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Digital Inclusion CONNECT Forum 2019

Digital Inclusion CONNECT Forum 2019, a free one-day event in Wellington connecting community, private sector and government.

On Tuesday 29 October, the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is hosting a one-day forum at the National Library in Wellington.

The aim is to continue the national discussion on digital inclusion and give community, private sector and government a chance to connect.

Forum theme

“What are the conditions required to ensure everyone has the access, skills, motivation and trust to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the digital world.”


Speakers include:

  • Hon. Kris Faafoi, Minister for Digital Government Services
  • Paul James, Government Chief Digital Officer (tbc)
  • Dr Michelle Dickinson
  • Hiria Te Rangi, CEO/Kaiwhakahaere of Whare Hauora
  • Jolie Hodson, CE of Spark

MC is Ryan Ashton.


8.30am – Registration opens

9.00am – Welcome mihi

9.10am to 12.00pm – Keynote speakers

1.00pm – Panel discussion

3.00pm – Networking and afternoon tea.

Date and time

Tuesday 29 October, 2019, 8.30am – 4.00pm


National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Wellington 6011

Free registration

Register to attend the forum on Eventbrite

Digital Inclusion Blueprint

This year the New Zealand Government launched a strategy and action plan for digital inclusion called The Digital Inclusion Blueprint, Te Mahere mō te Whakaurunga Matihiko (the Blueprint). DIA is leading this work.

The vision of the Blueprint is: all of us have what we need to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the digital world.

Read the Digital Inclusion Blueprint.

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