Driving digital excellence and literacy in the Chicago area is a key undertaking for many groups. I'm fortunate to be part of one of them - another is the Chicago Digital Access alliance.
Thankfully, they're going to be putting on an event on November 10th, and this is a great opportunity for community-minded people, neighborhood activists, and others who are interested in how underserved communities can mobilize and engage around digital literacy.
DEXCON2012 - the CDAA's Conference and Tech Fair - will be held at the Logan Center for the Arts, located at 915 East 60th Street in Hyde Park. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about grassroots community mobilization around digital access and excellence issues, and will feature an afternoon discussion of the Chicago Broadband Challenge and its implications for residents on the south side.
So why attend? Quite simply, this is a great opportunity to learn more about tech issues not just on a high level, but on a very smaller, more localized level. There's some great work being done on a very focused, community level, and this would be a way to network and engage with a variety of people.
The event will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - for more information, or to RSVP, please call at 312-970-0249 or 312-473-0373, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you care about digital access for everyone, community organization around tech issues, or have an interest in access to technology for traditionally underserved populations, this is an event that you should make an effort to attend.
Thanks for reading!