CALL FOR PANELS — Due March 31, 2008
International Summit for Community Wireless Networks
May 28-30, 2008, Washington, DC
Send panel proposals and questions to: email@example.com
Since the first National Summit for Community Wireless Networks in 2004, hundreds of community Internet and municipal broadband initiatives have sprung up around the globe. Internet access is increasingly important to all facets of civil society, but many communities are being left out of this communications revolution. “High-speed broadband access is the electricity of the 21st century, yet many rural and poorer urban communities are being left off the grid,” says Ben Scott, policy director of Free Press, a DC-based policy think-tank. “The innovators and organizers at the International Summit for Community Wireless Networks are blazing the trail to make broadband affordable and available to everyone.”
The 2008 summit will be co-hosted by the world’s largest general scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and continue its tradition of featuring wireless leaders, innovators, activists, and community networking visionaries from around the globe.
The Summit focuses on how wireless networks can better serve their target populations, the policies needed to support broader deployment of community wireless systems, and the latest technological and software innovations in the field. “Wireless networking is about far more than Internet connectivity,” states Sascha Meinrath, Summit Director. “It’s about building next-generation multi-media services for communities, fostering social and economic justice, and facilitating a vibrant arts and cultural scene.”
We invite your panel proposals and participation in this year’s International Summit for Community Wireless Networks to discuss and exchange ideas on how to make universal broadband access a reality. More information will be available soon at: www.wirelesssummit.org.
CALL FOR PANELS:
Interested presenters are encouraged to propose innovative panels focusing on the three themes for the Summit: technology, policy, and implementation. The International Summit for Community Wireless Networks distinguishes itself from typical technical and academic conferences by engaging all participants in an ongoing dialog that encourages a strategic approach to community wireless network development and telecommunications policy reform. Panelists will not simply present their own work and opinions — they will also serve as facilitators of a process that records lessons learned and help produce a comprehensive “to-do list” of action items for the coming months and years.
While three days is not long enough to develop a truly comprehensive strategic plan, panels at the Summit represent a significant opportunity for thinkers, developers, and stakeholders to produce substantial recommendations to support the development of community wireless networks. The Summit is, in essence, a gathering of leaders in the field and an opportunity to shape the future of this movement. Past panels can be reviewed at:
Panel ideas will be accepted on a rolling basis and must be received no later than March 31, 2008. Please send panel proposals of 250 words or less to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel stipends are available for speakers with financial need.
The NYCwireless NeedyNets program is proud to announce the completion of it’s 4th community wireless network in a Community Access affordable housing facility. 20 volunteers headed up to Davidson Avenue in the Bronx to complete the final phase of the project on December 7th. Residents when they move in will be greeted by a state of the art wireless network that provides free Internet access to all apartments, offices and common areas. Cisco was a key sponsor for this install providing 15 volunteers and equipment. Additional thanks to volunteers from Morgan Stanley and the generous support of Dunn Development. Click here and here for more info.
Open wireless Internet access provides crucial support for New York City’s digital community — bloggers, freelancers, artists, geeks, serial entrepreneurs, and everybody else.
Congrats Dana for the recognition of your efforts and successes!
NYCwireless is joining a bunch of other NYC-based Technology organizations in supporting the 2007 NYC Technology Sector Holiday Social. Keep the evening of Thursday, December 13th, 2007 open for FREE drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Details and RSVP: http://www.orgcom.info/Holiday
Everyone is invited-open source or closed- CTO or junior admin-personal business or Fortune 500. Our mission is to host a well rounded networking and social event, bringing together the
various technology sectors and companies in one professional networking event.
This is our second event, and this year, we have renamed the organizing entity to OrgCom, to emphasize the bridge-building amongst the most influential technical communities, andbetween the forward-looking firms in New York. And we’re working hard to develop OrgCom into an ongoing social community and resource for technology professionals, both in the virtual and real worlds.
With support from key groups, sponsors and interest from the City of New York, this year’s event will be even better — and better still with your help.
- Help Spread the Word — Tell friends, co-workers, and in fact anyone. Mentions in blogs and media sites are greatly appreciated-check out our site and pass this message on.
- Join New York’s Technology Sector as a community
- Support New York’s Technology Sector as a sponsor
Questions? Contact Us
If anyone has wireless equipment or other hardware that they’d like to provide for Katrina relief, please contact Matt Barr below. He is going down to Texas tomorrow with other people to help establish wireless networks for emergency communications support.
From: Matthew Barr
Date: September 7, 2005 9:25:38 PM EDT
Dana- We have 3 people from NY & CT going down tomorrow, as well as sasha’s folks..
We 3 are leaving from LGA, at 1230, to San Antonio- to help set up and get Kelly AFB working tech wise. More than that… we’ll figure out on the ground.
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