Blandin Broadband conference and workshops in Minnesota

The Blandin Foundation is hosting their annual Broadband Conference - Connected Communities: Making the Net Work for Minnesota on December 3 - 4, 2008 in Eden Prairie.

This year the Blandin Foundation will also be hosting a Minnesota Intelligent Communities Award. The Blandin Foundation along with DEED will be partnering with the national Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) to recognize the top Intelligent Communities in Minnesota. Conference Highlights include:

  • Pre-Conference Webinars: Fiber to the Home - Wireless Technology - Interactive Policy Session
  • Minnesota Intelligent Communities Award Competition
  • Pre-Conference Workshops Design Nine: Andrew Cohill, Intelligent Community Forum: Robert Bell
  • Keynote Speaker: Robert Bell, Intelligent Community Forum

Note that I will be doing an extensive "Planning for Broadband" workshop just before the conference. If you want a thorough introduction to the challenges and opportunities of creating a community broadband project, my workshop will cover financing, technology, infrastructure, operations, and management.

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