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Annual Conference Recap

Thursday, November 1, 2018  
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MISAC Hosts 17th Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage

 

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, MISAC members gathered at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage for MISAC’s 17th Annual Conference, It’s Up to You! This year’s conference was highly successful, drawing more attendees and exhibitors than ever before.

 

“Thank you to Helen Hall and her conference committee, to Brad Walker and his staff, to the Partners and Exhibitors, and mostly to all of you, the membership, who made this another spectacular annual conference,” said MISAC President Tim Williamsen in a post on the MISAC listserv.

 

The 2018 conference planning team was led by Helen Hall, 2018 MISAC Conference Committee Chair and City of Fullerton IT Manager. The team chose It’s Up to You! as the event’s theme to highlight the impact that IT professionals have in their agencies and communities.

 

The Conference kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 30 with the MISAC Board of Directors Meeting followed by the Opening General Session led by Keynote Speaker Jeff Eben, a professional speaker, leader, author and Hall of Fame Educator. Eben presented “Building a Winning Team,” a session focused on the importance of teambuilding for the success of an organization.

 

“Organizations work daily to meet the expectations of the marketplace. With deadline pressures and continuous challenge of meeting demands, it is easy to lose sight of who we are and what we represent. Great teams share a unity of purpose and a trust in the team that shines during the most challenging times,” said Eben. (From http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/misac/Ebenkeynote.pdf)

 

The four-day event featured several speakers from a mix of public agencies and private organizations. Breakout sessions included discussions on small cells, the Internet of Things, cyber security and other IT-related topics.

 

Members also had the opportunity to network and connect with their peers during the evening events and activities. On Sunday night, attendees enjoyed a Tailgate Party/Sunday Night Football and Game Night and Tuesday night included an offsite dinner at Jackalope Ranch in Indio.

 

MISAC thanks everyone who attended and hopes to see all members again next year. Stay tuned for more information about next year’s conference.

 


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