Upcoming events

    • 9 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, April 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Recent FCC orders are having a profound impact on local governments and PEG administrators. For those who don't interact with the FCC on a regular basis, we will answer these key "starter" questions:  What is the FCC and who are it's Commissioners? How is it organized? What is an FCC Order and how can it be overturned?  Our experts will be on hand to answer the basics and more. 

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    • 11 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Today's media atmosphere is ever-changing. We see smaller staff at larger media outlets and less experienced reporters having more of a presence. Combine these factors with the competitive media atmosphere and we have the makings of very challenging situations for elected officials and their staffs. Knowing how best to meet the information needs of your community, while also managing how your messages are communicated with/to the media is a challenge. This session will give you, and those who train elected officials, the foundations of how to be successful.

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    • 14 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, May 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 1 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Government access television channels are a cornerstone of our relationship with residents and viewers.  In today's over-saturated news environment, deciding on content can be overwhelming!  Learn some tricks of the trade to get those storytelling juices flowing and hear how other channels find balance between critical, interesting and engaging content. 

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    • 11 Jun 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, June 11, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    While we're busy battling in DC and the courts over wireless facilities in the rights-of-way, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of applications for these facilities. This eNATOA will discuss all things small cell at the local level: effective approaches by locals to manage these facilities, including key considerations in developing a small cell ordinance, tips for preparing wireless facility design guidelines, talking points for city officials and staff, and more

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    • 9 Jul 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, July 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    If you don't have a social media presence, you're way behind the times.  Many local governments use social media to reach residents and educate them on everything from emergency preparedness to help with building permits.  If you're still wondering, "how can I use social media to promote my channel?" this webinar is for you. Learn valuable tips from those who've successfully tapped into a plugged-in world to promote their channel.

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    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, August 13, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 10 Sep 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, September 10, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    In August 2019, the FCC issued its Section 621 Order, which is arguably its most consequential cable franchising ruling in the last 20 years. We will be reviewing the state of affairs one year later.  How have cable operators and local governments responded? How have both sides valuated in-kind benefits? Has the Order impacted the calculation of gross revenues? Our experts will answer these questions and help you navigate the process for negotiating with cable operators to minimize the loss in franchise fees.

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    • 7 Oct 2020
    • Upper Level of the University of Minnesota – Continuing Education and Conference Center: 1890 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

    Save the Date for the 37th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show

    Stay tuned for details!

    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, October 8, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Getting the "unserved" and "underserved" access to the internet is a top priority for local governments. Step one: Identification. What surveying tools and demographics are in place to identify these groups? Step Two: Funding. What broadband initiatives and government grants exist that can be utilized by communities? Step Three: Collaboration. How can governments work collaboratively with private industry and non-profits to enhance benefits to increase broadband?

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    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, November 12, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 16 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Flood, fire, famine ... and VIDEO?  Yes.  When emergencies hit your area, what do you do?  What is the role of your video team, social media and PEG channel when there's a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, tornado, blizzard or other emergency?  How does YOUR emergency coverage differ from that of the local news channels in your area?  Learn the steps you can  take to be prepared for the unexpected and communicate in a crisis.

    Click here for additional webinar and registration information.

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call

    Join us for today’s Legislative Policy Committee conference call at 2:00 p.m. 

    Thursday, December 10, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central

    Please call 651-300-1528. NO PIN REQUIRED.

    LINK: uberconference.com/macta_legislative


    • 14 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Our panel of experts will assess how 2020 affected policy and practice on key communications issues and will provide their views of what may be coming in 2021 - and how local governments can prepare.

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Past events

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 Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration
13 Jun 2019 36th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Attendee 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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