Blandin Broadband Breakfast Briefing March 30 – Agenda

I’m pleased to unveil the agenda for the March 30 Blandin Broadband Breakfast Briefing. It looks like a great lineup. If you’re interested in attending (7:30 am to 9 am March 30 at the Kelly Inn in St Paul) – please register online.

Broadband Breakfast Briefing Agenda
March 30, 2011 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 am
Kelly Inn, St. Paul, Minnesota

7:30 Breakfast buffet opens

7:45 Welcome/Introductions by Bernadine Joselyn, Director Public Policy & Engagement, Blandin Foundation

7:50 Welcome and opening remarks by Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon (confirmed)

8:00 “Journey to High Speed Internet” Video – 9 minutes 20 seconds

8:10 Broadband Strategy Board – Ubiquity and Speed: Providers and Community Voices Reflect on “What will it take?” “What difference will it make?”

Moderator: Bill Coleman
Gary Evans, President and CEO Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Kevin Beyer, General Manager Federated Telephone Co-op
Scott Marquardt, Senior Program Officer Southwest Initiative Foundation
Danna MacKenzie, Director of Information Systems Cook County

8:35 View from the Statehouse: Help Us Help You

Moderator: Bill Coleman
Senator Tom Saxhaug – economic (confirmed)
Rep Joe Hoppe, Chair of the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee (confirmed)

8:50 Closing Thoughts

9:00 Adjourn

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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