April 11, 2005

Invitation: 7th Annual Community Internet Summit, Austin, April 28-30

Everyone in Texas who is involved in community or municipal internet project, or looking to get involved, is warmly invited to the 7th Annual Community Internet Summit in Austin, Texas, April 28-30.

Details & Registration

Thursday, April 28 will provide a practical, comprehensive one-day Interactive Workshop Seminar on:

“Community Internet Service: Broadband over Power Line and Wireless Access”

Seminar/Workshop for community and industry leaders interested in accurate, objective information on wireless and BPL possibilities for local Internet. Experts explain current costs and technical capacity, legal and regulatory concerns, business models and more.
Sessions will describe basics simply (with information materials) then discuss individual questions and specifics with all participants in interactive group workshop format, with clear, practical information of value for anyone, whether beginner or technology veteran.

Friday and Saturday April 29-30 will be an interactive, high level meeting for community Internet planners

Friday sessions will include:

  • "Speed Geeking" -- Participants with projects can set up quick project reviews while other participants will form groups to make the rounds of the review.

  • "Sustaining the Network" -- Maintaining communication among city and community projects to share best practices, support new projects, and communicate the benefits to the public.

Open Space Austin brings organizations, experts, and individuals
together to learn, share and work together for strong, effective
community Internet. This intense two day strategy summit provides ideas,
information, resources, support and assistance for:

  • Community broadband access
  • Wireless broadband Internet service
  • Community Internet Service Providers
  • Community networking initiatives
  • Independent community media
  • Community technology programs
  • Social, educational & literacy opportunities
  • Community informatics & research
  • Community social and economic development
  • Community youth technology resources
  • Business, workforce and job skill development
  • Community Networking ‘Hall of Fame’
  • …and other issues of community telecom

Experts will lead large and small group discussions on specific issues and questions. Attendees will receive a copy of a ‘Community Internet Guide’ describing ideas, projects and support resources.

If you care about community Internet, this unique nonprofit, non-commercial conference offers the best professional guidance for successful, sustainable community technology.

We look forward to seeing you April 28-30 at the Holiday Inn South in Austin, Texas.

Details & Registration:

More questions:
contact Jon Lebkowsky, jonl@polycot.com

Posted by alevin at April 11, 2005 02:35 PM