2019 MTA Fall Conference
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10/9/2019 to 10/10/2019
When: October 9-10, 2019
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States
Contact: 651-291-7311

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MTA Fall Conference

Welcome to the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Fall Conference. MTA members will come to Minneapolis from all over the state to learn more about the important issues facing our industry — this is an event you can't miss!

Why attend the MTA Fall Conference?

  1. Network. MTA members come from all over the state to attend the Fall Conference, enjoy time to connect and build relationships with exhibitors, attendees and sponsors.
  2. Learn. Keep up to date with issues affecting our industry from topics on legislative updates to cybersecurity awareness up through, hear from industry leaders and learn about the latest trends.
  3. Grow. Grow your business by visiting the exhibit hall and connecting with the presenters and other attendees.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-1:05 pm

Welcome, Mary Ehmke, KMTelecom, MTA Board Chair

1:05-1:45 pm

Federal Regulatory Update, Monty Morrow, Nuvera, MTA Regulatory Chair, Tom Campbell, Olson Thielen CPAs, Jerry Burmeister, Interstate Telecom Consulting, & Larry Thompson, Vantage Points Solutions

1:45-2:15 pm

Office of Broadband Development Update, Angie Dickison, Office of Broadband Development

2:15-3:00 pm

Government Owned Networks
Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self Reliance

3:00-3:30 pm

Networking Break with Exhiitors

3:30-4:00 pm

State Regulatory Update, Shannon Heim, Moss & Barnett

4:10-5:00 pm

USAC Update, Geoff Feiss, Montana Telecommunications Association, USAC Board Member

5:00-6:30 pm

Networking Reception

8:30 pm

Retirement Reception for Jim Walter

Thursday, October 10, 2019

7:30-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:45 am

Department of Commerce Update, Commissioner Steve Kelly

8:45-9:30 am

MTA Legislative Update, Mike Ahern, Dorsey and Whitney LLP; Cam Winton, Dorsey and Whitney LLP

9:30-10:15 am

Technical Colleges and High Schools, the Future of Telecom Education in Minnesota, Pam Jensen, Minnesota West Technical College, Teri Pelzel, Minnesota West Technical College

10:20-11:00 am

Tax Laws & Telecoms, What’s New, What’s Happening, and What’s It All About, Matt Klein, Olsen Thielen CPA’s

11:10- 11:50 am

Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law, Tom Revnew, Seaton Law

12:00 pm


Registration Rates

(on or before 9/12)

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Become a Sponsor

Maximize your company's exposure to the MTA membership at the 2019 Fall Conference. MTA members will come to Minneapolis from all over the state to learn more about the important issues facing our industry — and this is your opportunity to get your company’s message in front of them.

>> Sign up to Sponsor


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr. N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

$145.00 single/double per night

Reservation cut off is September 18, 2019, or when the room block is filled, whichever comes first.
>> Book your reservation online or call 1-877-303-1681 or 763-536-8300.

Thank you to our current sponsors!


702 Communications

Bader Comunications

Calix logo

CCI Systems logo

inteliquent logo

National Information Solutions Cooperative

Olsen Thielen logo


Finley Engineering


Telcom Construction


Silver Sponsor:
Interstate Telcom Consulting

702 Communications
Badger Communications
CCI Systems
Credit Collections Bureau
Cisco Systems
EMC Insurance
Olsen Thielen CPAs
Relay Networks
Ribbon Communications
Vantage Point Solutions


Audio/Video Policy: Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Cancellation Policy: With online cancellation notice received by September 16, 2019, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 16 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be submitted online to the MTA office. No-shows will not receive refunds.

Conference Modification or Cancellation: MTA reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. MTA also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. We are unable to refund any travel costs (flight, hotel, etc.) in the case of MTA cancellation

Data Policy/GDPR: We host events throughout the year, including our fall conference, annual convention and trade show, peer group events, and trainings (collectively “events”). If you are a member and register for one of our events, we will access the information in your member account to provide you with information and services associated with the event. If you are not a member and you register for one of our events, we will collect your name and contact information, which we will store in our database and use to provide you with information and services associated with the event. If you are a presenter at one of our events, we will collect information about you including your name, employer and contact information, and photograph, and we may also collect information provided by event attendees who evaluated your performance as a presenter. As an attendee, speaker, or sponsor/ exhibitor, we will keep a record of your participation to provide you with post-event information including details on upcoming events you may be interested in. Your contact information may be shared via an event mobile app or attendee list as part of your participation in the event. Your hotel reservation information may be shared between MTA and the hotel.

Registration Information: Online registration requires credit card payment; MTA accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. If you want to pay by check, please use this form. Payment is required prior to the event. MTA will not allow participation in this event if there is an outstanding receivable to client.

To edit your registration, please contact MTA at office@mnta.org or 651-291-7311.

Please do not email forms with credit card information. To protect your data and to comply with PCI standards, the MTA office will not accept emailed credit card information. Pay by registering online, phone, or fax only.

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