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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018

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Connecting Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous Connectivity Summit will be a unique event focused on connecting Indigenous communities in North America to the Internet. This community-led forum will showcase success stories of Indigenous community networks in Canada, the United States and around the globe to help find solutions to improve Internet access for all. We’ll explore themes including community development and sustainability in a two-day series of panels, presentations and discussions.

The Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2018 is an initiative of the Internet Society, University of Alberta North, First Mile Connectivity Consortium, and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.

Visit our Community Networks page to learn more about the Internet Society’s activities on community networking.

Pre-Summit Training Session

A two-day training session will be held on October 8-9 for Indigenous people who are currently operating a community network, or who are planning to deploy one. Please fill out Interest Area Survey for Pre-Summit Training Session or contact us for more details.

Interest Area Survey

Who should participate?

When it comes to connecting communities, we need everyone on board. The Indigenous Connectivity Summit will gather community network managers/operators, Indigenous-owned Internet service providers, community members, researchers, policy makers and Indigenous leadership to join the conversation. We’ll discuss ways to ensure Alaska Native, American Indian, Inuit, First Nation and Métis communities have affordable, high-quality and sustainable Internet access, and how it can support social and economic development.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring the Indigenous Connectivity Summit is a great way to align your business and brand with a community-driven contribution to the open Internet: connecting Indigenous communities. To learn more about the sponsorship levels, visit our Sponsorship brochure page.

For more information about the Indigenous Connectivity Summit, please contact:

Mark Buell
Internet Society
(613) 715-3508
buell@isoc.org


Image credit: Daniel Case from Wikimedia Commons

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Time

Monday 08 October 2018 –

Friday 12 October 2018

Location

University of Alberta North (Training)

116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

Midnight Sun Recreation Center (Summit)

95 Gwich'in Rd, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0, Canada

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