RTPnet, a nonprofit organization that aims to help bridge the digital divide in North Carolina, will have its third annual conference, “Bridging North Carolina’s Digital/Human Divide,” on May 21 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

Participants include local providers of computer training services and access, direct and social service organizations whose clients who would benefit from using the Internet to search for jobs or to further their education, corporations that fund digital divide initiatives, and educators.

Some of RTPnet’s other projects include hosting Web pages and discussion forums for its members and promoting education through the use of computers, among other community-based activities.

Registration fee, which includes lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments, is $50 on or before May 14. The fee increases to $75 on May 15. Grass roots participants and students can apply for full or partial scholarships on the organization’s Web site.

More information about the conference and how to volunteer is found at the RTPnet Web site: