The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City and Philadelphia seek proposals for presentation at the Digital Inclusion Research Forum, to be held in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 12-13. The proposal deadline is July 21.
I am honored to serve on the advisory committee for the research forum.
Feel free to share this call for presentations with people who may be interested in submitting a proposal.
The conference will provide:
- A framework for existing research
- Relevant context and appropriate applications for using existing research
- A forum for informing and advancing new research
- Academics and researchers
- Broadband and digital inclusion policymakers (including state broadband and digital equity staff)
- Digital inclusion practitioners
The organizers are especially interested in these subtopics.
While the organizers will consider presentations across a range of subtopics related to digital inclusion, they are especially interested in presentations on the following ten subtopics.
- Existing research related to broadband and digital access among marginalized populations: Rural, urban communities, African American, Latino, Native American, etc.
- Considerations in conducting culturally informed research when working with marginalized populations
- Digital skills development across varying skill levels
- How research can better serve the needs of practitioners (from a practitioner’s perspective)
- Fundamentals of what practitioners should know about data collection, data availability, and measuring outcomes (from a research perspective)
- Integrating digital inclusion efforts into existing non-profit and government services
- Measuring the economic impact of broadband access and/or digital inclusion initiatives
- Qualitative data use in digital inclusion research
- Data opportunities and limitations, leveraging existing DI measurement tools and indices
- Research regarding program evaluation
How to submit a proposal and what to include
You may submit your proposal here. Joint submissions for co-presentations are welcome. The proposal deadline is July 21.
Proposals should convey how the session will support the conference objectives. Selection is competitive, so be sure to submit a compelling proposal within the 500-word limit.
Organizers will review and accept proposals on a rolling basis. We will extend invitations to present in early August. Those invited to present will receive a modest honorarium and reimbursement of reasonable travel costs.
Questions? Please contact Theresa Dunne, Community Development Research Analyst.