2023 Forum Agenda

May 23

6:00pm - 10:00pm MT

Welcome Reception

Cacio e Pepe Italian Bistro
5012 50 Avenue
Olds, AB

Tickets to the Welcome Reception are limited and can be purchased here.

Day 1 - May 24

8:00am MT

Breakfast

8:30am MT

Broadband 101 & Broadband Toolkit

Michael B. McNally - Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

9:30am MT

Community Broadband Update

10:15am MT

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45am MT

Community Broadband Update

11:30am MT

Panel Discussion: Precision Agriculture

12:15pm MT

Lunch

1:15pm MT

Panel Discussion: Rogers - Shaw Merger & Competition Policy

Moderated by: Imran Mohiuddin, Policy Advisor, Cybera

Dr. Greg Taylor - Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Media, and Film, University of Calgary

Michael B. McNally - Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

2:15pm MT

Community Broadband Update - Village of Standard

3:00pm MT

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30pm MT

Pikaani Digital Literacy Project

Dr. Rob McMahon - Associate Professor in Media & Technology Studies and Political Science, University of Alberta.

Amy Mack

Herman Many Guns

4:30pm MT

Government Update

Susan Stanford - Assistant Deputy Minister, Citizens Services, Government of British Columbia

4:50pm MT

Closing Remarks to Day 1 of the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

5:00pm - 7:00pm MT

Attendee Mixer

Olds College Campus Lounge

Day 2 - May 25

8:00am MT

Breakfast

8:45am MT

Panel Discussion
First Nations Connectivity

Moderated by:  Derrick Houle, CEO, Smoke Signal Communications Inc.

9:45am MT

Government Update

10:15am MT

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45am MT

Open Speed Test Data and the Digital Divide

Zachary Shand, Data Scientist, Cybera

11:45am MT

Government Update

12:15pm MT

Closing Remarks to Day 2 of the Alberta Rural Connectivity Forum

12:30pm - 1:15pm MT

Lunch

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