2017 MTA Fall Conference
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10/5/2017 to 10/6/2017
When: October 5-6, 2017
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota  55428
United States

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MTA Fall Conference


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Featuring Keynote Speaker Jesse Sulivan, CenturyLink, presenting "Getting Ready for Superbowl 52"

Thursday, October 5, 2017

12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-1:05 pm

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

1:05-1:45 pm

DC Update, Mike Romano, NTCA & Derrick Owens, WTA

1:45-2:15 pm

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

2:15-3:00 pm

Telecom Regulatory Panel
Moderator: Monty Morrow, NU Telecom
Panelists: Michelle Rebholz, PUC; Greg Doyle, MN Dept of Commerce

3:00-3:30 pm

Networking Break

3:30-4:15 pm

Next Stage in the Evolution of Cloud Communications and Managed Services, Fritz Hendricks, CEO, Inteliquent

4:15-5:00 pm

FirstNet is Coming, What Does It Mean for MN Telcos?
Jim Walter, 702 Communications; Melinda Miller, MN Dept. of Public Safety

5:00-6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:30-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

Choose from the Video Track or OM/HR Track

8:15-9:00 am

Video Track: ATSC 3.0 — What does this mean and how will it affect our business?, Jim du Bois, Minnesota Broadcasters Association

OM/HR Track: Change Your Thinking … Change Your Life, Dave Faust, Stonehouse Resources

9:10-9:55 am

Video Track: Data — Who owns it, how to monetize it. Perspectives from legal, technical, and marketing, Scott Friedman, Cinnamon Mueller

OM/HR Track: Let Go and Get Over It, Dave Faust, Stonehouse Resources

10:05-10:50 am

Video Track: New Content Options for Consumers — NCTC is developing new content partnerships beyond the traditional programming methods.  Hear from the NCTC and key OTT providers on how you can leverage these new partnerships to either enhance your existing video offerings or create new bundling opportunities with broadband for your consumers.
Clint Stinchcomb, CDO, CuriosityStream; Yale Wang, VP of Marketing, fuboTV

OM/HR Track: Personal/Professional Development & Wellness, Katie Johnson, Lake Region Healthcare

11:00 - 11:45 am

Keynote Speaker: Getting Ready for Super Bowl LII, Jesse Sullivan, CenturyLink

12:00 pm


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Thank you, Sponsors


Bader Comunications




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Olsen Thielen


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Dakota Supply Group


Finley Engineering




National Information Solutions Cooperative


Telcom Construction


Telcom Construction

Innovative Systems LLC
Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.

Badger Communications
Cisco Systems
Mapcom Systems
Olsen Thielen CPAs


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

$144.00 single/double per night
Reservation cut off is September 14, 2017
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 online cancellation notice received by September 13, 2017, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 13 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be submitted online to the MTA office. No-shows will not receive refunds.

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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