Forever Wired Conference Agenda

Hosted by Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13699

The 2012 Forever Wired Conference

11:30-12:00 Lunch
Noon - 12:30

Welcome to Forever Wild
Kelly Chezum, Vice President for Eternal Relations at Clarkson University and Conference Chair

Matthew Flynn, Clarkson Class of 2014 and Student Manager for Forever Wild 

Keynote - Anthony Collins, President of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council

Connectivity Success Stories: What Broadband Has Done For My Business

  • Adirondack Wild Center Representative
  • Diane Litynski, Paul Smiths College, Impact of broadband on Keene, NY

Panel Discussion: State of Broadband in Northern New York  

  • Mark Dzwonczyk, (Skype) Nichoville Telephone Company
  • Jim Becker, Middleburgh Telephone Company / ION LLC.
  • David Wolf, Development Authority of the North Country (DANC)
  • David Salway, NYS Broadband Office
2:00-2:30 Closing Remarks 


This year’s conference will feature a keynote speaker with a vast background in broadband connectivity issues in rural New York State. His experiences include involvement in both federal and state broadband connectivity policies.

Connectivity Success Stories will feature personal stories from Northern New Yorkers whose lives and businesses have been significantly impacted by broadband accessibility.

Our Panel will include several professionals from the greater Adirondack region who have leveraged broadband connectivity into successful business models. These individuals will discuss future challenges faced in Northern New York, and several strategies and policies that may be used to face them.

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