Upcoming events

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Now that you have a franchise, what do you do now?  Are your other regulations up to date? What rights do you have?  How do you monitor compliance with the franchise, other municipal regulations, and FCC rules?  When do you do a formal or informal audit and what recourse do you have?

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    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Hear case studies from communities that have recently negotiated their cable franchises and how they strategized for win-win solutions.  

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 10 Mar 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 14 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Learn about the latest rules and guidelines for Closed Captioning. Find the most cost-effective means to provide your community what it needs, whether you have a budget or not.  

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 17 Mar 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    President Biden took longer than any other President to name nominees for open seats on the Federal Communications Commission, leaving in place a four-person Commission that seemed to preclude action on any controversial issues in 2021.  What will 2022 and beyond bring for the Commission and for communications policy? How can local governments effectively engage with the Commission on issues impacting our communities? Our panel will bring you up to speed on the Commission, its likely policy goals and what you can do to make your voice heard. 

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 14 Apr 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 9 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    The old days of PEG channels producing only 30- or 60-minute long-form content for a cable channel are fading into history. Now, the ask is for short-form content that people can watch on their phone while they’re standing in line at the grocery store. When your boss says, “I have a great story idea, but keep it under two minutes,” what do you do? What’s the approach? Learn from those who do it really well, etc. 

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 12 May 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 19 May 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 23 May 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    In this e-NATOA you will learn what the difference is between the two funds, how they can be used to deploy broadband and how to negotiate a private/public partnership. 

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 9 Jun 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    The old saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Putting together a well-functioning team is more than just getting talented people and crossing your fingers that they’ll work well together. A team culture and its workflow are paramount. What are some of the features of successful teams in the PEG world? Why do some teams consistently soar, and others stay on the ground? 

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 7 Jul 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    As traditional cable companies and video service providers are shifting to video streaming services and changing the modern media market and landscape, learn about the potential financial impact to gross revenues to municipalities and the reporting of gross revenues as reported by companies. 

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 30 Aug 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 1 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Denver, CO

    We cannot wait to see everyone August 30 - September 1, 2022 in Denver! Register today for a not-to-be-missed (finally) in-person event. We've launched a special, "pre-earlybird" rate that expires 12/31. Here's a sampling of what you can expect:

    LEARN. NETWORK. CONNECT.

    NATOA’s Conference is the premiere educational event for local government telecommunications professionals working on      communications, multimedia, programming, wireless, broadband, franchising and siting issues in today’s ever-changing landscape. Join over 400 local government professionals from across the country and learn the latest on emerging issues and cutting edge technology in your career.

    WORKSHOPS. FORUMS. ROUNDTABLES.

    Experts from all facets of telecommunications will be sharing case studies, solutions and proven strategies to enhance your skills, your profession and your community. Get practical insights on the latest trends while participating in interactive panel discussions, immersive pre-conference workshops and peer networking in beautiful downtown Denver.

    AWARDS. RECOGNITION. IDEAS.

    From the Government Programming Awards  to the Community Broadband Awards to many other conference honors — get your work nationally recognized and meet other individuals and organizations of distinction.

    INSPIRATION. INNOVATION.  PRODUCTIVITY.

    NATOA brings you keynote speakers, hands-on tech demos, tours and interactive exhibits  relevant to your planning and decision-making process when you return home.

    CHECK OUT OUR FOUR-STAR HOST HOTEL: THE SHERATON DOWNTOWN DENVER

    Join us at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel after their massive $80M transformation. This four-star hotel on popular 16th Street Pedestrian Mall offers access to some of the best attractions in Denver. A mile-long pedestrian promenade brims with shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment.  Featuring a heated rooftop pool, 5,000-square-foot Sheraton Fitness center, on-site business services and diverse dining options at Yard House. Hotel reservation and discounted room block information coming soon. 

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    • 8 Sep 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 26 Sep 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Hear about new and trending broadcasting/cablecasting equipment and technology and share ideas on tips and tricks to make your productions easier and creative.  

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Virtually via Zoom

    Please join us for the MACTA Legislative Policy Committee conference call via Zoom at 12:30 p.m.

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


    • 12 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Registration includes a recording of the webinar and speaker handouts, which  will be sent out following the webinar.

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    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom

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

Past events

13 Jan 2022 January Legislative Policy Committee Call
15 Dec 2021 December Board Meeting
13 Dec 2021 NATOA Webinar: The Courts, The Hill and The FCC - A Year in Review and Setting the Stage for 2022
9 Dec 2021 December Legislative Policy Committee Call
17 Nov 2021 November Board Meeting
15 Nov 2021 NATOA Webinar: PEG Channels 2021 and beyond.....
11 Nov 2021 November Legislative Policy Committee Call - Cancelled
20 Oct 2021 October Board Meeting
19 Oct 2021 38th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Attendee Registration
19 Oct 2021 38th Annual MACTA Conference & Trade Show Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration
18 Oct 2021 NATOA Webinar: Does the 1996 Telecom Act Work 25 Years Later?
14 Oct 2021 October Legislative Policy Committee Call - Cancelled
21 Sep 2021 NATOA 2021 Annual Conference
15 Sep 2021 September Board Meeting
9 Sep 2021 September Legislative Policy Committee Call
18 Aug 2021 August Board Meeting
12 Aug 2021 August Legislative Policy Committee Call
9 Aug 2021 NATOA Webinar: The Everything Guide to Wireless and Small Cell Regulation
21 Jul 2021 July Board Meeting
12 Jul 2021 NATOA Webinar: How to utilize and build diverse talents on your team
8 Jul 2021 July Legislative Policy Committee Call - Cancelled
23 Jun 2021 June Board Meeting
15 Jun 2021 NATOA Webinar: Digital Inclusion - Silver Digital Sneakers
10 Jun 2021 June Legislative Policy Committee Call - Postponed to July
24 May 2021 NATOA Webinar: Municipalities "Rights" in the Right-of-Way
19 May 2021 May Board Meeting
13 May 2021 May Legislative Policy Committee Call
10 May 2021 NATOA Webinar: How to Understand and Close the Digital Divide in Your Community
21 Apr 2021 April Board Meeting
19 Apr 2021 NATOA Webinar: PEG facilities as "Digital Navigators"
8 Apr 2021 April Legislative Policy Committee Call
7 Apr 2021 MACTA Virtual Workshop – Sports Productions Without A Truck
17 Mar 2021 March Board Meeting
16 Mar 2021 March Legislative Policy Committee Call - Special meeting with special guest!
15 Mar 2021 NATOA Webinar: Audience Engagement in a COVID World
17 Feb 2021 February Board Meeting
11 Feb 2021 February Legislative Policy Committee Call
8 Feb 2021 NATOA Webinar: Federal Communications Policy in 2021 and Beyond: What to Expect from the Administration and New FCC Leadership
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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