Partner Opportunities

SETDA offers organizations and companies  sponsorship opportunities  at our in person events. To learn more review the SETDA Emerging Technologies Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Melissa Greene at or 202-715-6636 x703.


The ET Leadership Forum takes place at:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown) – Rate $280
201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 0.3 miles

The SETDA housing block is open. Rate: $280/night. Reservation Deadline: March 19, 2019 (click HERE to book room).

If you have any questions about the process or need assistance please contact

E-Rate SIG Agenda
Monday, June 24, 2019
*E-Rate SIG members only

8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome

8:30 am E-rate Equity, Access, and Opportunity

  • Presenter: Bob McLaughlin, National Collaborative for Digital Equity

9:00 am Discussion – What can the SIG do?

  • Effectiveness and impact of E-rate/broadband

10:00 am States Sharing: Data tools with other States

  • What needs to be developed?

11:15 am Developing Resources to Support Districts

  • Best Practices
  • Trainings
  • Leveraging State Leader Support

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm U.S. Department of Education  Broadband Efforts

  • Sara Trettin, Office of Educational Technology

2:30 pm Working with Federal Offices (FCC, USAC, US ED)

  • Advocacy Goals
  • Suggestions for changes and Improvements to USAC Lifecycle

3:15 pm Reducing cost for E-rate

  • Statewide Application Ideas
  • Ways to reduce cost
  • Collaborating with large providers

4:00 pm Adjourn

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