2016 MTA Fall Conference
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10/13/2016 to 10/14/2016
When: October 13-14, 2016
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States

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MTA 2016 Fall Conference

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Featuring Keynote Speaker Michael Krause, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, presenting "Cyber Security, Why You Should be Concerned"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-1:15 pm

Welcome & MTA Update, Dave Wolf, Gardonville Telephone, MTA Chair

1:15-1:45 pm

MNIT & Broadband Opportunities, Jim Johnson, MNIT

1:45-2:15 pm

Office of Broadband Development Update, Danna MacKenzie, Executive Director, MN Office of Broadband Development

2:15-2:45 pm

E911 Update, Dana Wahlberg, 911 Program Manager, Minnesota DPS

2:45-3:15 pm

Networking with Exhibitors

3:15-3:45 pm

CAF for RoR Companies, Tom Campbell, Olsen Thielen, Jerry Burmeister, ITCI

3:45-4:15 pm

Federal Issues Update, Mike Romano, Senior Vice President, NTCA

4:15-5:00 pm

Legislative Press Panel, Moderator: Jess Myers, MTA; Brian Bakst, Political Reporter, MN Public Radio News; Don Davis, Forum News Service; John Croman, KARE 11, Rachel Stassen-Berger, Pioneer Press

5:00-6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Friday, October 14, 2016

7:30-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Choose from the Video Track or IT Track

8:15-9:00 am

Video Track: Skinny Bundles and Retention Tiers, Melanie McMullen, Cinnamon Mueller

9:10-9:55 am

Video Track: Everything OTT: Where does Over The Top fit in your Video Business Plan?, Paul Solsrud, CNS

10:05-10:50 am

Video Track: Advances in User Interface and STBs: co-presentation on evolving technologies that allow MTA member companies to compete with video leaders such as Comcast’s X1. Co-presented by Innovative Systems and Advanced Media Technologies (AMT)

8:15-10:50 am

IT Track:

Foundational Cyber Hygiene – How well do you know your environment?, Mike Rerick, Director of Managed Services, High Point Networks

Polymorphic attacks on data-in-motion creates challenges for both the service provider and end user, Bill Balmer

Protecting the Network with Firepower NGFW and OpenDNS, Andy Erickson, Adam Hardin

11:00 - 11:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Cyber Security, Why You Should be Concerned, Michael Krause, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

12:00 pm


Registration Rates






Thank you, Sponsors


Bader Comunications


Olsen Thielen




Dakota Supply Group

Finley Engineering

National Information Solutions Cooperative

Telcom Construction



Innovative Systems LLC
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.

Advanced Media Technologies
Badger Communications
Dascom Systems Group
High Point Networks
Innovative Systems LLC
MACC (Mid America Computer Corp.)
Mega Hertz
National Information Solutions Cooperative
Olsen Thielen CPAs
Tekno Telecom, LLC


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

$142.00 single/double per night
Reservation cut off was September 21, 2016
Book your reservation: 1-877-303-1681 or 763-536-8300

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 written cancellation notice received by September 23, 2016, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 23 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MTA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive refunds.

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