The 2014 Minnesota Broadband Conference is done. Whew! It was great to see some faces I hadn’t seen in years – and a few new folks. It’s a bittersweet example of how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. We’re still asking “What is Broadband” but we’re also talking about how to get a gig. The digital divide is still there and it’s getting exacerbated by the increasing chasm. We need to continue to work for broadband expansion – deployment and adoption. But we’re getting closer – and I left the conference inspired.
Bernadine Joselyn offers her parting remarks – I think she always does a good job framing the work for the future…
And I thought I’d try to provide ready reference access here to the various posts from the conference. I may add a few more – and I’ll try to get in and fix typos over the next week but I like to get the information out as soon as I can.
- You can access a video archive of much of the conference courtesy of Connect Minnesota.
- You can check out what everyone is saying about the conference on our Social Media Wall.
And you can get the notes, video and PowerPoints (when available) from each session:
- 10 Blandin Broadband Communities Named at the MN Broadband Conference
- Grasp Your Goal Before Your Feet Hit the Ground! From Jim Bensen
- State Policy Makers and Doers Preview Highlights of What’s Coming and What Could Be
- Making Public-Private Partnerships Work!
- How Education Initiatives and Innovations Impact Broadband Deployment and Use
- Minnesota Broadband Availability Speeds Have Increased, but Some Regions Still Lag Behind (Connect MN research)
- Libraries and Technology Centers – Places of Access and Innovation
- Best of the BBCs (Blandin Broadband Communities)
- Broadband-based Economic Development
- Youth Speak for Themselves at MN Broadband Conference
- Developments in Federal Broadband Policy: What Should Minnesota Be Paying Attention To?
- Welcome to the 2014 Broadband Conference from Bernadine Joselyn
- Border to Border Broadband Film Fest
- Preconference Session ~ Broadband Networks: Community Considerations