2016 DigCit Summit

On October 28, 2016 hundreds of individuals, businesses, and educational leaders attended The global Digital Citizenship Summit at the Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, CA. The focus of the Digital Citizenship Summit is to promote positive and practical solutions towards SAFE, SAVVY, and ETHICAL use. The goal was to enlist the help of diverse stakeholders (including you!) to solve problems regarding social media and tech.

Our hope is to swing the pendulum from fear and distrust towards education, empowerment, and engagement. This requires collaboration.

The DigCitSummit 2016 was filled with positive collaborations and people desiring to share ideas and learn more.

A huge amount of good can happen in the world from kids who are safe, savvy, and ethical online. Started in 2014, the DIGCITSUMMIT gets it. They get the need for various stakeholders to come to the table. They get that the pendulum needs to swing from fear and distrust to education and empowerment.

Students Present

This is the first conference I’ve ever seen where TWO of the speakers were 4th GRADE STUDENTS!

Kids are an invaluable asset in figuring out this new online world we/they are immersed in. Check out Curran Dee and Olivia Van Ledtje to see what these kids think about Digital Citizenship.

Plus, check out Timmy Sullivan’s presentation below, he is in high school! Youth can do incredible things.

EPIKs Panel

EPIK, the creator of DigCitUtah, was invited to participate on a panel in the global Digital Citizenship Summit streamed live from Twitter Headquarters on BeTheDigitalChange.com. View this first video (Fourth Panel), which was actually the last panel and send off from the conference, to watch Michelle Linford, Executive Director of EPIK, answer the question: “What do we have to do to see digital citizenship and media literacy be the norm around the country?

Fourth Panel

Here are the DigCitSummit 2016 Speakers and Panels!

Curran Dee

Matt Murrie

Diana Graber

Sarah Thomas

Olivia Van Ledtje

First Panel

Jim Steyer 

Timmy Sullivan

Maria Zabala 

Second Panel

Dr. Jason Ohler

Joanne Sweeney-Burke & Sophie Burke 

Jocelyn Brewer 

Nicholas Provenzano

Third Panel

Tiffany Shlain

Matt Soeth

Kayla Delzer

Larry Magid

(Reposted from DigCitUtah.com)

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