Upcoming Conference Presentation: Our Digital Community – What’s Needed?

Excited to participate on this upcoming panel at this year’s Go Open Data Conference.

Our Digital Community – What’s Needed?

Our digital world holds many challenges as illustrated by Cambridge Analytica, issues related to the local Sidewalk Toronto initiative, the smart cities challenge happening in Canada and differences between our urban and rural communities. This diverse panel will speak to the current state of our digital community and where we need to go.

  • Moderator: Jury Konga, Open Knowledge Canada
  • Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair, Information Law and Policy University of Ottawa
  • Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation and Intergovernmental Service, City of Guelph
  • Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development and Innovation, Toronto Public Library
  • Nasma Ahmed, Director Digital Justice Lab
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Upcoming Conference Presentations

As a Creative Commons lifer, I’m thrilled to be able to participate with an amazing group of women, brought together by Kelsey Merkley for Uncommon Women: a conversation in leadership, allies and advocates, and reconciliation at the April Creative Commons Global Summit — so fortunate to have it in Toronto again!

In May, I’ll be on the Digital literacy for all: How can libraries help panel at RightsCon Toronto where this year’s program explores innovation policy in Canada, free expression and protection of global journalism, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open, and secure worldwide.

And in June, at ALA 2018 in New Orleans, I’m participating on the panel: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is… helping to introduce the techniques and framework of evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) and offering examples from my practice.

Upcoming Conference Presentation

Looking forward to presenting at The Edge Conference in Edinburgh in March on Lending the Internet: Digital Inclusion and Poverty Reduction to share about TPL’s initiative, supported by Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and a donation from Google Canada, to lend WiFi hotspots to low income households without home internet.