News and updates

2021 details finalized

Details for the 2021 MATSS are now available online, but shortly members will be receiving printed versions via postal mail. Signing up now gives participants the best registration price, room options and exhibit space choices.

Electronic versions of the registration form and conference schedule as well as forms to sign up for sponsorships, exhibition space and the golf tournament can be found on the Forms page. You also can register and pay online for the conference, booth space and the golf tournament at the MATSS page on Eventbrite.

Hotel accepting reservations for 2021 MATSS at special rate

A block of rooms especially for those attending the Mid-America Telecom Showcase and Seminar is now available at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. Click here to book your group rate for 2021 Mid-America Telecom Showcase and Seminar.

The block for MATSS at the Sheraton Kansas City provides the special group rate of $180 US per night and is available for the following dates:

Start Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
End Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

**Last Day to Book: September 24, 2021**

Coming together in 2021

The Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar is back, and sponsorship opportunities are now available.

MATSS will meet Monday-Wednesday Oct 18-20, 2021, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., allowing professionals and vendors to gather, learn and exchange information.

Sponsorship information and forms are available on the Forms page.

In-person MATSS canceled for October 2020

In the interest of good health practices during these difficult times, organizers have canceled the 2020 Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar previously scheduled for Oct. 14-16 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The cancellation is a disappointment to MATSS planners as well as individuals and organizations that take advantage of this annual education and networking event. We continue to explore alternative ways to exchange information within our industry here in the Midwest until we are able to gather again.

In the meantime, please contact us if you have questions.

Stay tuned for information about the 2020 Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar

Details for the event, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 19-21, 2020, remain indefinite pending clearer information on how to proceed given the COVID-19 pandemic.

As soon as information is available, MATSS organizers will notify telephone companies, association members and vendors regarding:

  • Sponsorships
  • Registration information
  • Accommodations

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us.

Daily schedule for 2019 MATSS released

Mid-America Telecom Showcase & Seminar has released the full schedule for the 2019 conference. You can download a PDF of the schedule here, or read the (same) details below.

The 2019 MATSS is scheduled October 14-16, at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Below is the tentative schedule for the conference.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

8 AM: Golf Tournament (optional), Shoal Creek Golf Course

11 AM-5 PM: Exhibitor Set Up

3-6:30 PM: Registration

5-6:30 PM: Hosted Reception

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

7-9:30 AM: Exhibitor Set Up

8 AM-5 PM: Registration

8-9:30 AM: 
Buffet Breakfast with 
Keynote Speaker Curt Tomasevic, Olympic Gold Medalist

9:30-10 AM: Break

10-11 AM: Breakout Sessions

      • Amplifying the Subscriber Experience to Monetize Gigabit Broadband – Adtran
      • Winning USF Reform & Operational Strategies – Moss Adams
      • Preventing robocalls and STIR/SHAKEN – Metaswitch

11 AM-1:30 PM: Showcase Exhibits with Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:45-2:45 PM: Breakout Sessions

      • 
Broadband Expansion and the Changing Federal Funding Landscape – USDA-RUS
      • The Price is Right – Nex-Tech
      • Cybersecurity – Hacks, Tips and Tools (Demonstration) – Communications Network Engineering (CNE)

3-5:30 PM: Showcase Exhibits Open

4:30-5:30 PM: Reception in Exhibit Hall

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

8:30-9:45 AM: Continental Breakfast with Genny Morelli, ITTA

9:45-10 AM: Break

10-10:45 AM: Breakout Sessions

      • Fixed Wireless Access – Additional Options to Connect the Under-Serviced – Zyxel
      • Enabling the IOT; A WLAN Security Wake-up Call (Demonstration) – Cellstream
      • Checking the Pulse of Your Backup Power Network – Servato

10:45 AM-12:30 PM: Showcase Exhibits Open

11 AM-12 PM: Lunch in Exhibit Hall

If you have any questions please contact the MATSS office at 785-551-8779. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in October!

 

2019 MATSS conference taking shape

The MATSS Program Selection Committee, led by Bob Stafford of Oklahoma Telephone Association, is reviewing proposals for breakout  presentations for the 2019 conference.

Members were invited to submit proposals for educational presentations falling into the categories of general management, technology updates (including broadband), outside-plant topics (including broadband) and current regulatory and/or legal issues.

The Program Selection Committee will notify successful applicants around April 19, 2019.