Upcoming events

    • 8 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual

    With a new Administration and FCC leadership, it's time to look ahead at the federal policy issues that are likely to impact local governments in the upcoming years. Our expert panel will reveal potential changes, what's likely to be more of the same, and (most importantly) how to prepare for anything.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.


    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 17 Feb 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    With the continued impacts of a long-standing pandemic, how do you maintain and even bolster audience engagement? Learn the best tips to streamline workflow with city/county meeting video recording, broadcasting, and webcasting, resulting in content delivery that increases community engagement to English- and non-English-speaking residents.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.


    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 19 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    The pandemic has posed a threat to digital inclusion programs with significant parts of the population left "unconnected." How can PEG stations partner with digital inclusion programs within your community? Learn about virtual training opportunities delivered via PEG channels. How can PEG channels elevate the digital needs of your community members?

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 10 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    This pandemic has made it starkly clear how important access to broadband is for work, education, and healthcare. It also exposed the sad reality that there are many students, parents and seniors with no or insufficient access, in both rural and urban settings. This session will showcase stories from the field on how communities are locating their broadband unserved during this pandemic, alternative ways to map their broadband status, and how to put together long-term solutions by creating a digital inclusion plan.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 13 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 19 May 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 24 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Tune in to find out how to deal with overcrowding right-of-ways, learn about revising ROW ordinances and see what rights you have as a municipality versus the private sector.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 15 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Learn about programs to serve older adults to help prevent social isolation with the ongoing pandemic and beyond. COVID-19 has exposed a hidden crisis in connectivity for America's older adults. Advanced age is one of the largest predictors of lower technology use and research shows the gap in connectivity among older adults. Seniors are most vulnerable both to COVID-19 and to the detrimental effects of social isolation. Learn about public-private partnerships and programs that are enhancing older adults' virtual learning and digital engagement with demonstrable social outcomes.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    In this day and age of social media and ever changing technology, find out what it takes to build a communication team that is diverse in talent, overachieving when it comes to knowledge and knows how to utilize the tools to get the story told.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 21 Jul 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 9 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    The wireless industry continues to accelerate its deployment of facilities in the public rights-of-way and local governments are compelled to respond quickly. They must review and process wireless facility applications, protect public safety and preserve the character of their communities within the confines of the law. This session will address recent legal and regulatory developments, including the status of the appeal of the FCC's Third Report and Order and the FCC's recent 6409(a) Order. Our experts will also provide practical guidance for managing small cell facilities in your communities.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 9 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 15 Sep 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 23 Sep 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual

    2021 Conference Registration is now open!


    Registration for NATOA 2021 has launched! Next year’s conference will take place September 21 – 23, 2021 on a device near you. In the best interest of our members and our organization, the conference will once again be fully virtual.

    The NATOA Board of Directors came to the decision to stay virtual based on key tenets of NATOA:

    Education: This year’s virtual conference brought you the same in-person, jam-packed educational opportunities but in an environment that enables 1) live and on-demand viewing, 2) more personalized interaction with the experts and 3) archived content that allows for replay at your convenience. Expect that and more in 2021.

    Opportunity: Eliminating travel, hotel, transportation and meal costs opens the door for greater member participation. One-third of our conference attendees this year were first-time attendees BECAUSE the conference was virtual. Our mission is to “support and serve” you. Our virtual conference is enabling that outreach.

    Availability: Travel budgets have been decimated due to the pandemic – for the foreseeable future. We don’t know when those will bounce back and frankly, we don’t want to risk you missing out on education paramount to your work. Our virtual conference will eliminate unnecessary travel expenses, time away from the office and calendar conflicts. We’re bringing the professional development and networking to your doorstep.

    Peace of Mind: Perhaps this isn’t a “key tenet of NATOA,” but it certainly has become paramount to our activities and actions this year. It is questionable when travel will be allowed or even encouraged, not to mention when our comfort levels will be where they once were. The conference will bring you the interaction, mentoring and networking that we all love in an environment that mitigates concern and exposure. Even with a vaccine on the horizon, It’s the right thing to do right now.

    While nothing can fully replace the energy of meeting face to face, we look forward to meeting and learning in the best way possible for the current climate. 

    We’re in the early stages of planning an unforgettable event and conference registration is open!

    If you have professional development funds available to use now, register today to guarantee your spot. You won’t want to miss it and we don’t want to miss “seeing” you there.

    We’re heading back to Denver for our 2022 annual conference where we will all be together again.

    Register now!


    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is now 25 years old and woefully out of date. Many of the technologies and platforms that are being used today did not even exist in the public marketplace in 1996. Moreover, there has been a convergence of services (for example, video streaming) that is not recognized in federal law and can be harmful to local governments. This session will explore possible reforms that are needed to the Telecom Act that would better protect local governments. It will also address whether a legislative overhaul of the Act is possible in a Biden Administration and, if not, whether some positive changes could be achieved through other means.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual

    Now that your PEG channel has survived the pandemic, find out what it will take to keep your PEG channel moving forward. Join us as we will look deeper into what is new with PEG, revenue generation ideas for PEG and will your council meetings still be available in the virtual world?

