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Friday, November 18 • 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Workshop #1 is designed for participation by individuals and organizations that are Digital Equity Activists in the Kansas City Region (on both sides of the Missouri/Kansas state line). “Digital Equity Activists” would include, without limitation, individuals or organizations currently performing or actively planning to perform one or more the following functions:

  • Providing fiber and/or wireless broadband connections to households and/or businesses
  • Providing free or affordable high-speed Internet service plans
  • Providing free or affordable devices for productive use of high-speed Internet
  • Offering free or affordable education and skills training to facilitate adoption and productive use of high-speed Internet service
  • Directly supporting one or more of the four foregoing functions by:
  • o Navigating households and/or businesses to resources relevant to promoting widespread access to and adoption of broadband service
  • o Engaging households and/or businesses and other organizations in community-based and community-driven convenings regarding broadband access and adoption
  • o Providing or assisting efforts to obtain funding for digital equity planning and/or actions/projects with particular focus on identifying and prioritizing the needs of the most under-served communities

Registration for this event is FREE.

How  to Participate:
This event will be held in-person at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO.
If you are unable to attend in-person, you also have the option to join us virtually via Zoom.
The Zoom link will be provided in the email with your ticket selection of Virtual when you register through this invitation.

Recording of Workshop Sessions.
All sessions will be recorded for purposes of assisting on note-taking for reporting input gathered at the sessions.

The November 18 event is the first of two planned Workshops. This Workshop #1 presents an opportunity for Kansas City Region Digital Equity Activists to act as a community of practice by sharing information and co-working design and implementation plans for three “tool-kits” (each including a system to navigate to desired resources and other tools):
  • Technology Options for Affordable Access Toolkit
  • Affordable Devices Toolkit  
  • Digital Training Options Toolkit 
Workshop Participants are expected to collaboratively create valuable and easily accessible and navigable databanks and inventories of other practice tools. The objective is to promote synergies and teamwork and enhance the capacity of this community of practice to have positive collective impact when assisting in community engaged and community-driven broadband access and adoption initiatives.

The plan for Workshop #2, to be conducted in December or January, is to take the same approach, focused on building three additional toolkits:
  • Community Engagement Toolkit
  • Project/Program Evaluation Templates Toolkit
  • Funding Access & Deployment Toolkit
The Workshop series will include diverse stakeholders, including, among many other interest parties and collaborators, several residents and business owners from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Session Hosts

Community Co-Organizers

Community Co-Organizers

Friday November 18, 2022 8:00am - 12:00pm CST
Kauffman Conference Center

Attendees (7)