31st Annual Information Technology Summit & Tradeshow

Thu., May 31, 2018 | 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME


Public Registration is OPEN!


Why Attend the MTUG Technology Summit?

Attendees will enjoy:

Register online below for Attendee Early Bird rate of $45! (student rate available).
Standard advance rate is $50. Event-day rate is $60. Registration is limited so please sign up soon!

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MTUG's IT Summit and Tradeshow is the premier technology infrastructure conference in Maine 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 will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, data and storage management, infrastructure/data center, cloud services, and more.


Attendee Registration Form (via Eventbrite)

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Summit Agenda

This agenda does not include some exhibitor setup and registration time info. For that information, please see the Exhibitor Logistics information.

7:30–8:30am
Attendee Registration in Lobby (1st floor)
Continental Breakfast in Casco Bay Hall (downstairs)
8:00 – 8:30 am – Student Orientation – Cumberland Room, 2nd Fl.
7:30am–4:00pm (ALL DAY)
Casco Bay Hall – Vendor Exhibits
8:45–9:00am
Casco Bay Hall – Opening Remarks
9:15–10:15am
Workshop Sessions A (2nd floor - 5 workshops)
11:15am–12:15pm
Workshop Sessions B (2nd floor - 5 workshops) Detailed workshop schedule below.
12:15–1:45pm
State of Maine Banquet Hall - Lunch, Keynote Speaker, and Scholarship Presentations
Keynote Dr. Rafael Grossmann, "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!”
2:15–3:15pm
Workshop Sessions C (2nd floor - 4 workshops)
3:00pm
More Desserts in the Casco Bay Hall
3:30pm – Students Regroup at Reserved Table in CB Hall
3:30–4:00pm
Final Remarks, MTUG Grand Prize & Vendor Door Prizes!
4:00 pm – The 31st Annual IT Summit & Tradeshow ends

Summit Workshop Schedule 
Check Often for Updates!

MTUG's RFP process was held from late-January through early-March. Accepted proposals will be contacted in early April for announcement in mid-April. 

This year the MTUG Summit will feature the following Workshops (click to open printable PDF of the schedule in separate window):



MTUG takes pride in featuring workshops with "end-user" voices -- speakers who are not-IT sales -- representing companies in non-tech industries such as healthcare, finance, retail and manufacturing.Our nonprofit, volunteer board hand-picks presentations from our RFP process that speak to the challenges of real I.T. operations, or venture into areas of new technology and hands-on learning experiences. 

Sign up for MTUG's mailing list to be sure to get the complete Workshop Schedule announcement when it becomes available! Go to https://www.mtug.org/emails

All Summit Workshop Proposals not accepted for the IT Summit will be automatically considered in developing our 2018-19 Educational Season calendar of monthly events beginning in September - this process begins in June. Anyone can submit a workshop proposal at anytime -- just use our Generic Workshop/Webinar Proposal Form linked here [DOCX] -- we look forward to hearing your great workshop ideas!


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann

Keynote Title:


"Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!"

Dr. Grossmann will explore current trends and the future of the smart application of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality technologies in healthcare and education.


Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS
Trauma & General Surgeon,
Health Technology Innovator, Speaker, and Instructor
Since completing his surgery residency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Grossmann has developed as a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon who now practices in Maine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Grossmann has focused on tapping the paradoxical power of technology to coexist with a better, more humane medical care. As a healthcare futurist, being a full-time practicing surgeon gives him the rare skills, qualities, and advantages to combine and enhance both his passions. Dr. Grossmann was one of the earliest Google Glass explorers, and on June 20, 2013, was the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery.
A telemedicine, global health, and digital medicine advocate, Dr. Grossmann is a strong believer in the power of technology to augment healthcare and education to better connect providers and patients. He is convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in Mobile and Wearable platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, along with AI, Deep Learning, Blockchain, Nanotechnology, 3D printing and Robotics, will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication, and data management, and result in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better and more empathetic patient care and medical education, as well as improved global access to healthcare.
Discover more about Dr. Grossmann's work and health tech innovations worldwide at his site and blog: www.RafaelGrossmann.health or follow him on Twitter @ZGJR.


Summit Tradeshow Booth Map
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Exhibitor Information


MTUG2018 Press Information

Press Release & Logos: MTUG on social media: WE DO NOT give out attendee lists in advance. Paper lists will be available to attendees on the event day.

General Information

Each year, I.T. Summit & Tradeshow activities occur roughly as follows:
  • JAN: MTUG opens Booth & Sponsor Registration 
  • JAN: Call for speakers (RFP) 
  • FEB: Early Bird Booth Prices END (most sell-out by March)
  • FEB: Call for speakers (RFP)
  • MAR: Keynote Abstract released
  • MAR: Summit Announcements sent
  • APR: Workshops topics released
  • MAY: Summit Brochure posted online
  • Early Bird Attendee discount ends mid May
  • Summit & Tradeshow held end of May
  • Learn more from the PREVIOUS YEAR'S 2017 I.T. Summit Brochure [PDF].
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