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Join a diverse array of local and national changemakers who are ideating, crafting and advancing key technology policy measures, and setting the stage to implement a robust tech agenda.

July 8, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST/PT

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Hosted by ASU in partnership with the Future of Tech Commission, this town hall event will feature a variety of talks and panels that address federal policy, state policy, and public-private partnership opportunities that;

 1) Promote digital equity for all. Bolstering broadband infrastructure, affordable access and universal adoption, and ensuring education, digital literacy, and increased economic opportunity particularly for rural and tribal land; 

2) Leverage technology to support innovations and access to workforce development which create pathways to opportunity and economic security. There will be opportunities for audience reflection and Q&A


10:00 a.m. MST/PT -  Opening, Welcome, and Land Recognition

 Lev Gonickjim_steyer  Donna Kidwell

Lev Gonick

Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University

Commissioner Jim Steyer

Founder, CEO, Common Sense

Donna Kidwell 

Chief Information Security and Digital Trust Officer, Arizona State University

10:10 a.m. MST/PT - Importance of Digital Equity and Access for Arizona

 Mark Kelly  
Arizona Senator Mark Kelly 

10:20 a.m. MST/ PT - Defining the Challenge: Student panel on digital equity and tribal nations

 bryan_brayboy Lorena AustinMary Haddad lourdes_pereirabreanna_smith

Bryan Brayboy

Vice President of Social Advancement, Senior Advisor to the President and President's Professor, ASU

 Bachelors in Transborder Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies, U.S. and Mexican Regional Immigration Policy and Economy

Mary Haddad

Conservation Biology and Ecology BS and Earth and Environmental Studies BA.

 Lourdes Pereira

Bachelor's in Justice Studies and American Indian Studies. 

Breanna Smith

Bachelors in Tourism Development and Management


11:00 a.m. MST/ PT -  Moving to Solutions: Changemaker panel on known and emerging solutions to multi-dimensional access

 robert_alvarado erin_carr-jordan callie_kozlak nicole_umayam

Robert Alvarado

Vice President, Information Management & Technology Services, Chicanos Por La Causa

Erin Carr-Jordan

Head of social impact; Head of ASU ADVANCE

Callie Kozlak

Associate Superintendent for Policy and Government Relations at Arizona Department of Education

Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Library Consultant, Arizona State Library

 11:30 a.m. MST/PT - Innovation and Workforce Vignettes + Q&A: Digital fluency as the evolution of digital equity

 meredyth_lacy angela_gunder

Meredyth Lacy

Head of Upskilling at Arizona State University

 Angela Gunder

Chief Academic Officer at Online Learning Consortium

For more information visit: www.futureoftechcommission.org