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Networks for People 2001

Focusing on Results

Thursday, December 6, 2001
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome by Dr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera, Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
9:15-9:25 Opening Remarks by The Honorable Nancy J. Victory, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, NTIA
9:25-9:45 Introduction to TOP 2002 Grant Round: Program Mission and StrategyDr. Bernadette McGuire-Rivera and Stephen J. Downs, Director, TOP
9:45-10:30 Technology for Capacity, Capacity for Technology, a presentation by Dr. Tracy Gray, Vice President for Youth Services, Morino Institute
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00 Plenary Panel:
Broadband — Strategies for Non-Profit and Public Sector Success
  • James R. Coltharp, Senior Director of Public Policy, Comcast Corporation

  • Norris E. Dickard, Senior Associate, The Benton Foundation

  • Bruce Cox, Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association

  • Jon Eisenberg, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academy of Sciences

  • Larwrence E. Sarjeant, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, United States Telecommunications Association

  • Curtis White, Allied Communications
Panelists include representatives from industry and the non-profit community. The panel will discuss the application of broadband technologies to such areas as public safety, education, and community development. Discussion will include the panelists' thoughts on greater access to broadband services in underserved communities and how it can make a difference to those communities.
12:00-1:30 Lunch [included in cost of conference] will feature the Vermont Millennium Arts Project: Arts Education Online, William Hays, Project Director, Sandi McLeod, Vermont MIDI Project coordinator, and a live performance of students' compositions.
1:30-3:00 First Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:
   Session A1:
  The Rural Challenge — Providing Vital Services Online

   Session A2:
  Healthy Results

3:00-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-500 Second Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:
   Session B1:
  Community Crises and the Online Response

   Session B2:
  Tapping Community Resources

Friday, December 7, 2001
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Order of the Day
8:45-9:15 The 2002 Competition

      Basics: Funding, Stages, Deadline

9:15-9:45 Project Planning and Evaluation

      Problem(s), Solution(s), Outcome(s)

9:45-10:15 Break for Coffee and Snacks
10:15-11:00 Writing the Project Narrative

      Review Criteria

11:00-12:00 Developing the Budget

      What Costs Can Be Included?
      How Do You Structure Your Budget?

12:00-12:30 Q&A: One-on-One with TOP Staff
12:30 Adjourn

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