GIS-Pro 2020 has ended
Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

You must be registered to access the online platform (which is not this Sched agenda). 

Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Tuesday, September 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Connected Nation: Lunch & Learn Partner Session - Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access

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Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access with Connected Nation

Join us for this Lunch & Learn session with Connected Nation, a US national non-profit focused on improving lives through technology. CN will explain how their team assesses and plans for the expansion of broadband access, adoption, and use. Connected Nation works to empower people with technology skills and resources to improve their quality of life, and develops public-private partnerships to bring technology access to targeted geographies and population. We'll look at how this mandate fits into the purview of economic development and how your community could potentially benefit. Bring your questions!

We'll look at:
  • Sourcing better broadband data for your region
  • Community broadband assessments: Access, Adoption, and Use
  • Local technology action planning and partnership building
  • Digital inclusion and telework job creation programming
  • How to make this work to improve telehealth for your community

Presenters: Eric Frederick and Chris Pedersen

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Chris Pedersen

Executive Vice President Development & Planning, Connected Nation
Chris Pedersen serves as Executive Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation, a national non-profit focused on improving lives through technology. Chris leads nationwide development and planning efforts related to initiating community development, workforce... Read More →
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Eric Frederick

Vice President, Community Affairs, Connected Nation
Eric Frederick is the vice president for community affairs for Connected Nation, a community technology planning expert, and sought-after speaker on issues of community development and broadband. Eric earned his bachelor’s in planning from Northern Michigan University and his Masters... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT