Innovation: Putting Broadband to Work

October 8 - 10, 2019

Location: Grand View Lodge

Price: $150.00

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Broadband infrastructure is like the exercise bike in your basement — you don’t get any benefit from it unless you use it. Just like getting fit, putting broadband to work for communities in innovative ways doesn’t happen by accident. It takes effort, dedication, and inspiration to reap the full benefits of high-speed broadband networks.

This three-day conference at the beautiful Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN will offer learning and engagement on many aspects of the challenges and benefits of broadband access and use, from “Pursuing Broadband 101,” to digital inclusion tools and strategies for diverse audiences, to examples of tech-transformed health care, education, and agriculture, to case studies of improved community broadband. Providers will discuss trends in deployments and offer advice to communities. Blandin Foundation will recognize community leaders who, since these annual conferences began fifteen years ago, have lead the way to better broadband.

Besides panel discussions, presentations, and demonstrations, we will hear directly from young adults about how they decide where to live and work, and there will be some magic. Keynote presenters include:

  • John Jung, Co-founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • Joanne Jones-Rizzi, VP of STEM Equity and Education, Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Casey Sorensen, CEO, PCs for People
  • Dan Witkowski, Founder, President and Chief Magician, MagicCom


Check back in June for registration information