News and updates

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.


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


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


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.