The week of September 19th, NCC’s Deputy Director, Brian Donoghue; Program Director, Roxy Barboza; and Senior Policy Counsels Ryan Johnston and Corian Zacher, arrived in Colorado for the TechForward Conference in Denver. The NCC also hosted a Broadband Lunch & Learn in Boulder.
Jasmine Crowe-Houston provided keynote remarks at the TechForward Conference, discussing her efforts to jointly address the hunger crisis and food waste through her startup Goodr, which uses technology to connect businesses with excess food to nonprofits that feed people who are food insecure.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, NCC invited local leaders to a Lunch & Learn in Boulder. Gabrielle Daley, Director of Schaden Experiential Learning Program, University of Colorado Law School, moderated a panel discussion with panelists Colleen McCroskey, Associate Attorney at Kissinger & Fellman; Sarah Smith, Broadband Program Specialist for NTIA; and NCC’s Roxy Barboza and Ryan Johnston. Panelists discussed ongoing and upcoming federal and state broadband funding opportunities, and strategies for local communities seeking to take part in current broadband resources.
Local leaders from across the Front Range, including Denver, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Loveland, and Longmont, joined the discussion. NCC is in the process of putting together upcoming programming so community leaders across the US should stay tuned for state and regional resources.