[acc-cca-l] International Digital Divide Conference 22- 24 May 2019, Washington, DC; Vint Cerf & Larry Irving Keynotes

Rob McMahon rdmcmaho at ualberta.ca
Fri Apr 19 10:35:09 MDT 2019

Dear colleagues -- Please see below for the CFP for the 2019 Partnership
for Progress on the Digital Divide (PPDD) conference,



22-24 May 2019
Washington, DC USA


   - Vinton Cerf, Father of the Internet and Vice President and Chief
   Internet Evangelist, Google
   - Larry Irving, former US Assistant Secretary of Commerce who in 1994
   sparked global interest in digital divide research and evidence-based
   policymaking on the issue.

FINAL OPPORTUNITY to submit your 250-word abstract to present your work
related to the digital divide and the many challenges and opportunities of
the digital age at PPDD 2019, be included in the PPDD 2019 Proceedings and
E-Book, and have your work considered for publication in PPDD's edited
volumes and special issues of PPDD's 5 Publishing Partners journals on
specific themes.

Deadline: 29 April 2019 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time — Submit sooner for rapid
Notification of Acceptance: ASAP on a rolling basis after submission and no
later than 1 May 2019
Deadline for Accepted Presenters to Register for PPDD 2019: 6 May 2019

Submission Instructions: http://www.ppdd.org/conferences/ppdd2019/cfp/

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.

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.

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 a major worldwide gathering of
experts on technology, disability, and the digital divide. The
unprecedented broad multi-disciplinary coalition of PPDD 2019 co-sponsoring
organizations from academic, policymaking, and practitioner communities,
who will also have representatives participating, ranges from the Internet
Society to the Governments of France Ministry for the Economy and the
Finances The French Digital Agency, the Government of the United Kingdom
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and more to the American
Library Association to just about every academic discipline that works on
digital divide issues.

Please join us 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.

Please contact conference [at] ppdd [dot] org with any questions.

Assistant Professor
Communications and Technology Graduate Program
University of Alberta
Faculty of Extension
Phone: 780-248-1110
Email: rob.mcmahon at ualberta.ca

The University of Alberta is located in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on
Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
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