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Wednesday, October 12 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
DLF Forum Closing Plenary

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DLF Forum attendees come together to close out this year's Forum with a keynote by Andrew Coy, some closing thoughts, and our announcement for our 2023 event location and venue. This session will be live-streamed and recorded.

Keynote: Striving for Digital Equity for Everyone: Lessons Learned Along the Way
The Digital Divide is not a new problem, but there is a new degree of awareness, resources, and approaches to addressing this critical issue. Follow individual pathway and collective efforts in Baltimore and beyond, with lessons learned along the way, to build digital equity opportunities and points of access, as recounted through the experiences and work of Andrew Coy, who has previously served as a Senior Advisory on the Tech & Innovation Team of the Obama White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy and currently is the Executive Director of the Digital Harbor Foundation, founding Board Member of the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, and is a School Board Commissioner for the Baltimore City Public School System.

About Andrew:
Andrew Coy is a driven problem-solver with experience at the intersection of nonprofit, government, and technology. After serving as a teacher and technology integration specialist in Baltimore City Public School System, Mr. Coy launched the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center in 2013 and the Center of Excellence for Innovation in Technology Education in 2014. In 2015 he was asked to serve as a Senior Advisor on President Obama’s Tech and Innovation Team in the White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy where he served through the end of the Obama Administration. In this capacity, he led initiatives including National Week of Making, Nation of Makers, the Kid Science Advisors Campaign, and was on the organizing team for numerous other efforts including the WH Science Fair, WH Water Summit, WH Frontiers Conference, and South by South Lawn.
After leaving the White House, he has consulted on national projects including the CSforALL, the Nation of Makers Conference, the 2018 National STEM Summit, STEM Next Opportunity Fund, and was the lead author for the Computer Science Education and Professional Development Findings Report to Governor Lawrence Hogan and for the Invention Education Framework commissioned by Lemelson Foundation. In 2018, Andrew returned to his role as Executive Director of the Digital Harbor Foundation, where he leads the organization’s efforts to bridge the digital divide through impact opportunities locally and across the country.

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Aliya Reich

Program Manager for Conferences and Events, CLIR

Wednesday October 12, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
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