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Broadband Outreach and Engagement for Counties and Communities in Illinois

Local Broadband Outreach and Engagement
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For the past 3 years, Illinois Extension’s Illini Policy Fellows have been assigned to work with the Illinois Office of Broadband to enhance outreach efforts for broadband development across our counties. Continued collaboration with the Illinois Innovation Network, Broadband Regional Engagement for Adoption and Digital Equity (READY), and various local and regional institutions and organizations have enabled these scholars to develop perspectives on how counties or communities may consider local broadband outreach and engagement efforts. Join us for a presentation covering their involvement and updates on statewide efforts, resources, considerations for local outreach, and best practices or lessons learned. Participants can interact with speakers following the presentation.

Registration is required, but the webinar is free of charge.

About the presenters:

Alicia L. Ross
She is an Illini Science Policy Scholar with the Illinois Office of Broadband and the Illinois Broadband Lab. Alicia has extensive experience in learning technologies and began her work consulting Chicago schools as a technology advisor for training administrators, staff, and students on effective technology and software use. Her master’s degree at University of Chicago focused on the digital divide in developing countries, including research conducted in Ghana, West Africa. Alicia is a doctoral candidate in the Education, Policy, Leadership, and Organization (EPOL) Department with a concentration in Global Studies and a certificate in Learning Design Leadership (LDL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Chukwuemezie Emejuo
He is an Illini Science Policy Scholar with the DCEO Office of Broadband. He has a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. He has a focus on privacy and cybersecurity and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). His previous legal experience includes advising on policy issues, non-profit administration, and management, and he currently serves as Executive Director of My Intellectual Property Law Guide (MIPLG), a nonprofit that promotes intellectual property, technology, and competition law in Africa. 

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