Next Century Cities will host our first virtual conference, Broadband is the Electricity of the 21st Century. Let’s Light Up Every Community, on July 21, 2021, from noon to 5:00 p.m. EDT. An academic pre-conference will take place on July 20th, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.
True to our mission, agenda items and speakers feature local leadership from states across the country including California, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia. Participants will also be able to engage with federal policymakers and broadband advocates through roundtable discussions and fireside chats. Check out the live stream on Tuesday and Wednesday. Share what you’ve learned on social media using #BroadbandIsPower or #NCCCon21.
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Conference Agenda Below
Countdown to the Conference
Join us for an academic pre-conference on Tuesday, July 20th. Next Century Cities invited scholars to share research related to broadband infrastructure, digital inclusion, digital equity, expanding access, increasing adoption, and other tech policy issues.
11:00 am EDT | Welcome
11:05 am | Mike Conlow, Blue State Digital
11:25 am | Darrah Blackwater, Indigenous Law & Policy Fellow
11:45 am | Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D., Simmons University
12:05 pm | Brian Whitacre, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
12:25 pm | Dominique Harrison, Ph.D., Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
12:45pm | Open Discussion