The “e-Vermont” Community Broadband Project helps rural communities make best use of high speed internet as it becomes available across Vermont. Michael Levine, passed along this important announcement linked to the e-Vermont project.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2011
Contact: Joanna Cummings, The Snelling Center Montpelier VT
43 State Street, PO Box 1384,
(802) 922-7101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Dunne to Keynote e-Vermont Conference May 21
(MONTPELIER, VT) – The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is sponsoring a
statewide conference focusing on how the Internet is helping leaders in our education,
community development, business and nonprofit sectors work more effectively. Citizen
Leadership in a Connected Age will be held on May 21, 2011, at Vermont Technical
College in Randolph, Vermont.
This will be a great opportunity to learn about some of the positive changes that
broadband technology is making possible in Vermont communities and ways your town
can take advantage of digital tools. Highlights include:
• A keynote address by Matt Dunne, former VT state senator, Google Manager of
•Panel discussions and presentations from business experts that will help
businesses use broadband to do more with less, pinpoint marketing, and take
advantage of the increasingly valuable mobile Web.
•An education track to help school administrators and educators plan, fund, implement and sustain 1:1 computing programs for schools.
• Models and best practices from e-Vermont partners to offer public Wifi, increase
citizen participation and effectively utilize all the online resources your public
library has to offer.
• Workshops for nonprofits about online fundraising and sessions to strategize how
Vermont can open the Internet’s resources to everyone and bridge the “digital
The Conference will include a showcase for broadband technology innovations from the
state’s digital leaders and experts.
e-Vermont brings the knowledge and resources of its statewide partners to help towns
take full advantage of the Internet for creating jobs and innovative schools, providing
social services, and increasing community connection. e-Vermont partner The Snelling
Center for Government is organizing this conference.
For more information and to pre-register online, go to www.evtconference.org. Contact
e-Vermont at 802-223-6091 or by email at email@example.com. Follow e-Vermont
on Facebook (e-Vermont) and Twitter (eVermont).
The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is a partnership led by the Vermont
Council on Rural Development, and is made up of the Vermont State Colleges, the
Vermont Department of Libraries, the Vermont Department of Public Service, Vermont
Small Business Development Center, the Snelling Center for Government, Front Porch
Forum, and Digital Wish.