Exploring the Future NowBuilding Community
Online and Off
Friday, November 1st 1:00-4:30 p.m.
University of California Los Angeles
UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, Room 2355
The Westside Center for Independent Living and the UCLA Advanced
Policy Institute are pleased to invite you to the first LILA User
Conference, "Exploring the Future Now Building Community Online
and Off". The conference will be held at the UCLA School of
Public Policy and Social Research on Friday, November 1 from 1:00
- 4:30 p.m. LILA is a unique online partnership designed to use
information technologies to enhance independent, self-directed living
for more than a million people living with disabilities in Los Angeles
The 2002 LILA User Conference will bring together some of the thousands
of LILA users with representatives of their many different agencies
and organizations to explore possible uses of information and communications
technology to build relationships, share knowledge, support advocacy,
direct public resources, promote businesses and much more.
The keynote speaker is Diane Littlefield, Executive Director of
the Center for Collaborative Planning, a training center of the
Public Health Institute in Sacramento. Her work focuses on promoting
health and social justice through leadership development, asset-based
community development, participatory strategic planning and community
The 2002 LILA User Conference is free, but participation is limited
due to the size of the room. Please register
online at: http://lila.ucla.edu/. To register by phone, call
John Whitbread at (310) 390-3611 (Voice) or (310) 398-9204 (TDD).
Latinos & Technology Conference
Thursday, November 7th, 2002 8:30a.m.-5:30p.m.
The Los Angeles Convention Center
The conference will feature five concurrent workshop tracks business,
education, public policy, youth and nonprofit community-based organizations,
which will include panel discussions or presentations on: Doing
Business with the Government (procurement), What is eBusiness and
What Can It Do For Your Business, How to Use the Internet for Your
Business, Education & Technology Issues at Various Government
Levels, Best Practices and Model Educational Technology Programs,
Digital Divide: Overview of Efforts at State and Federal Level,
Universal Service and the Digital Divide, State Level Policy Change
and How to Get There, Community Technology Center Development, Internet
Tools, Funding Roundtable, Empowering Our Youth and Road Map to
College, and Women In Technology.
For more information, see www.latinos-tech.com.
Santa's Little Helper: Games, Games & Assistive
Wednesday, November 20th 6-9 p.m.
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, Berendo Main Conference Room,
3303 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. RVSP (213)
383-1300, ext. 730
Games are what capture the interest and attention of children.
They provide a range of recreation, competition, role-playing, critical
thinking skills and yes even education. Current computer and home
entertainment game systems present both unique challenges and opportunities
for young (and not-so-young) people with disabilities. This workshop
takes a look at old favorites, new challengers and some of the hottest
games in development just in time for holiday shopping madness.
Garik G. will showcase his best picks as well as sharing a few trade
Recommended for anyone who enjoys games and wants more. Seating
is limited to the first 50 reservations.
CTOC 3rd Annual Holiday Gathering
Thursday, December 5th
Save the date for the Computer Technology Organizing Consortium's
3rd Annual Holiday Gathering. Come share some holiday cheer and
reconnect with colleagues in Community Technology at this networking
event. For information, see www.ctocnet.org
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.