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National Summit on State Systemic Inclusion Planning:
Moving the Dials on Intergenerational Poverty

Draft Agenda

April 27 – 28, 2023
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta, Georgia

This two-day action-planning and networking convening brings together leaders who are or hope to become engaged in developing their State’s plan and funding request to the National Telecommunications Administration (NTIA), for $1+ billion over four-years to States for digital equity in support of economic inclusion.  NCDE, Bank On Georgia, and our strategic partners – including NTIA, National Governors Association, Avid Products, Bluum, CDW, Convergence, HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions, National Assn. of Professional Development Schools, SkillsCommons, State Financial Empowerment Leaders Network, and VirBELA – stand ready to support State leaders from key inclusion dimensions at the summit.

State leaders in DEI and in digital, financial and economic inclusion will learn about and share promising strategies to remove digital divide barriers of every kind and strengthen pathways out of poverty for families, communities, and individuals of all ages. Our aim is to assist states to submit highly impactful plans that ensure that the federal digital equity/economic inclusion investments leverage community reinvestment and other resources over the next four years to produce significant impacts on poverty.

 

Thursday April 27, 2023  Pre-Summit Workshop on CRA for Non-Bankers

9:00-11:30 AM

“Tapping Community Reinvestment Act Support, for non-bankers”

Optional, free pre-summit workshop offered jointly by FDIC and OCC for non-bankers, orienting them to strategies for partnering with their local banks to optimize Community Reinvestment Act funding impacts on poverty.

Day One  Thursday, April 27, 2023

Noon

Buffet lunch and welcoming remarks

1:10 PM

Introduction of keynote speaker by host, Venus Lockett, lead advisor, Bank On Georgia

1:15 PM

Keynote Presentation: “The Unprecedented Challenge and Opportunity of the Digital Equity Act”: presented by Dr. Robert McLaughlin, executive director, National Collaborative for Digital Equity

2:00 PM

Q & A with the keynote speaker, moderated by Terry Lee, FDIC Atlanta

2:15 PM

Agenda Overview: State team strategizing for learning, networking & sharing – presented by Jenelle Leonard, director, leadership development for inclusion, National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE)

2:30 PM

“Suggestions for Leveraging Summit Time to Enhance Your State Planning and Funding Request”, Angela Thi Bennett (invited), digital equity program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

3:00 PM

Break and refreshments: networking time!

3:20 PM

1st concurrent Breakout Session: Inclusion Leaders compiling recommendations for ways their expertise can contribute to State plans for impact on poverty

                        Breakout Room A:  Financial Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Nikita Pearson (invited), Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs, FDIC

                        Breakout Room B:  Economic & Educational Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Ji Soo Song (invited), digital equity advisor, US Department of Education.

                        Breakout Room C:  Digital Inclusion Leaders:  Welcoming remarks by Tom Finn, CEO, Avid Products

Breakout Room D:  DEI Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Janice Underwood (invited), director, office of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, Office of Personnel Management

4:20 PM

Plenary session:  Breakout Groups Report-Out, highlighting ways experts and resources in their inclusion dimension can best enhance State plans to impact poverty. Moderated by Terry Lee, FDIC.

4:45 PM

Wrap-up

5:00 PM

Reception and Systemic Inclusion Resource Showcase: welcoming remarks by Bonnie Sutton

6:15 – 7:15 PM

Buffet Dinner and Featured Presentation, Nikita Pearson (invited), Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs, FDIC

Day Two  Friday, April 28, 2023

7:45 AM

Continental breakfast: networking time!

8:15 AM

Manchester’s systemic inclusion efforts: a case study – remarks offered by Ken Sheldon, NH state president, Bank of America

8:30 AM

Welcome and introduction of featured panelists by Amanda Winters, program director, workforce development and higher education, National Governors Association

8:35 AM

Panel: “Role of banking and financial empowerment coalitions in a systemic approach to digital equity and poverty”

Panelists: 

Bola Delano, executive director, Bank On Illinois

Patrick Eichholtz (invited), executive director, Bank On Florida

Tori Hamilton (invited), executive director, Bank On Connecticut

Abby Hughes Holsclaw (invited), executive director, Bank On Arkansas and Asset Funders Network

Venus Lockett, lead advisor, Bank On Georgia

Marquita Robertson (invited), Bank On North Carolina

9:05 AM

Q & A with the panelists

9:15 AM

Break & transition to concurrent break-out sessions

9:40 AM

2nd concurrent Breakout Session: Inclusion Leaders compiling priority requests by leaders in their inclusion dimension for support from those in other dimensions, to enhance their efficacy:

Breakout Room A:  Financial Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Camron Doss, chief, strategic partnerships, FDIC

Breakout Room B:  Economic & Educational Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Manny Lamarre, senior advisor force development & economic mobility, US Department of Labor

Breakout Room C:  Digital Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Dean Folkers (invited), director, education data and technology, Council of Chief State School Officers

Breakout Room D:  DEI Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Leslie Saucedo (invited), director, office of civil rights, FEMA

10:40 AM

Break and refreshments: networking time!

11:00 AM

Plenary session:  Concurrent groups report out, highlighting ways in which those in one inclusion dimension most want those in others to support their efforts, moderated by Terry Lee, FDIC Atlanta

11:30 AM

State teams in roundtables brainstorming ways different inclusion dimension strategies & resources should be reflected in their State plan and funding request

12:15 PM

Buffet lunch: networking time!

1:15 PM

State teams in roundtables preparing to report out briefly (“two-minute sprint”), highlighting most important digital divide and economic inclusion challenges their need-sensing has uncovered thus far

1:45 PM

State teams report out (2 minutes each): Their state’s priority digital divide and economic inclusion concerns

(Break and refreshments available throughout State report-outs)

3:00 PM

3rd concurrent Breakout Session: Inclusion Leaders quickly highlight inclusion resources and allies that can help States with their priority concerns

Breakout Room A:  Financial Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Dr. Gerry Hanley, executive director for SkillsCommons and MERLOT, California State University

Breakout Room B:  Economic & Educational Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Dr. Robbie Melton, interim provost, Tennessee State University, and founder HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative

Breakout Room C:  Digital Inclusion Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Roger Rosen, president and founder, Rosen Digital

Breakout Room D:  DEI Leaders: Welcoming remarks by Tinisha Agramonte (invited), chief diversity officer, Disney

3:35 PM

Closing Plenary: Concurrent groups report-on on how inclusion allies and resources can help states with their priority digital divide and economic inclusion concerns, moderated by Jenelle Leonard, NCDE

4:05 PM

Wrap-up, thanks and next steps:  Angie Bennett, NTIA, and Bob McLaughlin, NCDE