[Air-L] Call for Presentations: Digital Inclusion Research Forum, October 12-13, 2023

Colin Rhinesmith crhinesmith at metro.org
Mon Jul 10 14:53:03 PDT 2023

The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City and Philadelphia seek proposals for presentation <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWJ7MFL> at the Digital Inclusion Research Forum, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 12-13. The proposal deadline is July 21.
Forum objectives
The conference will provide:
A framework for existing research
Relevant context and appropriate applications for using existing research
A forum for informing and advancing new research
Forum audience
Academics and researchers
Broadband and digital inclusion policymakers (including state broadband and digital equity staff)
Digital inclusion practitioners
The organizers are especially interested in these subtopics.

While the organizers will consider presentations across a range of subtopics related to digital inclusion, they are especially interested in presentations on the following ten subtopics.

Existing research related to broadband and digital access among marginalized populations: Rural, urban communities, African American, Latino, Native American, etc.
Considerations in conducting culturally informed research when working with marginalized populations
Digital skills development across varying skill levels
How research can better serve the needs of practitioners (from a practitioner’s perspective)
Fundamentals of what practitioners should know about data collection, data availability, and measuring outcomes (from a research perspective)
Integrating digital inclusion efforts into existing non-profit and government services
Measuring the economic impact of broadband access and/or digital inclusion initiatives <>
Qualitative data use in digital inclusion research
Data opportunities and limitations, leveraging existing DI measurement tools and indices
Research regarding program evaluation
How to submit a proposal and what to include
You may submit your proposal here <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWJ7MFL>. Joint submissions for co-presentations are welcome. The proposal deadline is July 21.
Proposals should convey how the session will support the conference objectives. Selection is competitive, so be sure to submit a compelling proposal within the 500-word limit.
Organizers will review and accept proposals on a rolling basis. We will extend invitations to present in early August. Those invited to present will receive a modest honorarium and reimbursement of reasonable travel costs.
Feel free to share this call for presentations with people who may be interested in submitting a proposal.
Questions? Please contact Theresa Dunne <mailto:theresa.dunne at phil.frb.org>, Community Development Research Analyst (cc’d).

Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D.
Pronouns: he/him
Founder and Director, Digital Equity Research Center
Metropolitan New York Library Council
https://dercenter.org <https://dercenter.org/>

Research Fellow
Quello Center for Media and Information Policy
Michigan State University

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