Arizona Digital Inclusion Celebration Summit 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 10:00a.m. MST / PDT

Arizona changemakers are committed to addressing the digital divide. We are leveling the playing field for all Arizonans by providing access to tools, knowledge, skills and resources that they need to thrive in the digital age. 

On Tuesday, October 3rd, kick off Digital Inclusion Week with ShapingEDU and the Digital Equity Institute, and explore how Arizonans are advancing solutions for digital inclusion. Celebrate successes and learn how you can help us make strides in this imperative work.

Our three-hour agenda is jam-packed with 5-10 minute lightning presentations, giving you the opportunity to learn more from local industry experts about the state of digital inclusion in Arizona and the United States:

  • Dr. Erin Carr-Jordan - Digital Equity Institute, CEO

  • Dr. Lev Gonick - Arizona State University, Chief Information Officer

  • Mignonne Hollis - Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director

  • Ben Blink - WECOM and Blink Public Policy 

  • Traci Morris - Executive Director of the American Indian Policy (AIPI) Institute at Arizona State University 

  • Stephanie Healy - Cox, Director of Public Affairs

  • Derek Masseth - Sun Corridor Network, Executive Director

  • Matt Clark - Verizon,  Director, Government and Community Affairs

  • Alexa Tarvid - What is a Digital Navigator?

  • Lyle S. Ishida - Federal Communications Commission, Chief, Consumer Affairs & Outreach Division

  • Megan C. Hammond  - Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records - Library Development Administrator

  • Brandon Knight - Connect Arizona, Program Manager

  • Ilana Lowery - Common Sense Media, Arizona Regional Director

  • Tim Emory - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

  • Nubia Estrada - Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC)

  • Carlos Valles - Sahuarita Food Bank, Executive Director

  • Dr. Alice Christie - Tynkertopia, Executive Director

  • Mikhail Sundust - Digital Connect, Executive Director

  • Brian Rose -, SVP, Strategic Initiatives 

  • Michelle Simon - Pima County Public Library, Deputy Director, Support Services; Connect Pima, Co-Chair

  • Courtney Anderson - Phoenix Public Housing Authority, Project Manager

  • Shereka Jackson - Future Stars, Founder

  • Dr. Jeremy Babendure - ED, SciTech Institute

  • Janet Major - Arizona Telemedicine Program & Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Associate Director for Innovation & Digital Health

  • Tara Sklar - Arizona Telemedicine Program, Associate Director, Telehealth Law & Policy; Senior Advisor, Innovations in Healthy Aging, UA Health Sciences

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to leverage technology to connect the underconnected, and celebrate how Arizona partners are working collectively and collaboratively to close the digital divide and advance sustainable digital equity for all Arizonans.

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