Digital Inclusion Week 2020!
Digital Inclusion Week (DIW) aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs. This year, Digital Inclusion Week occurs from October 5th-9th. The City of Austin and the Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA) are offering a whole host of events for residents to participate in virtually to learn more about Digital Inclusion. Learn about topics such as Digital Service Delivery During COVID-19, Digital Citizenship, Information Security, and more from local partners throughout the week.
DIW Poster Design Competition!
Austin Digital Inclusion Week is holding its first poster contest for school-aged youth to be used in all Digital Inclusion marketing throughout the year! The theme is: “What does Digital Equity mean to you?” Applicants must be 10-18 years of age and reside in Austin. Artwork may be submitted online, by mail, or in-person by appointment. Those interested can read the full guidelines and complete the entry form online.
CTTC Special Session on Digital Equity
In honor of DIW, the Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission (CTTC) will host a special session to discuss digital equity in Austin. This meeting will bring together stakeholders -- residents, nonprofits, City staff, officials, and elected leaders -- all together on the topic of digital inclusion on Friday, October 9th, starting at 3 pm. The meeting will be streamed live at http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live.
Those experiencing the impacts of the digital divide are invite to join to share their perspective with attending officials to begin a dialogue for future collaboration to make digital technology and access in Austin more equitable in the future. Interested individuals can read the instructions for those wishing to speak at the meeting. To speak remotely at the meeting, residents must contact the board liaison no later than noon on October 8th via phone (512)-974-7676 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Inclusion Week Events Calendar
DIW 2020 events can be found on this calendar, which is shared with the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem.
Submit Your DIW 2020 Event!
If your organization is hosting an even for DIW 2020, submit it here to be shared with our community.