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Watch: FCC Digital Skills Gap Symposium & Town Hall

Moderated by WRC's Matthew Bauer with presentations by Erica Hixon, Program Director - WRC DigitalBridge, and other digital-equity subject-matter experts and community leaders, working to advance digital equity in the US.

[Via] "The FCC’s Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) and the Media Bureau hosted this event to examine the issues and challenges that states and localities face in addressing the need for greater adoption of digital skills training, and featured a keynote by former FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn. The Symposium and Town Hall provided information to attendees on what federal and state government entities, non-profit sector, community-based organizations, and other diverse stakeholders are doing to close the digital divide and advance digital literacy for all Americans...."

FCC Digital Skills Gap Town Hall participants
Community leaders and subject matter experts, from across the US, discuss solutions for improving digital equity and advancing US digital excellence at the FCC Digital Skills Gap Symposium & Town Hall, September 22, 2022


  • Matthew Bauer, Vice President and Executive Director Connected Communities, Wireless Research Center* Lead, Digital Skills Workstream, Innovation and Access Working Group Member, CEDC

  • Dr. Dianne Lynch, President Stephens College* Subject Matter Expert, Innovation and Access Working Group, CEDC

  • Leticia Latino-Van Spluteren, CEO Neptuno USA* Innovation and Access Working Group Member, CEDC


  • Susan Corbett, Founder National Digital Equity Center* Innovation and Access Working Group Member, CEDC

  • Dr. Jon Gant, Dean, School of Library and Information Sciences North Carolina Central University* Subject Matter Expert, Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group, CEDC

  • Kari Gray, Digital Equity Program Director, Community Tech Network

  • Allison Grubbs, Director Broward County Libraries Division State of Florida

  • Elizabeth Gillum, Digital Navigator, SOAR Kentucky

  • Erica Hixon, North Carolina Program Director Digital Bridge, Wireless Research Center

  • Kermit Kaleba, Strategy Director for Employer Aligned Credential Programs, Lumina Foundation

  • Alonso Meléndez, Digital Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, Multnomah County Library Portland, Oregon

  • Pamela Price, Deputy Director Balm in Gilead

  • Andrew Tein, Public Sector Partnerships and Customer Success, Coursera

  • Dr. Harold Trulear, Associate Professor of Applied Theology, Howard University School of Divinity National Director, Healing Communities

  • Joseph Valandra, Sr., Vice President Tribal Communications, LLC

  • Jeff Wissel, Chief Accessibility Officer, Disability:IN

  • Juliet Fink Yates, Digital Inclusion Manager Office of Innovation and Technology City of Philadelphia


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