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THE DIGITAL DIVIDE (PPDD)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">22-24 May 2019</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Washington, DC USA</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"><a href="http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/">http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/</a></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Partnership for Progress on
the Digital Divide (PPDD) is the only academic professional organization in the
world focused solely on the digital divide and on connecting research to
policymaking and practice to strategize actions and catalyze solutions to this
pressing societal concern.  The academic
research, policymaker, and practitioner community represented by PPDD stands
ready to advance the agenda on broadband and the digital divide, to address the
many challenges and opportunities presented by the digital world, and to
further evidence-based policymaking and practice so that all citizens can
participate fully in the digital, networked age.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">The interdisciplinary
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2019 International Conference
brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners for an extended,
in-depth dialogue about key issues that inform information and communication
technologies and the digital divide around the world. The Conference works to
identify new areas of necessary, productive focus, foster greater
understanding, advance research, and enlighten policy and practice going forward.
An optional 21 May afternoon Field Trip to digital inclusion program sites
offers the opportunity to learn firsthand about innovative initiatives to
bridge the digital divide in Washington, DC.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">PPDD 2019 is particularly
significant as it marks the 25th anniversary of the recognition of the digital
divide through social scientific research. And, within PPDD 2019, we plan to
have the largest worldwide gathering of disability digital divide experts ever.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">As a major outcome of PPDD
2019, in addition to the PPDD 2019 Proceedings and E-Book, we plan to produce
an edited volume of the top papers as well as special issues of our Publishing
Partners’ journals on specific themes within the digital divide area.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">If you would like to present
and discuss your work during PPDD 2019 and have it included in the online PPDD
2019 International Conference Proceedings and/or if you would like to provide a
Position Paper for inclusion in the PPDD 2019 E-Book, please see the Call for
Participation section below.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">If you would like to just
attend PPDD 2019 to explore the issues and grow your knowledge and network of
connections, please know that you are very welcome and valued in the PPDD
Conference Community.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Please join PPDD and an
unprecedented broad multi-disciplinary coalition of co-sponsoring organizations
from academic, policymaking, and practitioner communities to share your
insights and expertise. Together, we will enrich the dialogue, connect
research, policy and practice, and advance the agenda on the digital divide.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Please contact conference
[at] ppdd [dot] org with any questions.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">----------------------------------------------------</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">CALL FOR PARTICIPATION</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">If you would like to 1) present
and discuss your work during PPDD 2019 and have it included in the online PPDD
2019 International Conference Proceedings, and/or if you would like to 2) provide
a Position Paper for inclusion in the PPDD 2019 E-Book, we look forward with
enthusiasm to your contribution and ask that you please follow the instructions
provided at <a href="http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/cfp/">http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/cfp/</a> to submit your
work.  . 
Submissions are welcome from researchers, policymakers, and
practitioners at all stages of their careers, from any theoretical and methodological
approach, and across multiple disciplines.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">1) Deadline to Submit Your
Presentation Title and Short Summary for Consideration for Presentation: 18
March 2019 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Notification of Acceptance: 25
March 2019</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">If you have visa or other
time-sensitive concerns, please submit your work as quickly as possible and
email conference [at] ppdd [dot] org to request an expedited review so you can
receive notification shortly after submission. </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Before we can address the
digital divide, we must first understand the nature of life in the digital age,
the many challenges and opportunities it presents, and the interplay of
influence between technological and social change. Then, in turn, we can fully
understand digital inequality; its place alongside other long-standing,
persistent issues of social equity, social justice, and media justice; and what
it means to be disconnected from the most important technological advancement
in communication in a generation and the myriad possibilities it facilitates.
