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Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2019

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Day 1: 12 November 2019

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome Remarks and Opening Ceremony

Geoffrey Blackwell, Emcee
09:00 – 09:30

Keynote: When Communities Get Connected Amazing Things Can Happen

09:30 – 12:00

Morning Breakouts (Simultaneous sessions A and B) 

A. Round Table Kūkākūkā
Explore: Native and Indigenous Connectivity Fundamentals


- What are Community Networks
- What is an Internet Exchange Point?
- Introduction to Spectrum
- Funding Opportunities for Communities
- Deployment Lessons

B. Long-Table Kūkākūkā
Navigate: Current State of Native and Indigenous Connectivity


- Stories of Success
- Regulatory Update
- Current Challenges
- Partnership Opportunities
- Local Perspective

(Networking Break 10:30-11:00)
12:00 – 13:00

Lunch, Fireside Chat

Current Deployment Lessons: Hawaiʻi and Ulukhaktok
13:00 – 14:00

Training Webinar Readouts:

- Read out from ISOC Community Network Webinar Series 
- Read out from ISOC Policy Webinar Series
14:00 – 14:30

Flash Session: Insights and More from Morning Sessions

14:30 – 15:00

Networking Break

15:00 – 16:00

Breakout Round Table Kūkākūkās

(Topics to Explore from Morning Sessions)
16:00 – 16:30

Round Tables Report Back to Plenary

16:30 – 17:00

Long-Table Kūkākūkā: Thoughts on Day 1; Looking Forward to Day 2

19:00 – 21:00

Community Feast

Day 2: 13 November 2019

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome Back

Geoffrey Blackwell
09:00 – 09:30

Community Network Case Study 

09:30 – 09:45

Flash Session: Indigenous Communities Using the Internet to Amplify Culture and Language

09:45 – 10:00

Flash Session: Creating the Right Environment to Amplify Culture and Language

10:00 – 10:15

Flash Session: Regulatory Impacts

10:15 – 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 – 10:45

Flash Session: Digital Literacy – What is the Role of Schools and other Institutions?

10:45 – 11:30

Breakout Roundtable Kūkākūkā

(Tables rotate every 15 minutes)
11:30 – 12:00

Report Back to Plenary: Outcomes and Plans for the Future

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch
Fireside chat

13:00 – 13:30

Case Study: Indigenous Communities Creating Digital Content

13:30 – 13:45

Flash Session: Creating Digital Savvy Communities: How to Create, Welcome, and Incubate the Local Tech Economy

13:45 – 14:00

Flash Session: How are National Broadband Societies Developed?

14:00 – 14:15

Flash Session: Creating and Promoting Self-Determined Content on the Internet 

14:15 – 14:45

Networking break

14:45 – 15:30

Breakout Roundtable Kūkākūkā

(Tables Rotate Every 15 Minutes)
15:30 – 16:00

Report Back to Plenary: Outcomes and Plans for the Future

16:00 – 16:30

Long-Table Kūkākūkā: Looking Forward

- What Have we Learned?
- What are we Going to do with that Information?
- How Can we Support Communities to Get Access on their own Terms?
16:30 – 17:00

Summit Closing

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Time

Tuesday 12 November 2019 –

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Location

University of Hawai’i at Hilo, College of Hawaiian Language

Hale‘ōlelo
113 Nowelo St
Hilo, HI 96720
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Indigenous Connectivity Summit Training Workshop

Time:
Thursday November 14 - Saturday November 16 2019
Location:
Pu`uhonua O Waimanalo
Oahu, Hawai'i

To say that the Internet Society’s Indigenous Connectivity Summit was an eye-opening experience would be an understatement … the Summit provided a unique chance to interact with key members of the Internet and broadband community, all working to eliminate the digital divide.

— Burt Lum, Internet Society Hawai'i Chapter President

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