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Technical & Operations Conference

Technical & Operations Conference

Date: December 3-5, 2019
Time:
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
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The Technical & Operations Conference (or "T & O") is the educational conference for utility Managers, Superintendents, Crew Leaders, Foreman and other interested utility personnel.

As always, this year's T & O features an exceptional educational program covering timely topics. Plus there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with old and new friends during the conference sessions and at the ever-popular Trade Show & Reception.

Tentative Schedule*

Tuesday, December 3

8:30 am-1 pm  MMUA Board of Directors Meeting (State Room)

noon-4 pm  Conference Registration Open (Lobby)

1 pm  Welcome & Opening Remarks (Congress/Senate/Sunwood Ballroom)

1:15-4 pm  To be announced

Wednesday, December 4

8:30-11:20 am  To be announced 

11:30 am-Noon  Apprentice Lineworker & Rodeo Recognitions, Mike Willetts, MMUA and Don Harbuck, Northwest Lineman College

Noon-1 pm  Luncheon (poolside)

3 pm  Vendor Setup for Trade Show (Grand Ballroom)

The afternoon program is divided into two tracks.

Manager Track

1-4 pm  To be announced

‚Äč4-4:45 pm  Vendor Showcase
This session will give you a rapid-fire look at the latest in goods and services for the utility industry. We give each participating vendor up to 5 minutes to present their information. This is a great opportunity to learn about new products and services. Vendors must be an Associate member of MMUA.

5-7 pm  Trade Show & Reception (Grand Ballroom)
Be sure to join us for our product show. There is always a lot of good information changing hands at the show. This is a great place to see what's new to the industry and provides an opportunity to make new connections.

Crew Leader/Foreman Track

1-4 pm  To be announced

4-4:45 pm  Vendor Showcase
This session will give you a rapid-fire look at the latest in goods and services for the utility industry. We give each participating vendor up to 5 minutes to present their information. This is a great opportunity to learn about new products and services. Vendors must be an Associate member of MMUA.

5-7 pm  Trade Show & Reception (Grand Ballroom)
Be sure to join us for our product show. There is always a lot of good information changing hands at the show. This is a great place to see what's new to the industry and provides an opportunity to make new connections.

Thursday, December 5

8:30-10:45 am  To be announced

10:45 am-noon  MMUA Update, MMUA Staff

noon  Conference Adjourns

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

MMUA has secured a room rate of $99 per night + tax. Use our special link for online reservations. You can also call the hotel directly at 320.253.0606 and ask for MMUA's room block. Cutoff date is November 19, 2019. After that date, reservations are accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

Events for Associate Members

TRADE SHOW: Associate members can have a booth at the trade show to be held on December 4. Check back to register as it is not yet open.

SPONSOR: We also have an opportunity for Associate members to sponsor events at the T & O Conference. We will post a sign at the event site with your company's logo and have you listed in the official conference program. Check back to register as it is not yet open.

HOSPITALITY: How about hosting a hospitality suite? Call Kelly Inn Sales Department at 320.258.8404 or email Lindsay Latterell for more information. Kelly Inn does not allow you to bring in food items from outside the hotel.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Rita Kelly at 763.746.0707 or rkelly@mmua.org.

Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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Video Captures 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!