2023 Conference Theme
COLLABORATE. INTEGRATE. INNOVATE
To successfully realize the goals of BEAD, we must find a way to Collaborate. Infrastructure integration, which best serves a community, is the foundation of a sustainable future and will enable technology innovation to thrive for one and all, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Mountain Connect primarily serves Tier 3 and below communities, counties, school districts, healthcare, Telcos, WISPs, Utilities and Cable Operators organizations. Our audience also includes telecommunications industrywide thought leaders, state and federal governmental entities and emerging technology companies. A diverse audience for a diverse eco system.
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MOUNTAIN CONNECT
“Excellent conference! Outstanding sessions. Left feeling I learned a lot.”
– County Economic Executive
“This conference has become very important to this relatively small industry. If you are in this industry and in this region geographically speaking you have to attend this conference to keep up.”
– City Employee
“The conference was excellent and provided me valuable connections as well as a really energized feeling. I truly loved it!”
– IT for Large County School System
The 2023 conference will include a Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) track as well as Community Development, Case Studies, and Emerging Technologies tracks. The following are our confirmed speakers to-date.
Christopher Ali, PhDPenn State University: Pioneers Chair in Telecommunications and Professor of Telecommunications
Scott BailyColorado State University: Retired, Director of Academic Computing and Networking Services
Sally DotyMississippi: Director of the Office of Broadband Expansion and Accessibility of Mississippi (BEAM)
2023 Abstract Submission
Apply for one of the following tracks:
Community Broadband Case Studies
BEAD and Funding
Accepting abstracts through March