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Tech Rising Virtual Summit

Bridging the Digital Divide

About the Virtual Event

Tech Rising, an initiative led by AvidXchange in partnership with 20+ local corporations, strives to bridge the digital divide in Charlotte through strategic engagement with the Charlotte Digital Inclusion Alliance, as well as other local government, academic and nonprofit partnerships. We envision a digitally equitable and inclusive Charlotte. 

The Tech Rising Virtual Summit on February 25th, hosted by SHARE Charlotte, will be an opportunity to bring these parties together to hear the state of Charlotte’s digital divide, knock down silos, network  and identify actions to take. The key audience for this summit is TechRising’s corporate partners, but the audience and presenters will also include key stakeholders from the local government, academic and nonprofit organizations.

WHEN

WHERE

February 25, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Facilitated through Zoom

Link and instructions are sent when you register to attend.

Our Partners

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

PRESENTING SPONSOR

HOSTED BY

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CORPORATE PARTNERS

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

TECH IDEA INCUBATOR PARTNERS

 
 

Agenda

FEB 25, 2021

10:00

10:30

11:15

Professionals Panel

12:00

Break for Lunch

1:00

Mayor Lyles Equity Task Force

1:20

Keynote: Deb Socia from The Enterprise Center

Agenda

FEB 25, 2021

10:00

Welcome and Overview of TechRising

10:15

Current State of the Digital Divide in Charlotte

10:45

Digital Divide Panel (Hear from non-corporate organizations on current efforts underway to eliminate the Digital Divide)

11:30

Fireside chat with Mayor Lyles and Janet LaBar

12:15

Break for Lunch

1:00

Community Voice Panel (Hear from individuals experiencing the Digital Divide)

1:45

Keynote: Deb Socia from The Enterprise Center

2:15

Closing and Next Steps

2:45

Networking Between Corporate Partners and Technology Nonprofits

 

Featured Nonprofits

TACKLING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE