The Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2023 is coming to Alaska
Register now to join us in Anchorage, Alaska May 22-24
The 2023 Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) will be held May 22-24 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Indigenous communities across North America live without the reliable, affordable internet they need in today’s digital world. For seven years, a growing movement of connectivity champions has worked though the Indigenous Connectivity Summit (ICS) to change this.
This community-led forum is now the primary convening for Indigenous leadership and our allies working across the United States and Canada to build a digital future on our own terms.
ICS 2023 will be special not only because it takes place in the beautiful state of Alaska, but because it is the first Summit fully hosted by the Indigenous Connectivity Institute. The Institute was created because ICS participants saw the need for an Indigenous-led organization to scale the support for First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities to advance digital equity in their communities. This year’s Summit marks the realization of this vision and an opportunity to continue building this momentum.
Creating community, shaping policy
Join Indigenous leaders, researchers, network builders, and policy makers for workshops, lightning talks and panel discussions about the broadband challenges facing our communities, and hear directly from people doing game-changing work to advance digital equity.
As well as building community and sharing knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to help craft a set of calls-to-action that will guide our collective advocacy efforts through the coming year. Learn more about last year’s Summit and read the calls-to-action.
While the ICS is free to attend, we’re always looking for ways to make it accessible for more people. Thanks to the Mastercard Foundation’s EleV program, we’re offering scholarships to support a number of Indigenous young people (18-35 years) living in Canada to attend the summit. These will cover travel costs, accommodation, and meals. If this scholarship can benefit you or someone you know, please apply now.
There are also a limited number of travel scholarships available for youth living in the United States.
Policy, advocacy, and technical training
Registrants will be invited to participate in a series of online workshops in the lead-up to the Summit. These include technical training sessions focused on building and operating sustainable community networks, and introductory sessions on broadband policy, advocacy, and funding opportunities.
Become a sponsor
Hosting the ICS takes substantial resources and we need support to keep the Summit as open as possible. If your organization can sponsor the ICS, check out our Sponsorship Opportunities and contact us at email@example.com.
Register now to join us at the Indigenous Connectivity Summit on May 22-24 in Anchorage, Alaska. If you can’t join in-person, subscribe to the Indigenous Connectivity Institute mailing list to receive live stream details closer to the event.
About the Indigenous Connectivity Institute
The Indigenous Connectivity Institute is a community of leaders working in North America to advance digital equity by scaling the support, knowledge, and financial resources that Indigenous people need to connect their communities on their own terms. It is incubated by Connect Humanity.