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MISAC Issues Call for Vendor Presentations at Annual Conference

The Municipal Information Systems Association of California is holding its gathering Oct. 2-5 in Monterey, with the theme “Make IT Matter. Make IT Happen.”

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The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) has put out a call for vendors who want to make presentations at its fall conference, which will have the theme “Make IT Matter. Make IT Happen.”

MISAC members, vendors, suppliers and other parties interested in presenting are encouraged to click here to learn more about opportunities.

The call for presentations was announced by Ed Miranda, MISAC’s conference chairman and the IT manager for Fremont.

“The cornerstone of the MISAC conference lies in the educational programming offered,” Miranda said in a MISAC news release. “We have an outstanding lineup of keynoters and we are looking to complement those general assemblages with exceptional break-out sessions.”

MISAC’s president, Roseville Chief Information Officer Hong Sae, announced the theme and will preside. The event — MISAC’s 20th annual conference — will be held Oct. 2-5 at the Monterey Conference Center and Portola Hotel in Monterey. More information is available on the MISAC website.

The conference will feature four general sessions and 28 breakout sessions, with four breakouts running concurrently seven times during the three-day event. All breakout sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes (including Q&A time). Anyone is welcome to submit a presentation proposal for consideration. Specifically, the association is looking for presenters in the following areas:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Smart Cities/Smart Communities
  • Public Safety
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Professional Skills/Soft Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Water/Electric/Utilities
  • Procurement/Licensing
  • Other/Miscellaneous

“Our goal is to provide a strong, desirable array of breakout sessions for MISAC members to learn from,” MISAC Executive Director Brad Walker said in the news release. “Over the years, I have learned our members love to hear experiences presented by other members. It is for that reason we strongly encourage MISAC members and vendors working with MISAC members to submit proposals.

“Vendors desirous of presenting need not be MISAC Strategic Partners, nor do they need to be exhibiting at the conference,” Walker added. “Our mission is to offer the best educational programming we can and for that reason, there is no connection whatsoever between exhibiting or sponsoring the conference and the breakout sessions offered.”
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.