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 1:00 p.m.

    The link will be sent out to all current MACTA members.


    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual

    Join us for a discussion of how 2021 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and what may be coming in 2022.

    For additional event and registration information, visit the NATOA website.

    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Current MACTA members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings. Please contact our administrator, Christine, for details.

Past events

20 Jan 2021 January Board Meeting
14 Jan 2021 January Legislative Policy Committee Call
11 Jan 2021 NATOA Webinar: The Local Landlord: Negotiating wireless facilities on your real estate
14 Dec 2020 NATOA Webinar: The Courts, The Hill and The FCC - A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2021
10 Dec 2020 December Legislative Policy Committee Call
16 Nov 2020 NATOA Webinar: Using Video to Ensure Audience Safety
12 Nov 2020 November Legislative Policy Committee Call
20 Oct 2020 37th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Webinar
19 Oct 2020 NATOA Webinar: Digital Inclusion: Reaching the "Unserved" and "Underserved"
8 Oct 2020 October Legislative Policy Committee Call
21 Sep 2020 NATOA Webinar: The FCC's Cable Franchise Order - One Year Later
10 Sep 2020 September Member Legislative Policy Committee Call - CANCELLED
13 Aug 2020 August Legislative Policy Committee Call
13 Jul 2020 NATOA Webinar: Marketing Your Channel to a Social World
9 Jul 2020 July Legislative Policy Committee Call
30 Jun 2020 COVID-19 Virtual Brown Bag
22 Jun 2020 NATOA Webinar: The Everything Guide to Small Cell Regulation
11 Jun 2020 June Legislative Policy Committee Call - CANCELLED
1 Jun 2020 NATOA Webinar: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo: Teach Me How to Pick a Show
21 May 2020 May Legislative Policy Committee Call
13 May 2020 MACTA NDI Remote Production Workflow Webinar
11 May 2020 NATOA Webinar: Tips and Tools for Media Relations
20 Apr 2020 NATOA Webinar: FCC for Dummies
9 Apr 2020 April Legislative Policy Committee Call
19 Mar 2020 MACTA Open Forum on COVID-19 Planning Call on Thursday, March 19
16 Mar 2020 MACTA Open Forum on COVID-19 Planning Call on Monday March 16
12 Mar 2020 March Legislative Policy Committee Call
9 Mar 2020 NATOA Webinar: Want to Build Broadband? Identify your Assets
5 Mar 2020 MACTA 2020 Day at the Capitol
13 Feb 2020 February Legislative Policy Committee Call
10 Feb 2020 NATOA Webinar: Will Digital Signage Work for Me?
13 Jan 2020 NATOA Webinar: The Rights-of-Way Frenzy: How to update your code and maintain your control
9 Jan 2020 January Legislative Policy Committee Call
12 Dec 2019 December Legislative Policy Committee Call
9 Dec 2019 NATOA Webinar: The Courts, The Hill and The FCC - A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2020
18 Nov 2019 NATOA Webinar: Ensuring Broadband Development Includes the Digitally Underserved
18 Nov 2019 NATOA Webinar: Ensuring Broadband Development includes the Underserved
14 Nov 2019 November Legislative Policy Committee Call
23 Oct 2019 Partner Program: MAGC Fall Conference
21 Oct 2019 NATOA Webinar: Accessible Communications for Everyone
16 Oct 2019 Web Streaming Alternatives – October Brown Bag Workshop
10 Oct 2019 October Legislative Policy Committee Call
23 Sep 2019 2019 NATOA Conference
12 Aug 2019 NATOA Webinar: Wireless Facilities Regulation: What's Left for Locals?
8 Aug 2019 August Legislative Policy Committee Call
15 Jul 2019 NATOA Webinar: How to Define High Definition in Cable Franchise Negotiations to Secure HD Format for Your PEG Channel(s)
11 Jul 2019 July Legislative Policy Committee Call
17 Jun 2019 NATOA Webinar: Just When You Thought You Were Done Being Creative
13 Jun 2019 MACTA is Going to the Saints Game!
13 Jun 2019 Free Tour of CHS Field Before the Saints Game
13 Jun 2019 36th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Attendee Registration
13 Jun 2019 36th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration
3 Jun 2019 NATOA Webinar: Emergency Situations and Crisis Plans for PEG Channels
9 May 2019 May Legislative Policy Committee Call
6 May 2019 NATOA Webinar: Digital Inclusion: Assessing Community Needs
17 Apr 2019 April Brown Bag Workshop at Hastings TV
3 Apr 2019 Day at the Capitol

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