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Digital Inclusion Summit

August 06, 2019 Dallas Fed

As the digital economy grows, digital inclusion represents economic inclusion leading to better outcomes in: civic engagement, education, employment, financial services, and health and household financial stability, among other key areas of economic growth. However, broadband access and adoption continue to lag behind for certain population segments including low-income communities. At the summit on Aug. 6, we will convene local leaders from the city, county, education sector, financial institutions, foundations, nonprofits and others to discuss collaborative approaches to achieving digital equity and inclusion for all Dallas communities.

Topics to be covered in this one-day conference include:

  • Digital inclusion, economic growth and mobility
  • Broadband access and infrastructure
  • Digital skills gap in the workforce
  • Affordable internet services and devices
  • Bridging the digital divide in Dallas: A solutions showcase

Join us and learn how you can incorporate digital inclusion into your organizational plans.

Our partners in planning this event include the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas Innovation Alliance, Paul Quinn College, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas.


  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.




August 6
8:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. The Digital Divide and Economic Mobility
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Public Assets and Infrastructure
11:00 a.m. The Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: How Cities and Counties Are Leading the Way
1:30 p.m. Affordable Internet Services and Devices                                          
2:15 p.m. Digital Inclusion and Economic Development
3:00 p.m.

Call to Action and Next Steps

3:15 p.m. Solutions Showcase | Atrium
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
For More Information

Contact Julie Gunter with any questions.