Attend 2017 Blandin Foundation Broadband Conference for Practical Info and Networking Opportunities

The conference, "Border to Border Broadband: Bridging the Gaps, Expanding the Impact," will happen later this month in Brainerd.
(Published Oct 9, 2017)

What have rural communities done to expand broadband’s impact, leverage investments, and bridge the digital divide? Attend the 2017 Border to Border Broadband Conference to find out!

This year’s conference theme is “Bridging the Gaps, Expanding the Impact.” Presented by the Blandin Foundation, with support from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development and event co-sponsors, the conference will take place Oct. 25-26 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd.

The conference features:

  • Learning stations that demonstrate stories of partnerships and perseverance that define the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program participants.
  • “Is Rural Minnesota Poised for the Digital Age?” keynote presentation by Dr. Roberto Gallardo of the Purdue Center for Regional Development.
  • New research that showcases the impact that world-class, ubiquitous high-speed broadband has had on five rural Minnesota communities.
  • An interactive session on partnership models and cooperation.
  • A humorous and informative evening with rural broadband advocate and author of the Minnesota Brown blog, Aaron Brown.
  • Ample time to network with conference participants and visit exhibitors.

Learn more and register for the conference

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