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Blog // Connect Michigan

2014 Michigan Broadband Conference— Just About Sold Out

By Wil Payton

Over 400 attendees are registered for the 2014 Michigan Broadband Conference.

“This year’s conference will have something for everyone,” said Eric Frederick, Connect Michigan’s executive director. “Whether you’re a local government official or staff, economic developer, educator, librarian, small business owner, technology provider, or concerned citizen, rural or urban, everyone will find useful content and interesting keynote speakers at this Michigan Broadband Conference.”

The conference will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices and promoting the benefits of broadband in our government, schools, healthcare facilities, libraries, communities, and homes. The event, October 29 at the Radisson in downtown Lansing, will bring together community broadband champions, technology providers, and policy makers from across the state to discuss broadband access, adoption, and usage.

Topics being covered during conference breakout session will include:

  • Competitive Edge of Small Businesses using Technology
  • How We Teach and Learn with Technology
  • Mobile Impact on Community Development
  • Navigating the Provider and Municipal World
  • Rural Infrastructure Development
  • The Technology Thread through Economic Development, Job Creation, and Workforce Innovation
  • Beyond the Classroom: A Library-School Partnership
  • Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Network Development
  • Encouraging STEM Education among Girls
  • Tech-Savvy Seniors
  • Education Network and Members Supporting Economic Development

To recognize outstanding individuals and organizations have made to increase broadband service in the state , Connect Michigan has created the Michigan Broadband Hero Award. The awards will be presented to winners during the conference.

A video webcast of the conference can be viewed via live stream by clicking here.

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