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Week 1: October 6-8


Tuesday, October 6

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9:00 am    Welcome

9:30 am
Digital Showcase

A series of fast-moving presentations and demos by people from around the state who are using technology and the internet in innovative ways. Hear what they have to say and ask your questions!

11:20       Wrap-up

11:30       Adjourn

4:30         Trivia Night Social Hour


Wednesday, October 7

Welcome Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Broadband!

9:00 am     Welcome

9:20     Border-to-Border Broadband Development Fund Grantee Presentations
Hear about how Minnesota Border-to-Border Broadband grants impacted Rock County and Melrose

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10:20   Breakout Sessions with Task Force Subcommittees

Economic Development


MN Model

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10:45     Report Back and Task Force Thank You

11:00 am
From Digital Infrastructure to Transformation: Leveraging Broadband for Community Economic Development by Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development; and C&RE Specialist, Purdue Extension, W Lafayette, IN

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12:00 pm     Wrap-up and Adjourn


Thursday, October 8

9:00 am      Welcome

9:30 am
Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Opportunities and Challenges Post-Pandemic by Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, Arlington, VA

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10:45     Mentor Session I

11:20     Mentor Session II

11:45         Wrap-Up

12:00 pm   Adjourn

Annual Conference 2020
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