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    ... eChicago News 2011, Issue 2 ... Editor: Kate Williams URL: http://echicago.illinois.edu LIVE Video Stream link: http://www.digibridge.net/echicago 1.
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      eChicago News 2011, Issue 2
      Editor: Kate Williams
      URL: http://echicago.illinois.edu

      LIVE Video Stream link: http://www.digibridge.net/echicago

      1. eChicago 2011
      2. Special topics
      3. eChicago FAQs
      4. Planning sessions
      5. Data, video, and vision
      6. Open invitation
      7. Organizing committee

      1. eChicago 2011: Democracy, Diversity and the Digital

      Join us for the fifth year of eChicago this Friday and Saturday April 22 and 23,
      as always a chance for free, frank and lively exchange on making Chicago a
      digital city for all of us!

      Poster, registration, more at http://echicago.illinois.edu

      2. Special topics: Broadband, social work, and music

      Two sessions will cover the pipes and the people involved in $345 million in
      Illinois internet expansion projects, all focusing on underserved populations.

      Two other sessions focus on how social work is changing to meet technology; earn
      CEUs for these and other sessions through NASW Illinois.

      Chicago’s music is the focus Saturday with Capital D of All Natural, Art Burton
      of AACM, and Paul Maloney of Accuradio.com connecting their work to the digital

      Other panels include ebooks, local history, community media, cybernavigators,
      librarianship, ebooks, seniors, technology and revolution, youth computing,
      genealogy, and more.

      3. eChicago FAQs

      A two-day symposium called eChicago 2011
      Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23, 8:30-5 and 8:30-3:30
      UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted
      Free to all, space is limited, please register online
      Campus parking for a fee, or take the Blue line El to UIC-Halsted and walk three
      blocks south

      4. Two more planning sessions at UIC Daley Library, 810 S. Morgan

      April 12, 3-4:30 pm
      April 19, 12-1:30 pm

      5. Data, video, and vision

      Funds from the feds: Broadband projects quarterly
      report, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/recovery/BTOP/BTOP_QuarterlyReport_Feb_2011.pdf

      Illinois internet construction: Video presentations by Illinois Broadband
      projects, http://www.broadbandillinois.org/Events.html

      African American community responds: Video of public discussions in
      Champaign, http://eblackcu.net/portal/march19

      Manifesto circulates: http://eblackcu.net/portal/manifesto

      6. Open invitations

      * Share this newsletter freely
      * Join planning meetings or send ideas via email to
      * Bring posters to display and free information to give away

      7. Organizing committee, sponsors, partners

      Abdul Alkalimat, University of Illinois; Brooke Bahnsen, Fremont Public Library;
      Charles Benton, Benton Foundation; Amanda Gutierrez, media artist/documentarian;
      Matt Guilford, City of Chicago; Hector Hernandez, Chicago Public Library; Joe
      Hoereth, University of Illinois; Noah Lenstra, University of Illinois; Adrian
      Kok, Dominican University; Linda Naru, University of Illinois; Patricia O’Brian,
      University of Illinois; Roberto Pang, Chicago Public Library;Andy Pinçon,
      Digital Workforce Education at Wright College Humboldt Park Voc Ed Center; Shaz
      Rasul, University of Chicago; Ed Remus, Chicago Public Library; Colin
      Rhinesmith, University of Illinois; Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa, Consortium to Lower
      Obesity in Chicago's Children; Don Samuelson, DSSA; Diana Stroud, University of
      Illinois; Kate Williams, University of Illinois

      Sponsors and partners U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of
      Library and Information Science, U of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of
      Social Work, NASW Illinois, Chicago Public Library, UIC Daley Library, Benton
      Foundation, Partnership for a Connected Illinois, the Chicago Community Trust, U
      of Illinois Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement and others.

      Best Regards
      Andrew Pinçon
      Executive Director
      Digital Workforce Education Society
      An Illinois Entrepreneurship Network Affiliate

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