Interact with elected officials, key stakeholder organizations, federal agencies, broadband providers, and civic leaders. Become more informed, more engaged, and more inspired in reshaping Wyoming communities.

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Agenda will include:

• Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide - speaker Jeremy Hegle, Sr. Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

• Bringing Prosperity Throughout Wyoming - speakers Jim Espy, co-chair Rural Council; Brian Worthen, CEO Visionary Communications; Lindsay Forepaugh, CFO High West Energy; Jeremy Hegle, SCDA FRB.

• Broadband Partnerships – Community Driven Solutions - speakers Jerimiah Rieman, ED Wyo. County Commissioners Assoc.; Russ Elliott, Broadband Coord. Wyo. Business Council; Karen Perry, Sr. Policy Advisor NTIA.

• USDA ReConnect and Federal Support for Broadband - Pattie Snidow, Community Solutions Specialist USDA RD; Scott Sutherland, BP Director USDA RD.

• The Digital Inclusion Imperative - speaker Dr. Roberto Gallardo, AD Purdue Center for Regional Development/Extension.

• Coalition Building and Community Priorities-Round table Discussion - moderators Russ Elliott, BC WBC; Katherine Bates, Manager State & Local Partnerships, NTIA BroadbandUSA.

• Broadband Data Overview/Using Broadband Data to Jump-start Your Planning Process – Working Session - moderators Karen Perry, Sr. Policy Advisor NTIA; Robert Tse, Sr. Policy Advisor, USDA Rural Utilities Services.

• Action Planning for Communities - speaker Karen Perry, NTIA.

• Closing Remarks/Comments - Russ Elliott, BC Coord., WBC; and Wally Wolski, State Director, Wyo., USDA Rural Development.

Presenters and staff will be available for one-on-one conversations, approximately 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

(Agenda may be subject to change.)

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  • Starting Saturday, September 28th, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, October 10, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Saturday, September 28th, 2019, repeated every day until Thursday, October 10, 2019 — all day


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