TISP Forum September 30: Blandin stimulus project

Telecommunications and Information Society Policy Forum presents
Blandin Foundation Project: an Application for Sustainable Broadband

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Roy Wilkins Room (215)
301 19th Avenue South * Minneapolis, MN 55455

September 30, 2009 * 4:00 to 5:30 PM

The MN Intelligent Rural Community Project encompasses a $6.3 million dollar plan with creative
and wide-ranging elements to help secure a better broadband future for rural Minnesota. The project
has brought together an impressive array of partners and will work with demonstration communities
on project goals. This forum offers a first-hand report on the Blandin Foundation Project application
to the federal Sustainable Broadband Program. Come learn how Blandin Foundation developed the
partnerships and strategies that are included in this application and help Blandin identify how its
efforts might benefit many more communities in Minnesota. Panelists listed below will present their
views and engage in open dialogue. Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.

MODERATOR:
MILDA HEDBLOM, DIRECTOR, TISP FORUM
PRESENTERS:
BERNADINE JOSELYN, Director, Public Polity & Engagement Program, Blandin Foundation
BILL COLEMAN, Founder, Community Technology Advisors
KELLY PETERSON, KPGrants

Please RSVP to tisp@umn.edu
The idea behind this forum is simple and essential: purposeful exchange on key issues with engaged stakeholders to create a better information future.

This entry was posted in Blandin Foundation, Conferences, MN by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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