Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota – Oct 23-24 in Brainerd

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You’re Invited – Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota
October 23-24, 2018
Madden’s on Gull Lake – Brainerd, MN

We hope you will be joining us for Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota, our annual broadband conference, October 23-24 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd. This year’s event will showcase and celebrate the transformative power of community passion fueled by high-speed broadband networks. But communities won’t be able to take advantage of all that broadband can offer if not everyone has access to it, and the skills to use it. That’s why you won’t want to miss, Climbing the Digital Use Ladder: Digital Inclusion, Adoption and Innovation.

Digital Inclusion is a ladder with steps that increase constantly. While some are inching to get on the ladder — others are beating the path to the top. You’ll hear from both ends of the spectrum during this half-day session on Tuesday, October 23 — and walk away with a few ideas you can implement tomorrow, and a few to work toward in the future.

Presenters include the ever-growing PCs for People on their refurbished computer distribution program, remote exercise programs for seniors from the Winona Friendship Center, precision agriculture from a Minnesota farmer, virtual reality projects that help with training, tourism and civic engagement as well as a few training programs.

Check out the conference webpage for more details, including the preliminary agenda, and register today!

You’re Invited! Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota

You’re Invited to Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota
October 23-24, 2018
Madden’s on Gull Lake – Brainerd, MN
#mnbroadband

We invite you to join us October 23-24, at beautiful Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd for our annual broadband conference, Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota. Drawing inspiration from across the state, the event will showcase and celebrate the transformative power of community passion fueled by high-speed broadband networks.

This year’s conference will showcase a variety of approaches that rural Minnesota communities have implemented to transform their communities into vibrant places now and into the future. Topics will cover the gamut from expanding broadband’s impact to leveraging investments to bridging the digital divide.

Check out the conference webpage for more details, including the preliminary agenda.

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!

Bernadine Joselyn
Blandin Foundation

Be part of the conversation. Learn, Connect, Engage.
Hosted by Blandin Foundation with support from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development, Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota is being held October 23-24, 2018 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota.

A block of rooms is being held at Madden’s through Tuesday, October 9. Call 1-800-642-5363 or click here to reserve online.

Save the date Oct 23-24 for the 2018 Fall Broadband conference: Border to Border Broadband: Transforming Minnesota

It’s not too early to start getting excited for the Fall Broadband Conference….

Rural Minnesota communities are “above average” in broadband access and use; 78% of rural Minnesota households enjoy fixed internet access at speeds the FCC defines as broadband, compared to 61% of rural residents nationally who have access to those speeds.

Drawing inspiration from around the state, this year’s conference will showcase this success with a look at the variety of approaches that rural communities have developed to expand broadband’s impact, leverage investments, and bridge the digital divide.

Join policymakers, economic and community development professionals, and community broadband champions from across the state for this annual opportunity to Learn — Connect — Engage

More information and registration coming soon!