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Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

Researchers, Policymakers, and Practitioners convene in Phoenix Oct 21-22


The PPDD Conference is the only international academic conference in the world focused solely on the digital divide and the only conference that brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to strategize actions and catalyze solutions to this pressing societal concern.

Prof. Hilbert from our Department will address the Conference in a Keynote Luncheon on the state of the global digital divide. He will be joined by policy makers such as Gigi Sohn, co-founder of Public Knowledge and Counselor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); and Douglas Kinkoph, Associate Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

The PPDD 2015 global gathering features presentations on research, policy, and practice from Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and throughout Europe to Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, and Peru to South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the U.S., and just about everywhere in between.