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2021 GCTC Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster Workshop

July 21 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 11:00 am

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Hosted by Purdue University

Sponsored by Purdue Research Foundation, SBA Communications, Innovation Partners Institute, and Telrad Networks

Venue: Onsite at Convergence Center, Purdue University and virtual via Zoom (links to come)

NIST and its partners, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NIST), NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Purdue University invite you to attend the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Smart Agriculture and Rural Broadband SuperCluster workshop, including a special session on Federal funding and Tribal programs.

This is a hybrid event in which Purdue University is hosting the SuperCluster workshop for in-person participation and on Zoom.

Join us to learn about best practices and challenges related to their projects in agriculture, rural connectivity, Tribal regions and STEM. The workshop will also highlight the preliminary blueprint for rural communities, recently released by the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Smart Agriculture and Rural Broadband SuperCluster. Participants will then develop next steps, including case studies for 2021/2, and best ways to map the coverage of broadband services – a critical issue for smart agriculture and rural areas. Registration is free. On Thursday July 22nd afternoon, after the workshop, in person participants have the option of touring the nearby Innovation centers at Purdue University. We will have a tour and deep dive on WHIN Aerostat and rural testbed on Friday morning.

Click here for a view of the tentative agenda

Click here for the event flyer

Workshop Organizers:

Mo Shakouri, Dir Community Broadband Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Fellow Innovation Partners Institute, Purdue Research Foundation

Dennis Buckmaster, Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture, Purdue University

Joshua Seidemann, VP Policy, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

Robert Tse, Senior Policy Advisor Assistant Administrator’s Office, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Jean Rice, Senior Broadband Specialist, National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA)

Michael Dunaway, Associate Director for Innovation, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems Program

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Registration and additional information here https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2tWXJ64nWW6ZElo

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Hotel (Tue-Thurs): Union Club Hotel Purdue University discounted rate of ($159) associated with (GROUP CODE: 072021GCTCARSC)




July 21 @ 9:00 am
July 23 @ 11:00 am