October 12 - 14, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online - Zoom
This year, we’ve all lived through a shared, but unique, experience. What was yours like? How did broadband help or hinder – or motivate – you, or your community?
We know rural Minnesotans keenly felt how important a strong, reliable broadband connection is. When kids can’t go to school, adults can’t work, and families can’t access needed resources, our communities suffer. By working together, though, our communities can forge solutions. Countless rural Minnesota communities have shown the way. Your community can too!
This October, join us and fellow broadband champions in your region and across the state for the a virtual conference Building on Broadband: Inspiring Progress, hosted by Blandin Foundation with support from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development.
Our focus for the conference this year is YOU.
First, attend a meeting in your region (online or in-person) to share your broadband story, to learn about the state of broadband, and plans around Federal funding opportunities in your neck-of-the-woods (see below for a list of gatherings.) Then, join us online for a 3-day, statewide event to hear what’s happening around the state — what is being accomplished, what is still needed, and how we can inspire each other to keep at it!
Registration is open!
If you are new to the conference, register here: https://blandinfoundation.tfaforms.net/104
Previous invitees/attendees have been emailed a personal link to register. Using your personal link will be easier for you and the organizers! Contact Mary if you need your personal link re-sent.
If you have any questions about the October conference, contact Mary Magnuson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Gatherings are being hosted independently from Blandin Foundation by local planners. Additional information and links will be added as they become available.
|Region||Date/Time||For More Information|
|Northwest & Headwaters
Regions 1, 2
|September 29, 9:30-11am, virtual||Register Here
Email Antonio Franklin with questions
|September 30, 7-8:30pm, virtual (in-person option available)||Register Here|
Region 7E plus Aitkin County
|October 6, 3-4:30pm, virtual||More Information and Registration|
Region 3 minus Aitkin County
|September 22, 9-11am, virtual||Meeting Notes and Video|
|September 16, 11am-noon, virtual||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Upper MN Valley, Mid-Minnesota, and Southwest
Regions 6W, 6E, 8
|September 16, 1-2:30pm, virtual||Meeting Notes and Video|
|September 23, 10:30-noon, virtual||Meeting Notes and Video|
|Southeast & South Central
Regions 9, 10
|September 16, 10am-12:30pm, virtual||Meeting Notes and Video|
Not sure which region? Click here for a map and list of MN’s economic development regions.