I want to be sure to post reminders of the upcoming Fall Broadband conference (this one originally went out via email)…
We hope you will be joining us for Border to Border Broadband: Bridging the Gaps – Expanding the Impact, our annual broadband conference, October 25-26 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd. This year’s conference draws inspiration from around the state to showcase a variety of approaches that rural communities have developed to expand broadband’s impact, leverage investments, and bridge the digital divide. But inspiration doesn’t stop at Minnesota’s border! Our keynote presenter, Dr. Roberto Gallardo will travel to Madden’s by way of the Purdue Center for Regional Development to pose the question, Is Rural Minnesota Poised for the Digital Age?
The Digital Economy is growing exponentially. Communities that are prepared will soar; those that aren’t will fall farther and farther behind. Roberto Gallardo has been watching this growth and the impact on rural areas. He understands the connection between broadband, digital inclusion and economic vitality at the community and individual level. He will share his most recent research on the impact of broadband on rural areas with a real focus on Minnesota, giving us insights on how we compare with other states – information we can use to inspire community leaders, policymakers and providers. Get a taste of what Roberto has to share in his TEDxJackson talk from 2016.
Check out the conference webpage for more details, including the preliminary agenda.
The 2017 Border to Border Broadband conference is your opportunity to connect and reconnect with others working for a future in which everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in our communities and across the globe.
We hope to see you there!