Utah Communities Connect: Utah’s Digital Alliance endeavors to bring awareness and action to
our communities concerning information communication technologies around access, devices,
and education. At the summit on October 8th, we will convene local leaders from government,
education, nonprofits, libraries, service providers, and others to discuss digital inclusion efforts,
raise awareness, and identify opportunities for community members and stakeholders working
toward digital equity in Utah.


9:00 AM | Welcome and keynote addresses by Kelleigh Cole and Mallory Bateman

10:00 AM | Two rounds of breakout sessions on: Education, Healthcare, Civic Engagement, Economic Opportunity, Accessibility, Digital Literacy in the Community.

12:00 PM | Lunch, Networking, and Awards Presentation with Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Main Library, Salt Lake City Public Library*
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

*Parking Validation for the Library garage will be available to full conference attendees.

For questions or comments email Shauna Edson at sedson@slcpl.org
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Tuesday, October 8 • 11:10am - 12:00pm
Digital Inclusion and Economic Opportunity

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Digital inclusion efforts contribute to the economic development of our state in workforce training, tech innovation, entrepreneurship and small business development. This panel will discuss how to create better synergy with digital infrastructure and digital inclusion goals.

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Vikram Ravi

Utah Communities Connect

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Drew Clark

Editor and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com
BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way.">Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher... Read More →
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Keith Heaton

Community Development Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services
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Justin Fazzari

Economist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Broadband USA
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Shawn Beus

Director of Small Business Development Center, Weber State University

Tuesday October 8, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm MDT
Conference Room B, Main Library