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Do you know these people?
Thom Clark. Michael Maranda. Lowry Taylor. Bruce Montgomery, skincare Nicol Turner Lee. Shaz Rasul. Vincent Caskill. Nichole Pinkard. Sandee Kastrul. Rose Mabwa.
Now, these may not be names you see every day in the paper, but to the foundation executives, non-profit agencies and city officials in the know, these are some of the people who make it happen in Chicago’s neighborhoods, bringing resources, training and capacity-building support to hundreds of Chicago non-profits and hundreds of thousands of local residents in every underserved community in Chicago.
CHICAGO: The Neighborhood Technology Leader.
Whether you know it or not, Chicago leads the way in neighborhood technology and digital inclusion activities, as the recent first-in-the-country broadband grants given to the city totalling over $21.7 million dollars proved conclusively. Yet who are the people who behind the scenes and out of the public spotlight for 20 years created more than 600 technology centers, 100 training programs, 300+ non-profit agencies and more? Who coined and popularized the terms “digital excellence, digital demonstration communities” that got the attention of federal officials?
On Friday, October 29, 2010, Meet The People Leading The Neighborhood Digital Excellence Movement!
Well, you can find out on Friday, October 29, 2010! Some of the most talented and creative people creating the innovative programs and initiatives on the neighborhood technology scene – the people who defined and coined the term “digital excellence” – are just some of the more than two dozen speakers and presenters, from both the local and national scene, that will be present on Friday, October 29, 2010, as the Chicago Digital Access Alliance Inc. presents the 1st Chicago Neighborhood Digital Excellence Conference and Technology Fair (DexCon2010).
HOSTED BY DEPAUL EGAN CENTER, 1 EAST JACKSON IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
This unique first-of-its-kind in the country one-day conference will be held at the DePaul University Egan Center in downtown Chicago, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, Lower Level, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
A FULL DAY OF WORKSHOPS, A LUNCHEON, ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AND A DIGITAL EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION RECEPTION
The day-long conference, focused on digital excellence activities, practitioners and learning opportunities, is expected to draw several hundred people from throughout metropolitan Chicago. Activities include morning workshops, a luncheon with a nationally-known keynote speaker, afternoon discussion sessions and a digital excellence roadshow recognition reception honoring digital excellence practitioners and advocates from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the lower level.
WHO WILL BE AT THE CONFERENCE? AND WHY SHOULD YOU BE?
We expect 200 individuals, 50 non-profits, representatives from 25 foundations and people from around the Midwest to be in attendance at the conference. WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US.
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
All the conference details are contained here. Check here and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed #DexCon2010 @cdaadigital for all the details. And you can officially register for the conference here via Paypal and Google Checkout.
Keep checking here for details on the conference and all the activities of the Chicago Digital Access Alliance Inc. – Neighborhoods Connected, Citizens Empowered(tm)
The 4th quarter of 2011 will be the busiest one of the year for the Chicago Digital Access Alliance (CDAA) with three major events on tap.
DEXCON FALL 2011
This year’s Dexcon(tm) Fall 2011, viagra sale which was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, food October 28-29, 2011, will now be moved to back to the original schedule for 2011 in 2012, which is a Spring Dexcon 2012 in May 2012 and our Dexcon Fall 2012 in October 2012. Of course next year will be a presidential election year so there will be lots of excitement around who will be President in January 2013. We may have a Digital Excellence Road Show Dinner event before the end of the year.
So look for the Chicago Neighborhood Digital Excellence Conference and Technology Fair, known as DexCon(tm), in the Spring and Fall of 2012. Locations to be announced, watch this page for more info.
PASTORS’ TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES BREAKFAST – WEST SIDE
Finally, The FaithTech Network, in partnership with the CDAA and hosted by Connected Living Inc. will present its West Side Pastors’ Technology Resources Breakfast, on Friday, November 4, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Wallace’s Catfish Corner, 2800 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60624. The Honorable Danny Davis, 7th Congressional District Congressman and Rev. Kirk Gayton, who is developing one of the West Side’s largest CTCs, will be among the featured speakers.
NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS – WEST SIDE
Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the CDAA presents its Neighborhood Technology Congress – West Side at the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center, 3600 West Cermak Road. Workshops, discussions, a keynote address, exhibits, raffling of 10 refurbished computers and free refreshments round out the 4-hour event. ADMISSION IS FREE but seats are limited. For information, visit the Congress website at http://www.cdaatechcongress.org.
All three events are part of the CDAA’s five-year “Connecting Chicago Neighborhoods To Digital Excellence” campaign which focuses on bringing technology to neighborhoods and neighborhood residents to technology resources through linking community technology/public computing centers to digital skills building initiatives.
Want to know more? You can call us at 312-473-0373 or 312-912-9668.