Sponsors

2014 Conference Sponsors

CASCO BAY HALL Sponsor

Avaya - The Power of We

CONFERENCE LUNCH Sponsor

FairPoint Communications

GOLD & LIGHTHOUSE Sponsors

Cisco Systems
Lincolnville Communications, Inc.
SymQuest Technology
Verizon Wireless

SILVER & PINE TREE Sponsors

Maine Fiber Company, Inc.
MTI - Maine Technology Institute
New England Communications
Presidio
Radware
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Unified Technologies
Varonis
Vital Solutions LLC

BRONZE Sponsors

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MTUG Annual Conference

2014 MTUG Telecommunications and Computer Networking Conference

When:

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Details:

Thank you all for helping to make
the 2014 MTUG Conference another great event!

Our 27th Annual Conference was held May 29, 2014 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland to a packed registered attendee list of over 500 and a tradeshow floor of 59 booths featuring 54 exhibitors!

At the heart of the show were 15 presentations from over 30 presenters -- mostly peer "end-user" IT professionals from a broad array of Maine organizations -- in tracks such as Cloud Services, Security, Unified Communications, Small Business IT and "Techie Sandbox" (featuring DIY and robot technologies).

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MTUG's IT conference is the premier technology infrastructure conference in the state, with workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries. The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor ran the full array of IT infrastructure services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, data and storage management, and more.

Attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote speaker, goodies in the afternoon, workshops, tradeshow floor access and door prizes.

Contact us today if you would like to receive attendee, presentation and exhibitor announcements about our next Conference, as well as and other MTUG events. We look forward to seeing you next year!

MTUG 2014
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Conference Workshops

NEW! CompTIA pre-authorized MTUG conference workshops for CompTIA CEUs! MTUG is happy to announce that CompTIA has pre-authorized MTUG's 2014 Conference Workshops for continuing education units. Attendees wanting to register for these CEU's should have picked up a copy of the Workshop Certificate at the end of the workshops. If you did not get a workshop certificate for a workshop you attended, please contact Kate Carpenter using the Contact Form. For those who are CompTIA certified in A+, Network+, Security+ or Cloud+, you may then log into your CompTIA portal and upload your MTUG Workshop Certificate. More information about the CompTIA Certification Renewal process can be found here.

MTUG had a bumper crop of fantastic workshop proposals in 2014. Tracks include Cloud Services, Security, Unified Communications, Small Business IT, and "Techie Sandbox" (where we explore DIY computing, robotics and more). The full 2014 Conference Workshop Schedule, with Workshop Descriptions, is available in the Conference Brochure here:

MTUG 2014 Conference Brochure

 

Workshop Materials

Many of our presenters have provided materials for their workshop presentations, which we have posted here. If you would like to contact a presenter, please let us know via our Contact Form and we will forward your information.

Did you miss this year's RFP but have an interesting and thought-provoking educational session or technical demonstration in mind? We continuously look for presentation ideas for our monthly user group sessions that run September to April, as well as for the 2015 conference. Feel free to usethe MS Word version of our MTUG Monthly Workshop Proposal Form to submit an educational session idea for a future monthly workshop session. The RFP for the next Annual Conference will be available on the Conference Event Page starting in mid-January of that year. For monthly meetings, we start our 2014-2015 planning in June.

 

Susan Corbett keynotes the MTUG 2014 Conference

Susan Corbett

MTUG was thrilled that Susan Corbett, CEO of Axiom Technologies, could come and be our 2014 Conference Keynote Speaker. Her presentation was titled:

"Empowering Rural Economies: Broadband in Maine - It's what we DO with it."

Presentation available here (PDF).

Description: As Maine’s broadband infrastructure grows and develops – and businesses and residents utilize advanced technology – it can promote a new way of thinking about growing Maine’s economy.

But technical infrastructure is not enough. Strategic partnerships for training and funding opportunities are the key to enable regions and populations to adopt new technologies effectively, productively, and continuously.

Susan discusses the work of Axiom, the ConnectME Authority, and numerous others to foster technology adoption as a means to empower businesses and communities.

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS/SCHEDULE:

  • General Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration Opens mid-December (around 12/18/14).
  • Exhibitor "Early Bird" Discounted Registration ends early February (around 2/6/15).
    (Please note: In 2014, exhibitor booths, including sponsorship packages with booths, sold out by the end of February.)
  • Open RFP Invitation for Conference Workshops is released in mid-January; submission deadline is end of February.
  • Attendees may generally register from January onward, but general announcements go out in early March
  • Early draft of Conference Brochure with Workshop Schedule and Exhibit Floor Map is released mid-April
  • Conference Attendee Early Bird Discount usually ends first week of May.
  • The MTUG Annual Conference is typically the Thursday after Memorial Day, or the Last Thursday of May.

Sign up above for our announcements and stay tuned for exact dates!

 

2014 Casco Bay Hall Trade Show Floor - Exhibitor Map

This year's exhibit hall featured 54 vendors across 59 booth spaces. The graphic below will open a detailed map. See the Conference Brochure for an alphabetical list of Exhibitors: MTUG 2014 Conference Brochure.

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THIS EVENT HAS PASSED, AND IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.

Our 2015 Event Information will be posted by December 2014. The link below can be used to pay a bill for the 2014 Conference. Please enter the name of the person who attended in the Contact First/Last name fields (for the 1st person - additional people can be added with the "Additional Attendees" drop menu) mention the Invoice Number and any other billing contact info in the Comments field. Please do not attempt to sign up for the 2015 Conference with this form until after December 18, 2014.

Attendee Registration / Payment Form

 

A look back at MTUG 2013:

MTUG'S 26th Annual Conference was held on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

More than 400 information technology professionals gathered to visit 56 exhibitor booths, attend a dozen educational workshops and network among themselves.

Visit last year's conference page to see the broad range of educational workshops and exhibitors that make this event the finest regional event dedicated to technology infrastructure and solutions.



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2015
May 28th:
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine

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