Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (click for directions)
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Invitation for Massachusetts bankers and state and local leaders as well from education, workforce development, affordable housing and philanthropy.
The summit goals are to:
Engage state leaders in these sectors in exploring why and how best to support a statewide network of cross-sector teams from LMI communities in seeking to remove the digital divide and strengthen local pathways into living wage careers.
Assist local leaders from these sectors in the state’s LMI communities to identify and begin developing strategies for addressing their local challenges relating to digital and economic inclusion.
Engage resource providers in strengthening their collaboration with one another and in helping state and local leaders tap their assistance in more integrated, impactful ways.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2018
7:45 – 8:15 am Registration, breakfast and resource showcase set-up. Conley Center room. The breakfast is sponsored by EBSCO.
8:15 – 8:30 am Welcome and brief agenda walk-through: Dr. Paul Resta, chair NCDE board, and Dr. Bob McLaughlin, NCDE
executive director. The Conley Center Room.
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. On the role of philanthropic leaders in fostering systemic collaboration for educational and economic opportunity in low-income communities in the digital age. Ms. Celine Coggins, executive director, Grantmakers For Education. The Conley Center Room.
8:40 – 8:45 a.m. Introduction of Barry Wides. The Conley Center Room.
8:45 – 9:20 a.m. Barry Wides, Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, United States Treasury Department.
Keynote address (via videoconference): Eliminating Digital Divide Barriers to Financial and Economic Inclusion.
The Conley Center Room.
9:20 – 10:05 a.m. The Digital Equity Walk -- an interactive activity for identifying digital divide barriers to careers in computer science
and other living wage fields. Led by Jackney Prioly Joseph, director, career readiness initiatives, MA Business Alliance for Education. The Conley Center Room..
10:05 – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (refreshments available throughout the morning)
LMI Community Teams: What are our communities’ greatest barriers to financial, economic and digital inclusion? Facilitated by Dr. Paul Resta. The New England Room.
State leaders and policy makers: What are the most salient policy and programmatic initiatives in NH to address financial, economic and digital inclusion? Facilitated by Dr. Bob McLaughlin The Conley Center room.
Resource providers: What key resources does each participating provider bring to financial, economic and/or digital inclusion? Facilitated by Susan Ballard, vice-president, NCDE. The Boston Room.
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent groups report out. The Conley Center room.
11:30 am – 12:15 p.m. Showcase: Exemplary Economic and Digital Inclusion Resource Providers. The Conley Center Room and The
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch The Conley Center Room and The Bridge. Lunch is being sponsored by PolicyMap.
12:30 – 1:05 p.m. Luncheon Panel Discussion: Essential Dimensions of a Systemic Approach to Digital Equity. The Conley Center Room
Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology and CTO, Mount Greylock Regional School District, MA
Kristin Crandall, director, business development, PolicyMap
Rebecca Fracassa, director of community impact, greater Boston area, Comcast
Ethel Gaides, assistant superintendent of schools, SAU 48, Plymouth NH
David Gordon, senior director of publications and communications, CAST
Roger Rosen, president and chief executive officer, Rosen Publishing
John Windhausen, executive director, Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)
1:05 – 1:15 p.m. Panel Q & A. The Conley Center Room
1:15 – 1:25 p.m. Framing the afternoon concurrent breakout discussions. Dr. Paul Resta. The Conley Center Room
1:25 – 2:25 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (refreshments available throughout the afternoon)
LMI Community Teams: How can we draw on resource providers and state leaders to advance our goals? What do state leaders, policy makers and resource providers most need to know about our priority concerns and goals? The New England Room.
State leaders and policy makers: How can we foster sustained coordination of financial, economic and digital inclusion policy & action? What support do we need? The Conley Center Room
Resource providers: How can we collaborate with one another in order to provide coherent, integrated support to LMI teams, state leaders and policy makers? The Boston Room.
2:25 – 2:40 p.m. Concurrent groups report out. The Conley Center Room
2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Jeanne Milliken Bonds, regional community development team leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Strategies for spurring CRA investment for broadband infrastructure development"
3:20 – 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up and next steps: Drs. Paul Resta and Bob McLaughlin. The Conley Center Room
Registration is free thanks to their generous support.
American Association of School Administrators
Center for Impact Finance, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Connection Public Sector Solutions
EquityLab Charter School
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (hosting partner)
Massachusetts Association of School Librarians
Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Media Power Youth
National Collaborative for Digital Equity
National School Boards Association
New England School Library Association
Sage Sustainable Electronics
Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)