You might think.... "We never get.......hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, fires..." But situations can happen when we least expect them. It is imperative that you know how to prepare and communicate during and after an emergency situation or crisis. How do you build a plan that encourages teamwork and cooperation to better your community when the unexpected occurs? How do you use that same plan to rebuild?
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Yes, it's true, we are moving the conference to a new location this year! The Union Depot in St. Paul will be hosting the MACTA Annual Conference and Trade Show on Thursday, June 13. The Union Depot is in a prime location right next to TPT Public Television, which will be part of the conference!
Oh, did we mention that the conference is also being catered by CRAVE? Don’t worry about downtown parking, because we have you covered. There are parking lots underneath and alongside the venue, and you will receive a free parking voucher at the conference!
Don’t forget about the Trade Show with what could be another record number of vendors and sponsors showcasing technology for PEG. You might even win a cool prize playing Trade Show Bingo!
There will be a lot to see and learn at the 36th Annual MACTA Conference and Trade Show, so make sure you save the date on your calendar now - Thursday, June 13!
CTN is also sponsoring a Saints Baseball outing shortly after the conference. Beautiful CHS field is only a few blocks away from Union Depot and you can stay parked in the same parking lot for the 7pm game! More details and registration information coming soon!
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We anticipate more than 100 participants, including decision-makers in the following areas:
PREMIER SPONSOR - $600
EXHIBITOR - TABLE ONLY - $250
ADDITIONAL TABLE - $75
CTN is sponsoring a Saints Baseball outing shortly after the conference.
The St. Paul Saints will provide a guided tour of the stadium including the brand new baseball museum which opened this season.
The tour is normally $10 but CTN is sponsoring it for free for the maximum of 50 that sign up.
The CHS stadium tour will begin at 5:00 P.M. sharp which will still leave time for food before the first pitch of the game.
Get your tickets for the game here!
Beautiful CHS field is only a few blocks away from Union Depot and you can stay parked in the same Union Depot parking lot for the 7:00 P.M. game!
There are 100 tickets available and conveniently located in section 102 right by the main entrance.
Conference Attendee game tickets are reduced to $5 and additional guests are the $14 full price.
The St. Paul Saints will provide a guided tour of the stadium including the brand new baseball museum which opened this season. The tour is normally $10 per person but CTN is sponsoring it for free for the maximum of 50 that sign up.
The CHS stadium tour will begin at 5:00 P.M. sharp which will still leave time for food before the first pitch of the game! Get your tickets for the tour here!
So, you think you've seen it all ... done it all in the PEG world. Think again. There is some wonderfully creative content produced by PEG channels out there. And staff size doesn't matter. How do they do it ... and how can I steal their ideas?
Thursday, May 9, 1:00 – 2:00pm Central
Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.
Even with the highest quality local programming, it is nearly impossible to obtain high viewership for your PEG channel unless it is distributed in HD format. Yet many cable operators are reluctant to provide an HD channel.This session will discuss successful strategies for obtaining HD channels. It will include the FCC's original definition of a "channel" compared to today's HD channeland case studies of strategies that have worked in getting cable operators to grant HD format as part of franchise renewal negotiations.
This past year has seen a whirlwind of new FCC regulations and, in some cases, state legislation, limiting local governments' ability to manage wireless facilities in the public rights-of-way. The FCC's Third Report and Order of 2018 has altered the regulatory landscape and has forced local governments to change their methods of managing these facilities. This session will address the key highlights and local interpretations of the Order, the status of the litigation challenging the Order, and will conclude with recommendations for asserting municipal rights to manage the rights-of-way consistent with current federal and state law.
Make plans to join us in sunny Tampa, FL for the 2019 NATOA Annual Conference. The Conference will be held at the beautiful Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, September 23 - 26, situated directly on the thriving Tampa Riverwalk. Planning has begun and we can promise an event filled with dynamic sessions and fun networking opportunities.
NATOA has arranged for a special conference rate at the Marriott of $149 per night plus tax. To make a reservation, book online or contact the Marriott at 888-789-3090.
Conference registration is now open and special discounts are available for early registration. Take advantage of this opportunity to register and save before the discount expires December 31st.
This session will take a look at accessibility in a variety of ways. Whether it be website design to reach your diverse community members of multi-languages and persons with disabilities, or closed captioning video programming, you will learn how communities have implemented these features and get a refresh on federal legal requirements.
Reaching all those not connected to cable and the internet is a top priority for local governments. What successful initiatives are currently in place that can be adopted by other communities? Are there lessons to be learned from the implementation processes? How can governments work collaboratively with private industry and non-profits to enhance benefits to the underserved?
Our panel of experts will assess how 2019 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and will provide their views of what may be coming in 2020 - and how local governments can prepare.