On the heels of the Internet Society’s November Indigenous Connectivity Summit in Santa Fe we are thrilled to announce that the New Mexico Chapter of the Internet Society is holding its first chapter meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 2:30-4:30 at the Santa Fe Indian School, Rotunda room at the Dorm Building in Santa Fe, NM 87502, and we hope you can come. (This event is free and open to anyone. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to proceed through the security gate and find the correct building on campus. Also, please feel free to share this invitation with others).
The event will begin with a panel discussion among key players in New Mexico’s growing DIY internet movement, and will include representatives from the Middle Rio Grande Pueblo Tribal Consortium (comprising the Cochiti, San Felipe, Santa Ana and Santo Domingo Pueblos), the Navajo Nation, and the Laguna Pueblo, among others. These pueblos are breaking new ground in tribal internet networking, and in doing so, leading the charge in advancing network connectivity throughout the state. They will be talking about what they are doing, how they’re doing it, and sharing insights and best practices.
The panel discussion, which will include an audience Q&A, will be followed by a networking coffee hour, so you can meet panel participants and others who are helping grow the internet ecosystem. The meeting will also include an update on the chapter’s working plans for 2018.
If you have not yet become a member of the chapter, please do so now by visiting https://portal.isoc.org/join Whether or not you can attend, we would love your help shaping the chapter’s support for New Mexico (you can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter).
We hope you can join us on the 25th to help forge New Mexico’s digital future.
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