Register Now: Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work

Register Now: Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work
October 8-10
Grand View Lodge – Nisswa MN
#mnbroadband

Please join us October 8-10, at the gorgeous Grand View Lodge in Nisswa for our annual broadband conference, Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work. Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:

  • Getting Connected
  • Community Vitality
  • Economic Development
  • Digital Equity

Check out the conference website for more details, including the preliminary agenda. (Or learn about opportunities to sponsor or exhibit.)

Register Today!

Join policymakers, economic and community development professionals, and community broadband champions from across the state for this annual opportunity to learn, connect, and engage.

We hope to see you there!

Exhibit at or Sponsor the MN Fall Broadband conference: Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work?

We’re starting to get excited for the Fall Broadband Conference!  Have you been wondering how you could get more involved with the conference? There are opportunities for sponsorship or to become an exhibitor.

The conference is always well regarded. Generally, 125-150 community leaders come to learn more about broadband-fueled strategies.

Sponsor ships start at $1,000 and exhibitors at $500. Learn more.

Save the Date Oct 8-10 – MN Fall Broadband Conference – Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work

Got broadband? Join us to make the most of it. Need broadband? We can help with that too! Our goal is to challenge and inspire community champions from across Minnesota. We will showcase examples of broadband-enabled economic and community development and celebrate the community leaders whose hard work and vision we have to thank.

This three-day conference at the beautiful Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN will offer learning and engagement on many aspects of the challenges and benefits of broadband access and use, from “Pursuing Broadband 101,” to digital inclusion tools and strategies for diverse audiences, to examples of tech-transformed health care, education, and Ag, to case studies of improved community broadband.  Providers will discuss trends in deployments and offer advice to communities. Blandin Foundation will recognize community leaders who, since these annual conferences began fifteen years ago, have lead the way to better broadband.  Besides panel discussions, presentations, and demonstrations, we will hear directly from millennials about how they decide where to live and work, and there will be some magic.

It’s a great time to network with people who can help you put broadband to work. It’s a great place to bring leaders from your community who could use a little inspiration to recognize the power of broadband.

Closing Reflections #MNBroadband Conference

 

And a link to each of the sessions:

Visit the Conference page on the Blandin Foundation website for the program and agenda.

Community Broadband Feasibility Charrette Presentations #MNBroadband Conference

Koochiching, Le Sueur, and Waseca county teams will present what they’ve learned about options for broadband deployment in their communities.
Provider Respondent Panel Prospective partner telecom providers share their reactions to the work done by the charrette communities including tips for next steps, additional information required and key considerations for successful partnerships.

 

Get to Know the Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition #MNBroadband Conference

Learn why you want to become a member of and actively participate in the Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition. Coalition leaders will provide an update on the coalition’s past efforts and future strategies for promoting rural broadband deployment.

  • Nancy Hoffman, Chisago County HRA EDA
  • Becky Lourey, Nemadji Research Corp.
  • Vince Robinson, Lincoln County Enterprise Dev Corp
  • Nathan Zacharias, Conservation Strategies