Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2021

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The trainings take place in the six weeks leading up to the main ICS, and will preview the robust, in-depth conversations that will happen at the summit. Both trainings offer six classes with comprehensive materials and resources, plus valuable networking opportunities and chances to talk to Indigenous broadband experts.

The Policy and Advocacy training offers introductory sessions on broadband policy and advocacy, how-to classes on government consultations, and funding opportunities, culminating in a session to craft the 2021 ICS Policy Recommendations. The technical Community Networks training focuses on building and operating sustainable, secure community networks. It includes a special hands-on crimping session for which participants will be sent crimping materials.  

Week 1:
7-10 September 2021

Policy and Advocacy Training: Broadband Policy 101
Community Networks Training: Community Networks 101
Week 2:
13-17 September 2021
Policy and Advocacy Training: Meaningful Engagement and Consultation
Community Networks Training: Building and Sustaining Networks
Week 3:
20-24 September 2021
Policy and Advocacy Training: Government Outlets for Advocacy
Community Networks Training: The Business and Operation of Community Networks: Part 1
Week 4:
27 September-1 October 2021
Policy and Advocacy Training: Funding Opportunities and Advocating for Funding
Community Networks Training: The Business and Operation of Community Networks: Part 2
Week 5:
4-8 October 2021
Policy and Advocacy Training: How to Talk to Policymakers
Community Networks Training: Security, Stability, & Troubleshooting
Week of the Summit:
12-15 October 2021
Policy and Advocacy Training: The Community of Networking & Building the ICS Recommendations
Community Networks Training: The Community of Networking & Hand On: Crimping 

Find the recordings and resources of last year’s trainings:

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Time

Tuesday 12 October 2021 –

Friday 15 October 2021

Location

Online


The 2021 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) will expand on the success of the last four meetings:

2017 ICS Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2018 ICS Edmonton, Alberta and Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

2019 ICS Hilo, Hawai'i and Pu’uhonua o Waimānalo, Hawai'i

2020 ICS Virtual


Leading image: © Angela Gzowski

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