Get ready for Digital Inclusion Week: Oct 7-11

Digital Inclusion Week is less than a month away! I always think this is a great excuse to offer that class you wanted to try or host that tech fair. Heck – the Blandin Foundation is hosting a whole conference! (The conference is Oct 8-10: Innovation, putting broadband to work. It is a perfect fit; the timing may be serendipitous.)

The folks at NDIA have made it easy to find an event in your area or promote an event you’re hosting. Check out the website for some fun ideas…

What Kinds of Events Do People Organize?

  • Digital resource fair– bring together digital inclusion providers for a family-friendly fair that promotes opportunities to learn and raffles devices or services to participants

  • Door-to-door outreach– canvass an area of the community with low rates of access to educate residents about low-cost broadband options and your organization’s services

  • Device donation drive– collect and refurbish used desktops and laptops to disseminate to program participants

  • One-day workshoprelated to a specific technology training need in your community (e.g. smartphones, cloud applications, computer basics)

  • Resume rally– help people learn how to create a resume and search online for job openings

  • Open house– to promote the work of your organization to the community and key stakeholders

  • Internet enrollment event– partner with a low-cost internet service provider to get people signed up for affordable broadband

 

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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