Thus, PPDD 2019 invites work that informs issues related to information and
communication technologies (ICTs) and the digital divide broadly defined,
including but not limited to:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- gaps in access and
connectivity</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- digital inclusion</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- digital exclusion</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- digital (dis)engagement</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- challenges and
opportunities</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- social and cultural aspects
of the divide</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the skills and
digital/information literacy needed to interpret, understand, and navigate
information presented online and the requisite curriculum</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- effective use by
individuals and communities</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the impact of socioeconomic
factors on user behavior</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the role of motivation,
attitudes, and interests</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- differences in patterns of
usage</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- characteristics and
conceptualizations of non-users</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the ways in which people
use the Internet to create content</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- content creation and
inequality</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- different forms of capital
and power relationships, including in terms of content creation, labor, and
ownership</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the role of theory in
understanding ICTs and digital inequality</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the impact of new and
evolving technologies</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the mobile divide</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the interplay of influence
with mobile technologies</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- human-computer interaction,
human factors, and usability</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- social media</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- digital games</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- apps</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- socioeconomic and cultural
effects</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- social equity, social and
economic justice, and democracy</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- media justice and ICTs</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the ethics of digital
inequality</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- community informatics</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- social informatics</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- urban and regional planning</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- social planning</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- international development</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- indigenous populations</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- children and childhood</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- education</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- ICTs and well-being</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- health</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- disability and
accessibility</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- politics, digital
government, digital citizenship, smart cities/citizens/government, civic
engagement, adoption issues, and (in)equality</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- global citizenship</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- policy discourse</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- law and policy and its
impacts, including information/telecommunications policy, net neutrality, open
access, open source, copyright, Internet filtering software, and censorship</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the digital security divide</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the digital privacy divide</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- big data and inequality</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- organizations and ICTs</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- public access initiatives</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- anchor institutions</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- practitioner-oriented
topics considering aspects of design, management, implementation, assessment,
collaboration, challenges, problem solution, and opportunities</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- architectural challenges
and deployment experiences</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- Internet access cost
analyses</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">- the application of research
to communities, practice, and public and private sector initiatives</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">2) Deadline to Submit a Position
Paper for the PPDD 2019 International Conference E-Book: 6 May 2019 11:59 p.m.
Hawaii Time </span></p>

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submit a position paper and all submissions that follow the guidelines provided
at <a href="http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/cfp/">http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/cfp/</a> will be included in the PPDD
2019 E-Book.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">YOUR PPDD 2019 CONFERENCE
LEADERSHIP TEAM</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Conference Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Susan B. Kretchmer,
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Editorial Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Tomasz Drabowicz, University
of Lodz</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Partnership Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria
University</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Europe Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Grant Blank, Oxford
University and Oxford Internet Institute</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Africa Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Bill Tucker, University of
the Western Cape and Bridging Application and Network Gaps</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Asia, the Pacific, and the
Middle East Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Ellie Rennie, RMIT University</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Canada Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Richard Smith, Simon Fraser
University and Centre for Digital Media</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">United States Organizer</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Susan B. Kretchmer,
Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Latin America and the
Caribbean Organizers</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Laura Robinson, Santa Clara
University</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Hopeton S. Dunn, University
of the West Indies, Jamaica and Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Policymaker, Practitioner, and
Stakeholder Liaisons</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Angela Siefer, National
Digital Inclusion Alliance</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">American Anthropological
Association Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">American Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">American Political Science
Association Information Technology and Politics Section</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">American Public Health
Association Health Informatics Information Technology Section</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">American Sociological
Association Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology
Section</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Community Informatics
Research Network</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Government of France Ministry
for the Economy and Finance French Digital Agency</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Association for
Media and Communication Research Communication Policy and Technology Section</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Association for
Media and Communication Research Digital Divide Working Group</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Association for
Media and Communication Research Global Media Policy Working Group</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Communication
Association</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Communication
Association Communication and Technology Division</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Communication
Association Communication Law and Policy Division</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">International Communication
Association Mass Communication Division</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">iSchools</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">National Digital Inclusion
Alliance</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">NTEN: The Nonprofit
Technology Network</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Public Library Association</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Urban Libraries Council, Edge
Initiative</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Information Technologies and
International Development</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Journal of Community
Informatics</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Journal of Information,
Communication and Ethics in Society</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Journal of Information Policy</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Online Journal of Public
Health Informatics</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:10pt"> </span></p></div></div>