A social impact entrepreneur, Erik Langner leads the Information Equity Initiative (IEI), an international nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of geography or income, has access to high quality, digital learning resources. To accomplish this goal, IEI works with government agencies, broadcasters, content producers, and funders to efficiently and inexpensively connect homes and facilities via “Datacasting,” which leverages nearly ubiquitous broadcast spectrum to deliver curated and critical information to those who lack access to broadband.
Langner has held national leadership positions in public broadcasting for twenty years, and earlier in his career, he was a corporate attorney in San Francisco and New York City, and also worked at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and the United States Mission to the United Nations Refugee Program, also in Geneva. Erik graduated cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and received his B.A. with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.