Back and Better Than Ever – You Don’t Want to Miss the MACoCon Tech Expo

MACo is proud to present the Summer Conference Tech Expo on Wednesday of Summer Conference for intense hands-on training in new and developing technologies. Expanded exhibit hall features 50 technology-focused vendors.

MACo’s 2018 Summer Conference will focus on counties as employers and as employer magnets, drivers of the economy. As always, the conference will feature 4 days of educational sessions along with meetings, briefings, and a 2-day tradeshow of 250+ exhibiting companies. View the registration brochure.

robotTo add to the learning opportunities, MACo is planning a Tech Expo for Wednesday, August 15. MACo is thrilled to bring our attendees three Deep Dive sessions focusing on Cybersecurity, Biotech, and Small Cells. Participants will learn what’s next for county governments on the technology frontier. The sessions will be very in-depth and interactive.

Technology vendors will be highlighted through a special 50-booth one-day table-top exhibit show on Wednesday. (View the Exhibitor Brochure)

More information will be available soon, but the Deep Dive sessions are developing quickly:

Surf’s Up! Small Cell Tsunami
The hanging of small cells on new and existing poles affects a range of issues, including business development, rural connectivity, and health concerns. Several counties have already dipped a toe in the water, negotiating directly with providers on zoning and licensing. Hear about 5G technology and what it could mean for Maryland, learn more about the necessary county role, and see a small cell up close at this educational session.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 11:00 am – Noon

All Hands on Deck: Cybersecurity for County Governments
County government networks possess a wealth of valuable personal information, including Social Security numbers, tax ID numbers, health information, and other sensitive data. This makes county government employees at every level potential targets for online pirates looking to steal sensitive information. Even well-meaning and internet-savvy employees may fall prey to inappropriate release of data…with multiple consequences. Learn from Maryland’s leading cybersecurity firms how counties can work together to keep fast all data, including personal information.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Anchor Your Local Economy with Biotech
The industry of biotechnology can help shore up a county’s economic development, creating health and wealth for local communities. Biotech, or the use of biological processes for industrial purposes (including the production of antibiotics and other disease-fighting medicines), may directly address health issues faced by your residents. At the same time, this emerging industry can create career-track job opportunities that set young professionals on a course to settle down in your county. In this session, hear about new developments in Maryland’s biotech community, including advancements that set Maryland upwind of other states in the biotech race. Learn how your county can attract biotech businesses and take advantage of the statewide biotech berth.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You don’t want to miss this exciting offering – be sure you register for either a Wednesday-only or a Full Conference registration through our registration website.

There is no additional fee to participate in the Expo – it comes with your Wednesday or Full registration!

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: