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 Literacy in the Community

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Digital technology is integral to navigating life in the US and crucial to the development of safety, stability, and success. A growing number of community organizations have made it a priority to assist people to participate in the ever expanding digital world we live in and to make it possible for them to leverage these tools to meet their basic needs. Digital tools training include use of, and access to, a smartphone, home internet, and a computer, and in some cases hands-on instruction on using technology for basic needs, transit, communicating through email, and accessing online resources for healthcare and job searches. Today’s panelists represent organizations that emphasize programming to empower people to not only access these tools, but leverage them for their individual career, educational, and personal goals.

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Krysti Nellermoe

Education Program Supervisor, International Rescue Committee
Krysti Nellermoe is the Education Program Supervisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, UT. The IRC in Salt Lake City provides services for refugees, asylees, and other immigrants to help them to thrive in the U.S. Krysti oversee the Youth, ESL, and Digital... Read More →
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Macee Rea

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, International Rescue Committee
The Digital Inclusion Program at the IRC in SLC started in 2017 with three main aims; 1. to get clients access to affordable broadband internet in their homes, 2. to get clients access to devices with which to access the tech world, and 3. to educate clients on being digital citizens... Read More →

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Ginger Tolman

Regional Director, Community Partnerships & Education, Utah NonProfit Housing Corporation
Our work at UNPHC is to engage our partnerships in the technology and filmmaking sectors to accelerate and amplify our digital inclusion initiative. Getting equipment, advanced training, and educational opportunities into the hands of every resident.
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Catherine Draper

Digital Inclusion VISTA, United Way of Utah County
Health promotion, outreach, volunteer management, grant writing, technology and partnership forming are a few of my favorite things.Catherine Draper is from Sacramento, California. She has lived in Utah for 12 years and lives in Orem with her spouse and two children. Catherine loves... Read More →
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Matt Heider

Technology Associate, Salt Lake City Public Library
Matt Heider is a library/technology associate at the Salt Lake City Public Library, working in the Technology Access department where he teaches classes, assists library users with digital technology and conducts community outreaches. He has worked with several local agencies supporting... Read More →
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Amie Rosenberg

Instructor, Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah

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