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Vermont, Connected: Moving Forward From Our Summit

posted at 4:06 pm Mon Oct 6th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

As you know, last Tuesday we held our Vermont Connected Summit at the Vermont State House. We felt it was a huge success, bringing together a diverse group of people voicing their thoughts, concerns, and ideas on a large variety of topics, all converging around the idea of how technology can advance Vermont's economy, from education, to government, to businesses and nonprofits.

If you were able to attend, we want to thank you for your thoughtfulness, your ideas, and your willingness to share those ideas with others. If not, we were sorry to miss you! Either way, we wanted to share some of the learnings to come out of the summit, in the hopes of keeping the momentum of the ideas you helped bring to the forefront.

So, for this issue of our newsletter, we will focus exclusively on recaps from our Summit, and you can look forward to more content from us on this topic, as we continue to parse through all of the notes, video footage, and more we have from the day.

We hope you enjoy it!
October 3, 2014 - In This Issue:
Watch our summit participants discuss their thoughts on Vermont's Digital Economy, and hear what they see as important. Then add your thoughts in the comments!
Many workshop attendees requested the slides that our presenters and speakers used during our summit. These are now available.

Mark Johnson Show:

During the afternoon of Vermont Connected, attendees split into groups and brainstormed solutions to some of the bigger questions around technology in Vermont.
by Kate Jellema, Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies
One of the sessions at our summit was on how nonprofits can keep pace with technology. Kate Jellema, who facilitated this session, shares some thoughts about moving forward that are valuable to both nonprofits and other organizations looking to stay abreast of new technology.

by Kathryn Blume, Co-Founder of "Vermontivate!"
One of our nonprofit speakers has started an innovative climate change game in Vermont that takes place on the computer and beyond. In her article about the project, Kathy Blume shares some of the benefits and the difficulties of the model she has chosen.

Helping business and nonprofits in small Vermont towns use online tools to spur economic development and improve disaster resilience.


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