By: Dr. Maria Cristina Orbecido
The Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCecNet), Inc. is delighted to announce the anticipated 18th Knowledge Exchange Conference (KEC 18) scheduled to be held on July 19-22, 2023 at Newtown Plaza Hotel in Baguio City.
The theme for this year’s conference, “Digital Inclusion and Transformation for All: People, Potentials and Partnerships on Advanced Technologies and Innovations, highlights a remarkable milestone as it marks the return of face-to-face conferencing after a long hiatus caused by the global pandemic.
“We are thrilled to bring back the essence of personal interactions, vibrant discussions and shared experiences that can only be achieved through face-to-face conferencing,” said Dr. Richard E. Amansec, President of PhilCeCNet. “After a challenging period, KEC 18 will be a significant occasion for all participants, allowing us to reconnect, reinvigorate and renew our commitment to bring information and communications technology and its life-changing opportunities to Filipinos nationwide.”
The conference will bring together a diverse range of participants, including representatives from national government agencies, local government units, academe, CeC managers and users, media, private sector, government owned and controlled corporations and non-government organizations. This convergence of stakeholders ensures a comprehensive and inclusive approach to address the challenges and opportunities of digital inclusion and transformation.
Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, insights and experiences in a number of Table Sessions – a hybrid of World Café and PhilCeCNet’s traditional Market Place of Ideas in an un-conferencing experience using a new literacy currency called LiTCoin. Experts and industry leaders in the field of ICT4D and public internet access will be among the roster of speakers in the event. The conference will offer an enriching program filled with keynote speeches, the audience as panel in the discussions, and engaging networking activities.