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Week 4: October 27-29

Tuesday, October 27

9:00 am     Welcome

9:30 am
Connecting Residents to Essential Services: Solutions for Local Communities by Deb Socia, President and CEO, The Enterprise Center, Chattanooga, TN (BoB blog archive)

10:35     Open Space Idea Generation
What do YOU want to learn more about and discuss? Bring your ideas and generate new ideas in small groups – the discussions will take place Wednesday. (BoB blog archive)

11:45         Wrap-Up

12:00 pm  Adjourn


Wednesday, October 28

9:00 am     Welcome

9:20     Open Space Discussions I

9:50     Report Back to Group

10:05   Open Space Discussions II

10:35   Report Back to Group

BoB blog archive

10:45    Digital Ready Communities Report Back
Throughout the month of October, three Minnesota communities (Koochiching Technology Initiative, Le Sueur County, and Rock County) have been participating in a condensed version of Purdue University Center for Regional Development’s Digital Ready Community program. Hear about what they’ve learned so far! (BoB blog archive)

11:45        Wrap-Up

12:00 pm  Adjourn

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Closing Reception
It’s been a busy month of broadband! Please join us for one more opportunity to network, reflect, and share feedback and learning. We plan to recognize all-star participants, play a little trivia, and give everyone a chance to share an idea.


Thursday, October 29

Watch live on our YouTube station!

9:00 am     Welcome

9:15 am
How I Think About the Importance of Communities in the 21st Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Author, Reporter, Columnist, New York Times
Moderated by Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota | Introduction by former US Senator Al Franken

10:30     2020 MN County Broadband Reports: Measured Progress, Accelerated Need, by Ann Treacy, Treacy Information Services

11:00         Learning Cohort Breakouts and Feedback

11:30         Closing Words

12:00 pm   Adjourn


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