Reconnect to Technological Opportunity


If we had unlimited access to high speed Internet, what opportunities would that connection provide for our communities? How can we start planning now to make sure that all North Carolinians benefit?

At the ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity Forum, participants will explore what their communities can do to leverage high speed Internet in an equitable way. We will start the day by entering a “time machine” to the future, to a time when everyone has access to broadband. We will hear how both rural and urban communities are using broadband for economic growth.

This will be a working forum. We encourage community teams to come together, learn national and local best practices, and help design a plan for their community throughout the day.

Special Discount for Community Teams

We are offering a special discount for community members who register together. Bring five people to the forum for the price of four! We are specifically encouraging communities interested in exploring a digital inclusion plan to take advantage of this deal.

Suggestions for who to include in your forum team: 

  1. Libraries 
  2. Churches and Faith-based organizations 
  3. Nonprofits (including but not limited to: digital literacy organizations, media and arts organizations, civil rights organizations)
  4. Financial institutions 
  5. K-12 schools and higher education institutions 
  6. Health organizations
  7. Workforce development organizations 
  8. Internet service providers (ISPs) and private tech companies
  9. Community economic development organizations
  10. Local government (i.e., city and county, public housing authorities) 
  11. Funders

McKimmon Conference and Training Center

Located on NC State University’s campus, the University, state government, non-profit and business organizations choose the McKimmon Conference and Training Center for large statewide, regional and national meetings or small training sessions. Regardless of the need, the McKimmon Conference and Training Center is designed to enhance the adult learning experience.