions will be livestreamed on

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