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2018 CASE Summit

New tentative schedule now available! November 15-17, 2018 Johnson C. Smith University will host the Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education (CASE) Summit. This year’s theme is HBCUs as Engines for Economic Growth Communication. Collaboration. Competitiveness. Register Here!

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Carolinas Alliance for Success in Education

AGENDA

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

 

CASE Summit Exchange

New Science Center – Conference Room –
1st fl. – #120

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D.

White House
Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Maureen Lewis

Director, Minority Telecommunications Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

“Smart HBCUs: CIO and IT Directors as Transformational
Leaders”

(By invitation only)

5:00 – 6:30 pm

CASE Registration

New Science Center – ATRIUM

5:00 – 5:45 pm

*CASE Networking Reception*

(Refreshments Served)

New Science Center – ATRIUM

5:45 – 5:50 pm

CASE SUMMIT OPENING

Transition to New Science Center Auditorium

New Science Center – AUDITORIUM

5:50 – 5:55 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Diane Bowles, Ph.D.

Vice President, Government Sponsored Programs and Research,

Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)

5:55 – 6:00 pm

Greetings on Behalf of President
Clarence D. Armbrister

Tami B. Simmons

Vice President, Institutional Advancement,

Johnson C. Smith University

6:00 – 6:15 pm

Greetings
& Remarks

James E. Mitchell, Jr.City of Charlotte, Council Member, At-Large, Chair, Economic Development Council Committee

Al Austin – Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Outreach Director, North Carolina Department of Transportation

John ChristieSenior Legislative Analyst for Congresswoman Alma Adams

6:15 – 6:45 pm

Introduction of Speaker

Maureen Lewis,

Director,
Minority Telecommunications Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Keynote Speaker:

Mignon L. Clyburn

Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

“Smart HBCUs Disrupting the
Digital Divide: Connecting Campuses to Communities Through Broadband”

6:45 – 7:45 pm

Community Forum:

  • The National Urban League
  • The Urban League of Central Carolinas
  • The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
  • Community Leaders
  • City Council Members
  • Industry Leaders
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

A Case Study on a Successful Broadband Apprenticeship Partnership

 

7:45 – 8:00 pm

Community Feedback and Call to Action

Friday, November 16, 2018

 

8:30 –10:00 am

CASE Registration

New Science Center – ATRIUM

8:30 – 9:15 am

*BREAKFAST BUFFET*

New Science Center – ATRIUM

9:15 – 9:20 am

CASE Summit Plenary

Transition to New Science Center Auditorium

New Science Center – AUDITORIUM

9:20 – 9:30 am

Greetings And Remarks

Diane Bowles, Ph.D.

Vice
President, Government Sponsored Programs and Research, JCSU

9:30 – 9:35 am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:

Francine Alkisswani, Ph.D.,

White
House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

9:35 –10:15 am

Keynote Speaker

Johnathan M. Holifield

Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and
Universities, White House Domestic Policy Council,
Executive Office of the President

“Smart HBCUs
Disrupting the Digital Divide: Broadband to Connect Campuses and Communities
to Competitiveness”

10:15 –11:15 am

Carolinas HBCU Broadband Showcase

  • Claflin University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Voorhees College

“Smart HBCUs
Disrupting the Digital Divide: Connecting Campuses to Communities Through
Broadband”

11:15 –11:45 am

Panel of Presidents

  • Allen University
  • Benedict College
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Elizabeth City State University

“Smart HBCUs
Disrupting the Digital Divide: Connecting Campuses to Communities Through
Broadband”

11:45 – 12:00

Transition to Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union Grimes Lounge (2nd floor)

 

*BROADBAND POWER LUNCHEON*

Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union – Grimes Lounge

12:00 –2:00 pm

Moderated: Mignon Clyburn

 

(Invited Panel)

“Securing HBCUs
Futures as Engines of Economic Growth”

2:00 – 3:30 pm

This Session is Led By- Diane Bowles

 

Title III, Sponsored Research and Tech Transfer, State Broadband officials, USDA Rural Utilities Service programs, US Treasury Dept. Community Reinvestment Act Funding, and the Broadband Apprenticeship Partnership of The National Urban League, the Urban League of Central Carolinas and the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Broadband and
Innovation Partnership Resources

 

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Summit Wrap-up

Dr. Diane Bowles, VP Government Sponsored Programs and Research

 

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

 

Carolinas HBCU Innovation Exchange:

Led by Mr. Terik Tidwell

Director of STEM Innovation Initiative, Johnson C. Smith University

9:00 – 9:30 am

*BREAKFAST*

New Science Center – ATRIUM

 

Transition to the NSC Auditorium

New Science Center – AUDITORIUM

9:30 – 10:00 am

Speaker:

 

Tanaga A. Boozer, JD MBA,

Program Advisor, US Patent & Trademark Office

Topic:

Patents, Research and
Innovation at HBCUs

10:00 –11:00 pm

 

 

Panel Discussion:

 

Dr. Undi Hoffler,

Director of Tech Transfer,
North Carolina Central University

Dr. Almesa Campbell, Tech Transfer,
Jackson State University

Topic:

Commercializing Ideas &
Research

11:00 – 2:00noon

Panel Discussion:

 

Jorge Torres, JD

Managing Director, HBCU Venture Capital

Chinedu Enekwe, JD

Managing Partner, Affiniti Ventures

Topic:

Developing Venture Capitalist

11:45 – 12:00

Transition to the New Science Center ATRIUM for Lunch

12:00 NOON

*LUNCH *

New Science Center – ATRIUM

1:00 – 3:00PM

HBCU Undergraduates Pitch Competition

New Science Center – INNOVATION Room-
3rd fl.- #300

3:30 pm

Announcements & Closing Remarks


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