Agenda

2nd Annual Community Technology Symposium Agenda

March 1, 2011

Advanced Micro Devices
7171 Southwest Pkwy
Austin, TX 78735

8:00 Registration & Breakfast

8:30 Opening & Welcome
Laura Morrison, Austin City Council
Emcee: John-Scott Horton, Skillpoint Alliance

8:45-9:15 General Session
Austin Connects State of the Community Update
Learn what Austin Connects and our partners have been up to, including information on the City’s technology ascertainment survey and how you can participate in the upcoming Community Technology Mapping project!
Speakers:
Stacy Bouwman, Skillpoint Alliance
Terry Dyke, City of Austin
Chip Rosenthal, Unicom Systems Development

Moderator: John Speirs, City of Austin


9:15 1st Door Prize Drawing

9:30 Pecha Kucha #1-3
A Pecha Kucha is a fun, fast-paced presentation style also known as 20×20. Each presenter gets 20 slides which they must present in 20 seconds each, or just over 6 minutes. The topic for our presenters is “How my organization is using technology to engage our clients.” Sign up today to be one of our 9 Pecha Kucha presenters! To sign up send an email to sheena@austinfree.net.

For more information on 20×20 visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha.
Moderator: Stacy Bouwman, Skillpoint Alliance

9:45-10:30 Breakout Sessions

Digital Storytelling Roundtable
Come participate in a discussion lead by author, Rabbi and PhD Raine Teller on the importance of storytelling for your community, the value of chronicling of memories and impressions of real life and preserving history, digitally, for future generations.
Speaker: Rabbi Raine Teller, PhD, Austin Free-Net
Moderator: Teenya Franklin, Austin Free-Net

Accessibility and Instructional Technology
Accessibility experts will discuss issues of technology access for people with disabilities and how they are a critical component of all aspects of digital inclusion and Community Technology.
Speakers:
Sarah Brody, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Courtney Mack, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

Moderator: Terry Dyke, City of Austin

Tools in the Cloud – Risks and Rewards
Learn about free and low cost hosted services and on-line applications, training and collaboration tools, how can they help you, the potential drawbacks and pitfalls.
Speakers:
Dale Thompson, Austin Free-Net
Chip Rosenthal, Unicom Systems Development

Moderator: Lainie Duro, Skillpoint Alliance

Open Mic (limit 20 participants)
Join us for a networking open mic! We’ll start by doing introductions and getting to know each other, and then each participant will have 2 minutes to speak extemporaneously on a surprise topic. It’s fun! Plus? Each speaker will get their pick from the prize table!
Moderator: Sheena Harden, Austin Free-Net

10:45 – 11:30 Breakout Sessions

Digital Inclusion for Youth (repeats)
Trends, topics and tools for and about youth in the digital inclusion sector.
Speakers:
Julie Shannan, Girlstart
Matthew Stawicki, American YouthWorks

Moderator: John Speirs, City of Austin

Tools for Digital Storytelling
Learn the basics of how to capture your stories on camera from selecting the right technology to sound and lighting.
Speaker: Weston Norton, Reel Social Media
Moderator: Sheena Harden, Austin Free-Net

Outreach Roundtable: Making the Case for the Digital Divide
A space to exchange ideas, stories, failures and triumphs in telling/selling the story of the digital divide to funders and the public.
Moderator: Lainie Duro, Skillpoint Alliance

Open Networking Space

11:45 Lunch Served

12:15 – 1:00 pm Keynote Address: Community Technology Resources
Keynote speaker Kami Griffiths will discuss a nationwide community technology resource sharing project, its goals, achievements and stumbling blocks and how your organization may benefit from the outcomes.

1:00 Second Door Prize Drawing

1:15 Pecha Kucha #4-6

1:30 – 2:15 Breakout Sessions

Community Outreach through Technology (repeats)
Tools and strategies for utilizing technology in your outreach efforts. Participants should already be familiar with the basics of social networking such as Twitter and Facebook.
Speakers:
David Neff, Author and Consultant
Moderator: Terry Dyke, City of Austin

Your Smart Phone is Your Computer
More people have cell phones than computers and those phones are increasingly web-capable. How is this technology changing the digital landscape? How do we integrate texting and applications into direct service to help clients?
Speaker: Joe McCann, subPrint Interactive
Moderator: Chip Rosenthal, Unicom Systems Development

Digital Inclusion for Youth
Trends, topics and tools for and about youth in the digital inclusion sector.
Speakers:
Julie Shannan, Girlstart
Matthew Stawicki, American YouthWorks

Moderator: Teenya Franklin, Austin Free-Net

Technology Education (repeats)
Integrating technology into education using websites, multimedia, social media, and other technologies to present and enhance curriculum.
Speaker: Shanon Sims, AISD
Moderator: Moderator: John-Scott Horton, Skillpoint Alliance

2:30 – 3:15 Breakout Sessions

Community Outreach through Technology
Tools and strategies for utilizing technology in your outreach efforts. Participants should already be familiar with the basics of social networking such as Twitter and Facebook.
Speakers:
David Neff, Author and Consultant
Moderator: Stacy Bouwman, Skillpoint Alliance

Public Policy & You
What you need to know about telecommunications law, public policy and regulatory goings on at the local, state and federal level that have bearing on Community Technology issues and organizations.
Speakers:
Rondella Hawkins, City of Austin
Chip Rosenthal, Unicom Systems Development

Moderator: John Speirs, City of Austin

Technology Education
Integrating technology into education using websites, multimedia, social media, and other technologies to present and enhance curriculum.
Speaker: Shanon Sims, AISD
Moderator: Sheena Harden, Austin Free-Net

Reaching Your Clients
Working with human services agents to broaden your reach. Hear from a panel of social workers and government representatives to learn how best to connect with potential clients, spread the word about your organization and educate human service providers about community technology issues.
Speakers:
Vince Cobalis, City of Austin
Sherri E. Fleming, Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Service
Marcela Ramirez, Workforce Solutions – Capital Area
Vanessa Sarria, Community Action Network

Moderator: Dale Thompson, Austin Free-Net

3:30 – 4:00 Pecha Kucha #7-9

4:00 – 4:30 The Future of Technology & Digital Inclusion
An exciting session you won’t want to miss! Thought leader Dr. Alexander Cavalli will discuss strategies and emerging technologies for consideration in our digital inclusion efforts.
Plenary Speaker: Alexander Cavalli, PhD

4:30 Final Door Prize Drawing & Adjourn
(final drawing will include a badge for SXSWi!)

5:00 – 7:00 Happy Hour & Tweetup
Location:
Red’s Porch
3508 S. Lamar Blvd.