2015 MTA Annual Convention & Trade Show
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Please join us for our annual convention and trade show, March 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our convention offers you an opportunity to talk with the (estimated 1,500) MTA attendees face-to-face.

3/23/2015 to 3/25/2015
When: March 23-25, 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55403
United States

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Please join us for our annual convention and trade show, March 23-25, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our convention offers you an opportunity to talk with the (estimated 1,500) MTA attendees face-to-face.

Registration Rates

After February 27, 2015, rates increase by $25. On-site registration will add $25 to the cost of admission.

Receptions are included in the price of admission. Rates do NOT include the Issues Lunch. This lunch may be purchased separately for a cost of $40.
To receive the Student rate, please call the office at 651-291-7311 to register.

Early Bird
(before Feb. 27)
Regular Rate
(after Feb. 27)
Onsite Rate
Full Convention – Member $165 $190 $215
Full Convention – Non-member $265 $290 $315
Daily Rate (Tues. or Wed.) – Member $90 $115 $140
Daily Rate (Tues. or Wed.) – Non-member $200 $225 $250
Retiree $50 $50 $75
Student Free Free Free


Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

>> Sign up to Sponsor or Exhibit

The cost for exhibiting is $900 per booth. You can purchase multiple booths. Each booth includes two representatives. Additional representatives are allowed for $150/person. View more details on exhibiting or sign up online.

View the booth map and current exhibitors


There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. View more details on exhibiting or sign up online.

Download the Prospectus

  • Platinum: $3,000
  • Gold: $2,000
  • Silver: $1,500
  • Bronze: $1,000
  • Room Key: $7,500
  • Lanyard Sponsorship: $2,500 plus cost of lanyards
  • Folder Inserts: $250 plus cost of inserts
  • Opening Reception: $150
  • Mobile App: $5,000
  • Charging Station Lounge Sponsor: $6,000

Hotel Reservations

Make your lodging reservations for the Hyatt Regency, located in downtown Minneapolis. You can reserve a room online or by phone at the number below.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall

Reservations can be made by calling 800-233-1234.
Deadline: February 27, 2015.

  • Single: $149
  • Double: $149
  • Triple: $159
  • Quadruple: $169
Hotel Room Scam Alert

A third-party housing company called Exhibitors Housing Services has contacted MTA attendees and exhibitors trying to get them to book MTA Convention hotel rooms through their service at what they claim to be a “better rate.”

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitors Housing Services is not affiliated in any way with MTA or the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

MTA has a room block reserved for MTA convention participants. All participants are encouraged to book directly through the Hyatt Regency and within the established MTA block.

Third-party companies, such as Exhibitors Housing Services, sometimes promise rooms in hotels where they do not actually have rooms or blocks set up. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance if you book through them.

If you have made a reservation through this company, or have questions or concerns, contact MTA’s Meeting Manager Julie Cygan, at 651-290-7475 or via email at juliec@ewald.com.


Convention Highlights

User Group/Networking Meetings

Monday, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
There are many emerging markets that a User Group would benefit. User Groups help everyone: The User, the Telco, the Associate Members, the MTA and the Industry.

Keynote: The Champion’s Code: Life Lessons of Ethics and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – Noon
The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who has keynoted conferences on four continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and CBS This Morning, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today. Ross’ program is based on a series of books he wrote in which he was able to interview more than 500 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common — they were all members of championship teams. In his research he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports were also common in peak performers in business. As he learned, champions have a unique DNA — and his goal in this keynote session is to get audience members thinking about their own DNA — and about the differentiators they possess which would ultimately lead customers to choose to do business with them. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — champions.

Issues Update Luncheon

Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
“Federal Regulatory Issues Update” by Dusty Johnson, Director of Consulting, Vantage Point
This luncheon will provide an opportunity to get together to discuss issues and challenges and receive a federal regulatory update. $40 per person to attend (includes lunch).

Associate Members Reception

Tuesday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Join the Associate Members in the MTA Exhibit Halls for the MTA “Keys of Knowledge” Associate Members Celebration! This reception will feature food, fun, excitement and prizes! MTA will be giving away gifts cards and an iPad at a “must-be-present” to win drawing!

New This Year – Vendor Demos on the Exhibit Floor

This year, the convention will feature 30-minute demos from our vendors on the exhibit floor. Plan to make time to visit these demos to learn what is new in telecommunication products and services. Demos will run from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Past Conference Coverage

Check out the Conference Archives

Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice received by March 13, 2015, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after March 13 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be e-mailed to info@mnta.org or faxed to the MTA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive refunds.


Platinum Sponsors

Allied Telesis

Gold Sponsors

Badger Communications
BEC Technologies, Inc.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Finley Engineering Company, Inc.
Moss & Barnett
SourceOne Solutions
TE Connectivity
TelCom Construction, Inc.
Transition Networks

Silver Sponsors

Border States Supply Chain Solutions
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.
MP Nexlevel, LLC
Power & Tel

Bronze Sponsors

Clearfield, Inc.
Communication Network Engineering Inc.
Dakota Supply Group
National Information Solutions Cooperative
NetSapiens Inc.
Power Product Services
RAD Data Communications
TeleSphere Software, Inc.

Opening Reception Sponsors

Adams Cable Equipment, Inc.
Border States Supply Chain Solutions
Comlink Midwest, Inc.
DF Countryman Company
Grissinger Johnson Sales
Haze Battery USA
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.
Kiesling Associates LLP
LaPointe Utilities, Inc.
Mid-State Consultants, Inc.
Ramstad Technologies, LLC
Vantage Point Solutions



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