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YOUR VO!CE 2020: Community Survey Is Closed

*** Findings from the survey will be combined with other data collection efforts and compiled into a final study to be released Summer 2020. Stay tuned! *** How does access to the Internet affect people’s lives in Multnomah County? Who is included in our digital economy and who’s being left out? Whose voices and experiences are being represented in local media? Your Vo!ce 2020 intends to find out. The Your Vo!ce-Our Communications Technology 2020 initiative seeks to understand who has access to the Internet and media technology; how people are using technology to connect, inform and engage in their communities;…

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City of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler welcomes attendees and spoke about digital inclusion as an essential component to participatory democracy and economic opportunity.

2018 Digital Inclusion Summit

On May 10, 2018, the Digital Inclusion Network (DIN), led by Multnomah County Library and the City of Portland Office for Community Technology (OCT), hosted the 2018 Digital Inclusion Summit. Over 120 individuals attended throughout the day representing 69 unique organizations. The theme for the full-day event was ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY and included a series of featured speakers, panel discussions, and networking breaks to help advance our collective efforts to build a digitally connected, prosperous community. Thanks to the production support of Open Signal the event was live streamed and is available for replay here. A summary video produced by MetroEast Community…

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Portland Adopts DEAP

The MHCRC Chair, Carol Studenmund, along with many others, urged the Portland City Council to adopt the Digital Equity Action Plan (DEAP) during Council consideration of the plan on April 6. The Portland Council unanimously adopted the plan, which establishes a series of strategic actions for public, private and nonprofit partners in Portland/Multnomah County to undertake to address digital equity. The Council also directed the City of Portland's Office for Community Technology to implement the plan with community partners. View a pdf of the plan. UPDATE: Since the adoption of the Digital Equity Action Plan in April 2016, the DEAP…

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City Club Friday Forum: Digital Inclusion

The City Club of Portland held a Friday Forum on Digital Inclusion and Tech Diversity in Portland. The panel included Patricia A. (Pat) McDonald, Intel Vice president of Human Resources; Sam Blackman, CEO of Elemental Technologies and force behind TechTown; Dwayne Johnson, Social Alchemist from Innovate Oregon; Vailey Oehlke: Multnomah County Library District Director; and Malia Spencer (moderator), a Reporter covering tech, startups and funding for the Portland Business Journal. From the description: " How $300 million plus two coalitions are positioning Portland to disrupt the face of tech and who has access to it. With Portland's tech workforce at 67%…

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