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Digital Southeast: A Regional Broadband Convening

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Next Century Cities and the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority will host a regional broadband convening on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Roanoke, Virginia!

Digital Southeast will bring together local, regional, and national broadband champions, community leaders and policy experts. Attendees will learn about successful models for broadband deployment, network funding opportunities, digital equity strategies, and more, and will have the opportunity to network with others interested in improving connectivity in the region.

This event will be held at the City Market Building from 8am – 5pm EST. A reception will follow at Three Notch’d Brewing, located across the street from the event venue, from 5 – 7pm EST.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Christopher Ali, University of Virginia
  • Frank Smith, Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority
  • Scott Shapiro, MetroNet
  • Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  • Lindsey Brannon, Neighborly
  • Alan Fitzpatrick, NC Hearts Gigabit
  • Geoff Millener, The Enterprise Center
  • Jennifer Eddy, Eddy Alexander
  • Holly Hartell, Arlington County, VA

More speakers and agenda details will be announced soon!

Registration is FREE for municipalities, nonprofits, and academic institutions! Complete yours at bit.ly/DigitalSoutheast. We look forward to seeing you at this important broadband discussion!

Getting to Roanoke
Airport: The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is about a 15 minute drive from the event venue. You may also consider the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO), about 2 hours from Roanoke by car.
Train: The Roanoke Amtrak station (RNK) is two blocks from the event venue.

While there is no hotel block offered for this event, we do recommend the Hampton Inn and Suites, a two minute walk from the event venue.


Thank you to our platinum sponsor MetroNet for helping to make this event possible!


Thank you to our reception sponsor Dura-Line for helping to make our evening at Three Notch’d Brewing possible!


**If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please see our sponsorship deck and contact Cat Blake for details.**



June 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


City Market Building
32 Market Square SE
Roanoke, VA 24011 United States
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