Summit Year: 2006

2006 NCWIT Innovation and Diversity Town Hall

NCWIT held its first-ever Innovation and Diversity Town Hall, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), at the National Academy of Sciences on May 17, 2006 with U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) . Participants and speakers ranged from the federal government, industry, and think-tanks to non-profits and academia, and nearly all cited the lack of diversity in information technology (IT) as a major competitive and creative problem for our country.

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