• The Midwest's Leading Broadband Conference for Communities

  • Learn Best Practices to maximize Broadband's Impact

  • Leading Exhibitors & Sponsors attend this One-of-a-kind Broadband Conference

WELCOME TO GREAT LAKES CONNECT!

2019 LOCATION AND DATES ANNOUNCED!

We're pleased to announce the location and dates for the Midwest's Premier Broadband Development Conference!

The Abbey Resort 
Lake Geneva, WI
September 30 - October 2, 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our event at a world class venue in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI!

Our 2019 Conference Theme is "The Future of Digital Communities"

We will explore creative and collaborative digital community examples throughout the midwest and across the nation.  Our three Conference Tracks include:

  • Community Development (Planning, Financing, Fiber, Wireless, Mobile)
  • Digital/Smart Community Infrastructure
  • Public Safety

For those familiar with the success of Mountain Connect in Colorado, please join us in Lake Geneva, WI where we will focus our attention on advancing all things broadband throughout the greater midwest communities!

2019 Conference Registration Pricing

Attendee Registration $449
Speaker Registration $249
Government Registration      $249

 

 

 

 

2019 Conference Changes & Fun Events

  • Exhibitors: Like Mountain Connect, our Exhibit Booth space will be located in the Conference Center Foyers anchored around our General Session and Breakout Rooms to provide full-time networking opportunities
  • Welcome Reception: This year, we are hosting our Welcome Reception lakeside including a bonfire - you won't want to miss this!

 


Making Digital Equity a Priority

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

As a former FCC Commissioner, Mignon Clyburn has both passed and fought against legislation we care about! Passionate about achieving digital equity, Clyburn will discuss the issues of the day and answer your questions in an interactive Q&A led by Next Century Cities’ Deb Socia.  Currently Clyburn is a consumer advocate who cares about many issues, including prison phone reform, Continue Reading

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Tuesday Keynote: Broadband as a Community Investment, not a Profit Center

September 25, 2018 @ 8:15 am

Fairlawn, Ohio has taken a different approach with building broadband.  Instead of asking if the financial upside of a network build is feasible, the City instead asked – what are the ramifications to our economic future if we don’t build? In our opening keynote, Ernie Staten will review how Fairlawn approached broadband as essential infrastructure, forming a municipal broadband utility Continue Reading

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